Self-hosted music scrobble database
Simple self-hosted music scrobble database to create personal listening statistics. No recommendations, no social network, no nonsense.
You can check my own Maloja page to see what it looks like.
Why not Last.fm / Libre.fm / GNU FM?
Maloja is self-hosted. You will always be able to access your data in an easily-parseable format. Your library is not synced with any public or official music database, so you can follow your own tagging schema or even group associated artists together in your charts.
Maloja also gets rid of all the extra stuff: social networking, radios, recommendations, etc. It only keeps track of your listening history and lets you analyze it.
Maloja's database has one big advantage: It supports multiple artists per track. This means artists who are often just "featuring" in the track title get a place in your charts, and collaborations between several artists finally get credited to all participants. This allows you to get an actual idea of your artist preferences over time.
Also neat: You can use your custom artist or track images.
- Python 3.5 or higher
- If you'd like to display images, you will need API keys for Last.fm and Fanart.tv (you need a project key, not a personal one). These are free of charge!
How to install
Download Maloja with the command
pip install malojaserver. Make sure to use the correct python version (Use
pip3if necessary). I've provided a simple .sh file to get Maloja going on an Alpine or Ubuntu server / container.
Start the server with
(Recommended) Put your server behind a reverse proxy for SSL encryption.
How to use
maloja import *filename*
to import the downloaded file into Maloja.
You can interact with the server at any time with the commands
maloja stop maloja restart maloja start
Update Maloja with
pip install malojaserver --upgrade --no-cache-dir
Various folders have
.infofiles with more information on how to use their associated features.
If you'd like to implement anything on top of Maloja, visit
To backup your data, run
or, to only backup essential data (no artwork etc)
maloja backup -l minimal
How to scrobble
If you use Plex Web, Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud or Youtube Music on Chromium, you can use the included extension (also available on the Chrome Web Store). Make sure to enter the random key Maloja generates on first startup in the extension settings.
If you want to implement your own method of scrobbling, it's very simple: You only need one POST request to
/api/newscrobble with the keys
key - either as form-data or json.
You can use any third-party scrobbler that supports the audioscrobbler (GNUFM) or the ListenBrainz protocol. This is still very experimental, but give it a try with these settings:
|Gnukebox URL||Your Maloja URL followed by
|Username||Any name, doesn't matter|
|Password||Any of your API keys|
|API URL||Your Maloja URL followed by
|Username||Any name, doesn't matter|
|Auth Token||Any of your API keys|
These are tested with the Pano Scrobbler and the Simple Last.fm Scrobbler for Android. I'm thankful for any feedback whether other scrobblers work!
It is recommended to define a different API key for every scrobbler you use in
clients/authenticated_machines.tsv in your Maloja folder.
If you can't automatically scrobble your music, you can always do it manually on the
/manual page of your Maloja server.
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