Stop Your MySpace Music From Playing Automatically

Music is an important part of the whole MySpace experience. And, MySpace ever-so-kindly designed their site so that you can add a song to your profile. There are quite a few songs to choose from; a visit to the Music section of MySpace makes that painfully obvious.

I say “painfully” because if you visit a lot of profiles on MySpace, your ears just might go on strike because of the cacophony of voices and musical instruments they will be subjected to.

You probably are already well aware of what I am speaking of here. The music on some people’s pages can make a sane person go nuts! People usually place a song which has some sort of meaning for them on their profile, or one which they have chosen to be the “theme song” of their life.

But it’s terribly annoying… and rude, according to some… to be subjected to that music in order to check out someone’s profile. It also seems to make the page load slower than it should, as it seems the song has to start up before the profile page will fully load.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not a music hater. In fact, I love music! As a matter of fact, I usually am listening to music while I am online. That’s one reason why the MySpace profile music irks me so much. It interferes with my own music that I want to hear!

And, if by chance you click off of someone’s profile page to look at a photo or something else they have posted, then go back to the profile, the music starts up all over again from the beginning of the song! People need to realize that the music that they consider beautiful or relaxing may well be very annoying to others.

So, how do you stop MySpace music from playing automatically? Music on your own profile as well as anyone else’s? Actually, it is very simple. Log into your MySpace account as usual, and in the box that has your default picture inside of it, you will see a list of things you can do.

You are looking for the one that says “Account Settings.” When you find it, click on it. It will take you to another, larger box that says “My Account Settings.” Scroll down until you see “Music Settings.” See right beside those words where it says “Change Settings”? Click on that link.

Now, you will see two settings beneath “My Music Settings.” One says “Disable My Player from Automatically Starting” and the other says “Disable Band Songs from Automatically Starting.” Band songs are what MySpace is for some reason calling the music on everyone’s profile except your own, and not just actual band profiles.

Choose both of these options by clicking on the small boxes with your mouse. Then, click on the “Change Settings” button to save what you just changed.

You’ve done it! No longer will you have to worry about anyone else’s MySpace profile music – including your own!