LastImport Plugin

The lastimport plugin downloads play-count data from your library into beets’ database. You can later create smart playlists by querying play_count and do other fun stuff with this field.


To use the lastimport plugin, first enable it in your configuration (see Using Plugins). Then install the requests library by typing:

pip install requests

Next, add your username to your beets configuration file:

    user: beetsfanatic

Importing Play Counts

Simply run beet lastimport and wait for the plugin to request tracks from and match them to your beets library. (You will be notified of tracks in your profile that do not match any songs in your library.)

Then, your matched tracks will be populated with the play_count field, which you can use in any query or template. For example:

$ beet ls -f '$title: $play_count' play_count:5..
Eple (Melody A.M.): 60

To see more information (namely, the specific play counts for matched tracks), use the -v option.


Aside from the required lastfm.user field, this plugin has some specific options under the lastimport: section:

  • per_page: The number of tracks to request from the API at once. Default: 500.
  • retry_limit: How many times should we re-send requests to on failure? Default: 3.