Apple Music and Last.fm scrobbling update

Last November, I wrote:

Switching from Rdio to Apple Music might mean scrobbling to my Last.fm account will be inconsistent, which makes me sad because I’ve been tracking since 2007.

Since then, I add songs, albums, or playlists in Apple Music to my library before I start listening.

With iTunes 12.5.1.21 and Last.fm Scrobbler 2.1.371, I now see songs played from Apple Music are scrobbled, even if they aren’t in my library (including playlists).2 Yay!

Context: Apple Music and Last.fm: Does it Scrobble? — Florian Eckerstorfer


  1. On OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. 
  2.  Radio…no joy. I don’t use it at the moment. 
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My ticket-smashing Apple Music playlist

Using Rdio Enhancer, I saved a CSV file of my ticket-smashing Rdio playlist that has 154 songs (which I’ve shared on Cloudup), then manually recreated the playlist on Apple Music.

Four songs weren’t available on Apple Music.

  • Control by Alexisonfire (Rdio)
  • One in a Million by Bodyjar (Rdio)
  • She Broke My Heart, so I Broke His Jaw by Just Surrender (Rdio)
  • Won’t Turn Back by Our Lady Peace (Rdio)

San Dimas High School Football Rules by The Ataris was on the Rdio playlist twice, so I removed that dupe.

Enjoy! 😎


For posterity, here are the details for the playlist:

  • Name: Ticket-smashing (catchy)
  • Description: Catchy rock songs to zone into helping people in support, and everything related.
  • Song count: 151
  • Duration: 9 hours, 50 minutes

Rdio Enhancer

While there isn’t a way to automatically import my favorites from Rdio, I finally installed Rdio Enhancer — a Google Chrome extension — which adds features like Export (Favorites) to CSV1, and several playlist additions, including Remove Duplicates2 and seven sorting options.

I’ll post an Apple Music playlist of my previously posted Ticket-smashing (catchy) playlist on Rdio as soon as I can. It has 155 songs now. 🙂


  1.  I have 7,325 items in my Favorites. I say “items” because it includes stand-up comedy by Mitch Hedberg. 
  2. Remove Duplicates removed nine songs from my Ticket-smashing (catchy) playlist. Since the list wasn’t in any order, sifting through 164 songs to manually find duplicates would’ve been tedious. Sweet. 

See ya, Rdio

When I opened Rdio today, I saw a link to the message following message: Important information about your Rdio account. I learned about the beginning of their end a couple of days ago through sad colleagues and friends on Twitter. I started using Rdio in 2012 after a recommendation by Andrew Spittle, and I’ve had fun listening to new music.

Gary Pendergast wrote about replacing Rdio. Referring to his post, our three must have items are:

  • Offline sync to mobile.
  • Ability to play from my Mac.
  • Family accounts.

After I read Macworld’s Apple Music FAQ, I started the Apple Music three-month trial, plus Family Sharing for Amy and myself.

Switching from Rdio to Apple Music might mean scrobbling to my Last.fm account will be inconsistent, which makes me sad because I’ve been tracking since 2007. 😢

On July 8, 2015, Florian Eckerstorfer posted, “Apple Music and Last.fm: Does it Scrobble?“. I have Last.fm installed on my Mac, and I just installed QuietScrob – Background Last.fm Scrobbler. Fingers crossed.