AIM MusicLink is here

I have posted the latest version of AIM MusicLink, version  If you are an existing AIM MusicLink user, you will get prompted for auto upgrade.  You can ignore the upgrade, or get it later.  You can get an upgrade via the Check For Upgrade button via the AIM MusicLink Preference window.  You will only be prompted once.  There are some real key feature and bug fixes in this release.

  • AIM MusicLink now supports an option to set your status in “Artist – Song” format and “Song – Artist” format.
  • Fixed a long standing bug with Windows Media Player not reporting the correct song.  This was due to an issue with the Windows Media Player API passing incorrect data in the MediaChange event.  I discovered a work around this Microsoft bug.
  • Fixed bug with RealPlayer song status being set with a missing leading character
  • Fixed bug with Uninstaller not unregistering the AIM MusicLink dlls.

Here is a screen shot of the new preference panel showing how to change the status format.

AIM MusicLink Preferences

AIM MusicLink Preferences

You can download the latest AIM MusicLink here.

To read all about AIM MusicLink or to get questions answered make sure to visit the AIM MusicLink homepage.

11 thoughts on “AIM MusicLink is here

    • Sidekicks do not support unicode letters or characters. The music note, along with characters and symbols like copyright logos or a heart will not show up on the device.

  1. Hi Greg!
    I’m having an issue with the music link…every time I sign on AIM it says I’m listening to something I’m not (I don’t even have it in my iTunes) and it is always the same song.
    I tried uninstalling and reinstalling both AIM and AIM Music Link, but it still comes up when I sign on.
    Have you heard of this problem before, or is there any way you could help? Please let me know…thanks! 🙂

  2. I noticed a bug with the new “Song – Artist” format. It’s hard to Explain so an example will probably make more sense.

    For example, if the song playing is “History” by Jay-Z it should appear as: ♫ History – Jay-Z but in my status it shows up as: ♫ – History – Ja

    Here’s my rough explanation of what I think is happening. If the Artist name contains a hyphen MusicLink cuts off the last letter before the hyphen, the hyphen, and anything after the hyphen. It then places a hyphen in front of the song title.

    I’m using the latest iTunes ( and AIM

  3. hey greg

    i downloaded the latest version of musiclink and also have the latest version of aim. the problem i’m having is it will only work if i play music through itunes. i will not work through WMP, realplayer or winamp. i personally cant stand itunes. i only open it when i need to update my ipod which is never. hope to hear back. thanks!

  4. Yeah… I installed MusicLink about 2 weeks ago, and It’s never worked for me… I’ve upgraded AIM I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled it.. I’ve upgraded Winamp… I can’t get it to work with Winamp, iTunes, or WMP… I’ve done everything I can think of, but it still won’t work…

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