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Keep Track Of Downloaded Items



Hello everyone, this week we’ve made a number of smaller fixes and improvements to My Music Staff. We’re also excited to have added a new “logging” feature to the Download Library.

Here’s a full list of this weeks changes & additions:

  • The “Address” field on your website’s “Sign-Up” page (if you have one) and the “Sign-Up” widget is now an optional field. You can turn it off if needed in the page/widget settings.
  • The handful of users who still use IE8 on Windows XP can now see the blank “Placeholder” text that is on many of the text fields.
  • We fixed a minor issue in the Payroll details (and report) that would cause the student’s name to sometimes not appear beside payroll entries.
  • We’ve added logging to the “Download Library“, so now you can see how many times each item was downloaded. If you click the “Download” number in the Download Library you can also view a detailed log that shows when that file was downloaded and the student’s name.

    View from the “Download Library”.


    View from the “Download Log”.

  • When you add an item to the “Download Library” you can now automatically send an email to your students to let them know it’s available. (There is also a new Email Template for this and it’s available in your “Studio Settings” page.)
  • We tweaked the layout of the Attendance popup so that it fits better on iPhone 4/5 displays.
  • We changed the “New Email” page so that it’s easier to see how you can select multiple recipients automatically.
  • We fixed the email editor so that extra blank lines are not inserted when you use a Custom Email Template.

We hope you find this week’s list of fixes and additions helpful. Have a great week!

– The My Music Staff Team

Did you know? You can view “how-to” videos on the official My Music Staff YouTube channel. New videos are being added weekly.


  • March 26, 2015

    I am just curious. What is the purpose of the download library?

    • admin
      March 26, 2015

      Hello Ellen,

      Thanks for the question. My Music Staff’s Download Library allows you to upload private files for sharing with your students. Upload recordings, documents or anything else from your computer that you want to give to your students. The download library is separate from your publicly accessible My Music Staff website, so only your students can access it.


  • March 27, 2015

    You mentioned email/recipients. It would be very helpful if we had the option of emailing invoices to both parents at one time. I have one set of parents who apparently cannot communicate with each other, and they end up arguing about who did/didn’t get invoice. if I had one email going to both of them at once, it would solve a lot of problems. Thank you for considering this.
    BTW, I love using this program! It has made my life so much easier. Thank you!

    • March 29, 2015

      I wanted to clarify my previous comment. It’s not necessarily that sending the emails to both parents at one time would be easier. It is more of a request that when I look at a family’s invoice screen, I can see exactly TO WHOM the invoice was sent. Right now, there is only a blue envelope saying that it WAS sent, but it doesn’t specify to which parent it was sent.
      I hope this makes sense. Thanks!

      • admin
        March 30, 2015

        Hello Laurel,

        Thanks so much for the comment. We are currently working on a solution to this, thanks so much for the wonderful suggestion.


  • March 29, 2015

    Bravo on the download tracking capability – how wonderful!

    • March 29, 2015

      Also, a very wise choice to make the “address” box optional in the sign up form – I was going to ask about that 🙂

      • admin
        March 30, 2015

        Thanks Dave!