How to Scrobble Apple Music with Last.fm

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February 5, 2024

If you’re new to Last.fm, you may not be familiar with the concept of “scrobbling.” Last.fm’s scrobbling system is a tool that allows users to explore their music listening history and discover personalized recommendations. By creating a profile including the songs and artists you listen to, Last.fm becomes an effective music discovery tool as well.

Last.fm tracks your music preferences by connecting to various music streaming services, including Spotify, YouTube, Tidal, Deezer, and others. For Apple Music users, Last.fm supports scrobbling through both desktop and mobile apps. If you’re eager to explore your listening history, including your top songs, genres, and artists, this post offers a step-by-step guide on how to connect your Apple Music to Last.fm for scrobbling on both computer and mobile devices.

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What Is Scrobbling of Last.fm?

“Scrobble” is a made-up word that describes how Last.fm keeps track of the songs and artists you listen to. Rooted in a music recommendation system named “Audioscrobbler,” which originated as a university project by co-founder Richard Jones, Last.fm builds individualized profiles of users’ musical tastes by scrobbling details of the tracks they listen to.

When you play a song, Last.fm scrobbles it by recording the song’s title, artist, genre, and the time it was played. This data is stored in your account to generate lists of your favorite songs and suggest new ones. Last.fm offers personalized listening reports, statistics, and charts for you to:

  • Explore your listening history.
  • View track information, tag, artist, and similar artists or tracks about each song you have listened to.
  • View personal top artists, albums, and tracks from all-time to the last 7 days.
  • Access to your listening reports of last week, last month, and last year.

However, simply playing a song doesn’t automatically scrobble it. Typically, you may need to listen to at least half of the song for Last.fm to add it to your listening history. Long-time pausing a song might stop Last.fm from scrobbling it too.

Does Last.fm Work with Apple Music?

Yes, Last.fm works with Apple Music. You can connect your Apple Music account to Last.fm through the Last.fm official app on both desktop and mobile devices. After connecting, you can check the currently playing song, your listening history, your top songs and artists, reports, and charts of your music listening habits. You can explore new music with the recommendations on Last.fm such as Similar Tracks and Similar Artists.

How to Connect Apple Music to Last.fm on a Desktop?

The Last.fm Desktop Scrobbler works on both Mac and Windows platforms. You can use it to scrobble your Apple Music listening history from the Music app (on Mac) or iTunes (on Windows). In addition, The Last.fm Scrobbler for Windows supports scrobbling from native media players such as Windows Media Player.

Here is the guide on how to connect your Apple Music to Last.fm for scrobbling.

Step 1. Visit the download page of Last.fm, download, and install the desktop app on your Mac or Windows computer.

Step 2. Launch the Last.fm desktop app on your computer. Connect to your Last.fm account or sign up for a new account if you don’t currently have one.

connect your last fm account

Step 3. You will be directed to the Last.fm website. Log in or register for a new account, and click Allow Access to authorize Last.fm Scrobbler to work with your music player.

Allow-Access

Step 4. Open the Music app on your Mac or iTunes on your Windows, and start listening. The Last.fm Scrobbler will begin to scrobble the tracks.

  • The Now Playing section shows information about your current listening track and recommends similar artists to you.

  • Go to Scrobbles to check your listening history. Click on a specific song and you will open the information page of the track.
  • The Profile page lists how many songs and artists you have listened to, as well as the top artists.

How to Scrobble Apple Music with Last.fm on Mobile?

The Last.fm Scrobbler also supports iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. To scrobble your Apple Music listening history with Last.fm, follow these steps.

Step 1. Search Last.fm in Google Play on your Android or the App Store on your iOS. Download and install the Last.fm Scrobbler on your phone or tablet.

Get-Last.fm from app store

Step 2. Log in to your Last.fm account. Sign up for a new account if you don’t have one already. You need to Allow Access to your Last.fm account.

Step 3. Open your Apple Music app and begin to listen to your favorite songs.

Step 4. Return to the Last.fm Scrobbler, and tap Scan (at the top left corner) > Submit to start scrobbling your listening history.

Step 5. You can refresh your Scrobbles after listening to several songs. Pull down your screen from the top and new scrobbles will be added to the list.

Refresh scrobbles

Step 6. You can use the Last.fm Scrobbler to explore your listening history, song & artist information and recommendations, your account statistics, personal charts, and listening reports.

  • Go to Scrobbles to find your listening history. Tap a specific song to find the track information, artist and album introduction, and related recommendations.

  • Tap the profile image at the top right corner of the Scrobbles page to access your Account statistics and settings.
  • Explore your top artists, albums, and tracks by tapping Charts at the bottom of the app.
  • Under the Reports section, you can find your listening reports for the last week, month, and year.

How to Save Your Apple Music Scrobbles to MP3?

While Last.fm can scrobble Apple Music, unlike Spotify, it doesn’t have a direct connection to your Apple Music account to retrieve your entire listening history before using the Last.fm Scrobbler. Nonetheless, Last.fm is still a useful tool to keep track of your Apple Music history and explore your listening habits.

If you are looking to save your Apple Music scrobbles to MP3 for offline listening, an excellent option is the Pazu Apple Music Converter. This safe and efficient software allows you to convert Apple Music playlists, albums, and songs to MP3, AAC, FLAC, and other popular formats on both Mac and Windows without any loss in quality. With this tool, you can enjoy your scrobbled top Apple Music tracks anywhere and anytime.

Pazu Apple Music Converter not only downloads your favorite playlists and songs but also preserves the original audio quality, ID3 tags, and metadata, ensuring you won’t lose any important information. Notably, the converter has a remarkably fast download and conversion speed—almost 10 times faster than comparable software. Additionally, Pazu Apple Music Converter is integrated with the Apple Music web player, allowing you to batch convert any Apple Music playlist or album to your preferred format without iTunes or the Music app.

Program NamePazu Apple Music Converter
DeveloperPazusoft
Supported OSWindows 11/10/8.1/8/7 (32 bit & 64 bit) 
Mac OS X 10.12 or higher
Supported LanguageEnglish, Spanish, French, Japanese, German, Chinese
Built-in Apple Music Web PlayerNo need to install the Apple Music app or iTunes
Output FormatsM4A/MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV/AIFF
Key Features – User-friendly interface
– 10x Fast Music download speed
– Advanced DRM removal
– Lossless audio quality
– Keep original ID3 tags & metadata
– Download Apple Music songs, albums and playlists
– Unlimited downloads
– Adjustable output options