Brilliant, Thanks Peter! I used my surname then re- married years later and everytime I shared a playlist using an embed code, My ex married name posted.... Very aggravating! Hopefully now resolved..... Time consuming but not difficult :)
Unfortunately I did query this a year ago in relation to disconnecting accounts made via Facebook from the social network, it turns out its not possible due to the way playlists are mapped to usernames (and not just your playlists, but playlists you follow) in the internal systems of Spotify.
I don't know how the system works, but you can read more here. Interestingly lastfm has the same restriction on usernames.
I have tried to look for a contact number to call but with no results. I have recently upgraded my phone contract with Vodafone and have spotify premium included for free. when creating this account I was extremely stupid and accidently created it with an e-mail address that doesnt actually exsist (used @gmail.co.uk instead of @gmail.com) in addition to this i also tried to use my username as an e-mail (didnt think this was an issue) and as i had forgotten i originally used that e-mail years ago, i am now completely stuck with no way to log in.
I need to change my user name / e-mail address of this account (not this one i created just to post the message) PLEASE could an admin private message me or give a phone number to call.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to change usernames on Spotify. You will need to create a new account then get in touch with the customer services team directly using the online contact form and they will be able to move all of your playlists over for you. Unfortunately its not possible to transfer followers.
If you get an automated email reply back directing you to the community or help pages, you need to reply directly to that email (even if its from no-reply) and one of the customer services agents will get back to you as soon as possible.
I have read through a lot of the messages on this board, and have come to the conclusion I must create a new account or connect to a facebook account in order to change my username, which is currently a bunch of numbers that was apparently randomly assigned to me when I used my former facebook account. I no longer have that facebook account, and would like to change my Spotify account username.
Since it has been determined I must create a new account, I would like to know how I can do that, and still use my current email account as my login. I do not wish to create an entire email address simply for the purpose of creating a Spotify account; I would like to continue with the email I have. The problem is, my current email address is attached to Spotify via my old facebook account, which is now closed.
What it boils down to is... Since I am not allowed to change from the ridiculous numbers Spotify assigned as my username, without creating a new email address, and without reactivating my old facebook account, is it possible to create a new Spotify account? Or is it absolute that I need a whole new email address to create one?