Music Manager is an extension for Joomla! 1.6 (For Joomla 1.5, use Version 0.13) which allows management of a music collection. It is easy to use and very flexible. Users can manage their music collection by artist, album and song. This component provides users with the ability to manage their music collection in a flexible and professional manner.

Begin by adding an entry to the 'Artists' table. This can be just yourself, if you are building your own music website, or every artist on the planet if you're building a music library. Then, add albums and fill in the name, description and creation year. Album art can be added to the images/albumart directory using the media manager and will then appear in the select-list on the album page. Finally, add songs to each album, upload mp3s to the images/songs directory and select them from the drop-down list.

Once the back-end administration is complete, add an album menu item. Simply select the desired album from the list and you will have a new page which describes the album, displays the album art and lists the songs available, with download links if supplied.

Oliver Gearing is using the component and has some documentation available.

Download the latest version of Music Manager.

If you are using Joomla 1.6+, you can automatically update to the latest version using the built in updater. Go to 'Extension Manager->Update' and select 'Find Updates'. If an update is available, select it, and then choose 'Update'.

(NOTE: The latest version is 1.0 which is designed for Joomla! 1.6. If you are running Joomla! 1.5, you need to use Version 0.13)

The source code is available on GitHub


  1. Why does the component display my MP3s with {play} tags around them? Make sure that you have installed JosDewPlayer to enable the flash based MP3 player.
  2. Why does it say 'File type not supported' when I try to upload MP3s using the Media Manager? You need to enable the mp3 file extension in the Media Manager. Choose 'Global Configuration' in the Administrator menu, then select 'System'. Add 'mp3' to the 'Legal Extensions (File Types)' field.
  3. How can I change how the fields/layouts are displayed? Use a template override:!_core.


  • Artists
  • Albums
  • Songs
  • Add album art (front and back), creation year and description which can be displayed through the front end interface
  • Add songs number and mp3 link to each song
  • Automatic updates under Joomla 1.6+

Development Ideas

  • Album review section
  • Album parameters - display year, display song numbers, album art size, display artist, display description
  • Display song numbers instead of ordered list
  • Display creation year
  • Display artist on album page (controlled by parameter)

Release Notes

  • Version 1.0
    • Updated to work with Joomla! 1.6
  • Version 0.13
    • Fixed security vulnerability
  • Version 0.12
    • Fixed link to artist picture
  • Version 0.11
    • Added language file for translations
    • Allow display of artist picture, upload to images/artists
    • NOTE:This release contains database schema changes. Users upgrading from a previous version will either need to delete the database tables 'jos_song', 'jos_album' and 'jos_artist' or modify their existing tables to match the new schema.
  • Version 0.10
    • Fix ordering problems
    • Edit plugin and parameters for MP3 player
    • Fix link to artists from albums page
  • Version 0.9
    • Major tidy of routing and URLs
    • Added 'Artist' front end view
  • Version 0.8
    • Tidied up directory separator code
    • Added link back to this site
    • Created build system
  • Version 0.7
    • List files in subdirectories when choosing mp3 file
  • Version 0.6
    • Fix display of back albumart
    • Fix route.php incorrectly trying to use 2nd parameter
    • Fix title
  • Version 0.5
    • Integration with JosDewPlayer plugin for playing songs - can be enabled or disabled by parameter.
  • Version 0.4
    • Fix component parameters
  • Version 0.3
    • If the user doesn't upload artwork, show a "no album art available"
    • Show paragraph formatting of description
  • Version 0.2
    • Fix song link
  • Version 0.1
    • Initial release