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Plugin for the music library manager Beets. Follow artists from your library using

Project Description

Plugin for the music library manager, Beets. Get notifications about new releases from album artists in your Beets library using muspy.


pip install beets-follow


git clone
cd beets-follow
python install


Add follow to the plugins option in your Beets config.yaml.

plugins: follow

muspy Configuration

To use muspy’s API, the follow plugin must be configured with the email address and password you used to register with muspy. It will also need your muspy User ID. If you do not know your User ID,

Sign in to and click the Subscribe in a reader link (the RSS icon in the subnavigation). Your user ID can be extracted from the resulting URL:<your userid>

Add the following to your Beets config.yaml.

    email: <your email>
    password: <your password>
    userid: <your userid>


Add the auto option to the follow section of your Beets config.yaml to automatically follow an artist when an album of theirs is imported into your library.

    auto: yes

Setting the auto option will also unfollow an artist after an album removal if none of the artist’s albums remain in your library.



beet follow [query]

Query can be any string following Beets’ query string syntax.

All matched items will have their album artist (if one exists) added to muspy.

If no query is included, all album artists in your library will be added to muspy.


beet unfollow [query]

Similar to follow, all matched items will have their album artist (if one exists) removed from muspy.

If no query is included, all album artists in your library will be removed from muspy.

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