Frequently Asked Questions
- What do I have to do to use ♥ Music Love?
- Where am I supposed to get my music?
- Why do I need to have a Last.fm account?
What do I have to do to use ♥ Music Love?
It's pretty easy, here are all the steps:
- Make sure you have a Last.fm account, if you don't have one you can sign up here: last.fm/join
- Make sure you have installed installed a scrobbler on the devices on which you listen to music. Last.fm has one of their own at last.fm/download. But you can also scrobble with Spotify.
- Signup to ♥ Music Love
- Keep an eye on your inbox. From now on you'll receive a friendly weekly reminder to give some money to the artists you listened to that week.
- Click on the link in the e-mail to get back to ♥ Music Love and pick up to 5 artists that you wish to give to for that week.
- Look up and fill out their e-mail addresses, this is needed for the payment with PayPal. You can use any e-mail address that you think will make it's way to the band. The e-mail address doesn't have to belong to a PayPal account. PayPal will send a message to addresses it doesn't know that they can collect the money you send them.
- Pick an amount you want to give out. The amount is divided among the artists in proportion to how much you've listened to them.
Where am I supposed to get my music?
That's up to you. We're just providing you with a service to compensate the artists you listen to for enjoying their songs. Some popular options are Spotify, iTunes, Amazon or Bandcamp.
Why do I need to have a Last.fm account?
Last.fm offers a platform to keep track of the music you listen to. It also provides an interface for third party applications (like Music Love) to use that data with the permission of the user. Last.fm is free to use and a great service on its own. By utilizing Last.fm to keep track of your listening habits we can focus our efforts on other areas. It's possible that we'll provide other ways to track the music you listen to, but for now Last.fm is the only option. Please create a Last.fm account over here