IMPORTING MUSIC

IMPORT FROM "MY COMPUTER"

This allows you to import a song file that’s already saved to your local computer. 
 

1. Click the "Import Song" button.

2. Click the My Computer icon.

3. Browse through your files, click the song or music file you wish to import and click “Open”.

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IMPORT FROM "ITUNES LIBRARY"

This allows you to import a song file from your iTunes library. These are song’s you’ve already purchased from the iTunes store.

1. Click the "Import Song" button.

2. Click the iTunes Library icon.

3. Browse through your iTunes Library music, click the desired song and click “Import”.

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IMPORT FROM "SEARCH"

This allows you to search through the Apple Music streaming platform and find a song to purchase and download to your computer.

1. Click the "Import Song" button.

2. Click the Search icon.

3. Search for a desired song using the textbox at the top of the window (provided by Apple Music).

6. Once you find a song you like, click the “Buy” button next to it. You can purchase the song from either Amazon Music or the iTunes Store.

Note: if you already have the song downloaded to your computer, an "Import" button will appear instead of the "Buy" button. Clicking "Import" will import the song from your computer automatically! If an Import button isn't appearing when you already have downloaded a song, click here.

7. Follow the on-screen purchase instructions.

8. Once the song has been purchased and downloaded to your computer, Dance Cuts will automatically detect the download and will prompt you with an Import button.

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MUSIC SCANNING

What is Music Scanning?

Music Scanning makes importing easier than ever. Dance Cuts will scan your computer for music files, and then will list them under "My Computer" for easy importing access.

Where does Music Scanning look for music files?

The following folders on your computer are scanned by Music Scanning:

• Your Music folder

• Your iTunes Library

• Your Downloads folder

• Your Documents folder

• Your Desktop folder

How do I enable/disable Music Scanning?

When you launch Dance Cuts for the first time, you will be prompted on whether you want to enable Music Scanning.

• To enable Music Scanning, navigate to File > Music Scanning > Turn On in the top menu. 

• To disable Music Scanning, navigate to File > Music Scanning > Turn Off in the top menu.

How do I find and import my scanned music?

First, make sure you have Music Scanning enabled. Then press "Import Song", then "My Computer".

Alternatively, you can navigate to File > Music Scanning > Show Scanned Music in the top menu.

To import a listed song, press it and then press "Import" towards the bottom.

A song file on my computer isn't listed in the scanned music. Why?

Make sure the file is in one of the scanned folders (see above). If it is, then you might need to Re-scan for music. In the "My Computer" page of the Import dialog, click the "Re-scan files" button to scan again.

 
 
 

Troubleshooting

My song isn't automatically importing after I purchased and downloaded it. Why?
 

Dance Cuts will only scan your Downloads folder and iTunes Library for new downloads. It's likely that your browser is downloading your music to somewhere else. You can fix this by changing your default downloads location in your browser settings. Here are some support articles on how to do this (choose the support article for the browser that you're using):

 

Chrome Support Article

Firefox Support Article

Safari Support Article

Microsoft Edge Support Article

In the Apple Music browser, I've have a song downloaded on my computer, but it doesn't have an Import button. Why?

 

Make sure:

• Music Scanning is turned on. You'll need to enable this setting in order for an Import button to show. Click here to read how.

• Your song is in a scanned folder. Dance Cuts only scans for music in certain locations (click here for a full list).

• If you downloaded the song while Dance Cuts was already open, then you'll need to re-scan for music. Click here to read how.

If an Import button still isn't showing up, then your downloaded song couldn't be automatically matched. This could be due to a song missing metadata about its song, artist, and/or album; or its metadata could be invalid or incorrect.

To check if the song has metadata, play it in an audio player like iTunes or Groove Music. If the song's artist and album are displayed, then it has metadata. Digitally downloaded music from places like iTunes Store or Amazon and music ripped from CDs will almost always have metadata. 

How do I give Dance Cuts permission to scan for music?

macOS

Windows

  1. Make sure you have a cut open.

  2. In the top menu, navigate to File > Music Scanning > Turn on.

  3. macOS requires that you give permission to Dance Cuts to read your Documents, Desktop and Download folders. If you haven't already given permission, then  the following message will popup: 

  1. Make sure you have a cut open.

  2. In the top menu, navigate to File > Music Scanning > Turn on.

  3. That's it!

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4. Click​ OK on this message. Next, some popups like this one will appear:

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5. Click OK on all these popups.

6. You're now done!

If the "Click Allow in the following pop-ups" message is appearing everytime you start Dance Cuts, then you've denied Dance Cuts access to your Desktop/Downloads/Documents folder(s). Follow these steps to enable access:

  1. Open System Preferences. (You can do this by pressing the Apple logo in the top-left of your screen and then pressing "System Preferences..." in the menu that shows.)

  2. Choose "Security & Privacy". 

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3. In the left-hand list, scroll down and press

"Files and Folders".

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4. Scroll to find Dance Cuts, and make sure all 3 checkboxes are checked. You may need to click the lock in the bottom left to make changes.

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