I quite often collect music by downloading MP3 files from (e.g.) bandcamp and I add the MP3 files to Apple Music. For years I’ve done this by moving the files to ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Automatically Add to Music and when iTunes/Music is opened, those files are imported into the Music library and deleted from that folder. (Since the move to Apple Music, I’ve also used the ~/Music/Music/Media/Automatically Add to Music folder.)
Recently, (possibly since upgrading to Monterey) this workflow has stopped working. Has anyone else noticed this? Or is this a ‘feature’ of Music 1.2?
Thanks. I can learn a new workflow, but it’s good (maybe??) to hear it’s not just me or something I’m doing wrong.
I’ve come to realise the behaviour is even different from what I thought. If I put files in ~/Music/Music/Media/Automatically Add to Music they get added to Music.app, but the files don’t get moved into the normal Apple Music folder structure, and then continue to be added to the Music library every time the app is restarted. I don’t think this is expected behaviour!!
I’ve had the same thing happen to me, very annoying and required extra time removing duplicate tracks from my music library.
My solution for now is to move music files and folders to a separate folder and have Hazel automagically open Music and import the tracks for me. I actually have two Hazel rules, one to do the import and another to clean up anything left behind.