By default, iTunes Connect auto-follows all the artists in your music library, regardless of how much you listen to them, whether they’re on a compilation, or whether you even want to see posts from them. For example, because of that whole U2 fiaso, you’re probably automatically following them, too. Turning that behaviour off is a little hidden, as Steven Troughton-Smith and Anthony F Waller found.
On a side note, my Connect section — a week after launch — has posts from these artists:
- many from Trent Reznor
- one from Aerosmith
- a handful from Leon Bridges
- a couple from U2 (though those should disappear now that I’ve unfollowed them)
- one from Autolux
- a few from Beck
- a couple from the Boxer Rebellion
- a few from the Strokes
- one from the Black Keys
- one from School of Seven Bells
- a video from FKA Twigs used in the Apple Music promo
Compared to Ping, it’s not bad,
but I also have over 2000 artists in my library. Connect is not necessarily a hive of activity yet (and maybe there’s a reason for that).
Update: Of course, it only auto-follows iTunes purchases, not all artists in your library.