Synchronization was aborted: error "not authorized to send Apple Events to Music"

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12 Mar, 2022 08:00 PM

I just tried to migrate my music library to a new computer, a 2020macbook Air (1.1 GHz Dual core Intel Core i3) running Catalina and I got the above error message

in full:
An error occurred:
Synchronization aborted
NSAppleScriptErrorAppName = Music; NSAppleScriptErrorBriefMessage = "Not authorized to send Apple Events to Music" ; NSAppleScriptErrorMessage = "Not authorized to send Apple Events to Music"

How can I fix this?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 13 Mar, 2022 11:18 AM

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    Hey there,

    for beaTunes to work, you have to grant it permission to remote control Music. You can do so in the System Preferences, under Security & Privacy -> Privacy -> Automation.

    See also (under the sub-heading AEpocalypse :: Averted)

    Hope this helps,


  2. 2 Posted by djripley on 13 Mar, 2022 11:46 PM

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    yes that solved it, thank you!

  3. djripley closed this discussion on 13 Mar, 2022 11:46 PM.

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