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Library Song Limit

TaraLynn1
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Spotify staff-

 

I recently reached the 10,000 song limit in my library, which is a great disappointment.  As a loyal customer for over 3 years, I have thoroughly enjoyed your product, so much that I have shifted to using it as my main source of music collection.  There must be some way that you can enable "super users" to continue to file and organize their music over this arbitrary limit.  

 

There may not be many of us, but (and this should be obvious) those of us that actually reach this limit are your core constituents.  We are passionate about music and your product, and I can tell you that I have gotten at least 20 people to sign up to Spotify Premium over the past couple of years as I have raved about it.  I will continue to do so, with the caveat that Spotify just isn't yet ready to become a full-fledged music library of record for musical aficianados, much to my disappointment.

 

One more thought: You may find interest in the creation of some type of super user account that would allow you to charge SLIGHTLY more for those of us who desire or require a higher song limit (say, unlimited...) without having to alter the accounts of your millions of users.  Bottom line is that unlimited should mean unlimited, especially in this age of big data, but a 10,000 song cap with no alternative is absurd.

 

Thanks

 

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Guido
Spotify Legend

Hey all,

 

Thanks for getting in touch!

 

If you are interested in seeing the song limit increased, we recommend vorig for this idea in the Ideas Exchange. You'll get notified as soon as there will be an update.

 

We’ve blocked replies to this thread now.

 

Thanks for your feedback and have a nice day.

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inscient
Newbie

Agreed, a frustrating obstacle, needless from my point of view. 

 

Could it be tied to their licensing deals?

 

Apple Music has 10x that. Most likely my next destination. I made it work without smart playlists and subpar iOS integration (this one is on Apple), but this won’t do for me. 

fourfourfun
Newbie

Just adding my weight to this. I have hit the 10,000 song limit.

 

It is incredibly easy to do so if you listen to a diverse array of artists and rely on your own motivation to discover music rather than curated playlists.

 

Each week I check the release radar, each week I add albums. I hit the limit when trying to add a 40 album DJ mix to my catalogue. In electronic music, there is a huuuuuuge wealth of releases and it is unrelenting. So it isn't too difficult to add items like this week on week.

 

The catalogue acts as memory, it organises. From these, you make your playlists from elements in your catalogue. Now I've hit my limit, I've pretty much stopped exploring new music as I have no way to catalogue it. I'm basically looking at alternative platforms now and have started a six month trial of Apple music, simply so I can continue having an experience with music.

Darexas
Casual Listener

I can only lol at this. First I got dissapointed when I realized that the shuffle actualy didn't shuffle. A well known bug which, thank god, can be repaired by sorting songs by name. Well, that's a fail but I can live with that.

 

But now, I've been spending 3 hours by putting my music library saved in my PC into Spotify. Well, I can also live with the fact that lots of albums are not there. But how the f**k is that possible that I reached the limit when I was at letter P?! Poor Powerwolf 😞 My Q - Z music doesn't deserve to be in my Spotify library? What should I do now? Some Sophies' choices to kick my less favourite albums?

 

No, I'm seriously **bleep** off. I could have saved 3 hours of my live and go sleep what should be probably more beneficial compared to putting 70 % of my library to Spotify.

 

Just checked my music folder in PC. It consists of 15 555 songs. Considering that approximately 20 % albums are not there, still 10k limit is not enough.

 

Since 2014 when first people started compaining, did you even improve your hardware and systems? How is that possible that during the four years, it's still impossible for you to cancel the **bleep** limit or at least double it or something like that. Why?!

jrmhrp
Newbie

The whole point of having a library on Spotify or other streaming service is to go beyond the inconvenience of the physical format. It's a great tool to discover...what am i supposed to do now ? Delete some little gems you found along the way because someone at spotify decided 10000 was the limit ? The 1% that probably use Spotify the most intensively, helping these little algorythms get that ? Really ? I'll check other services to see if there is this kind of limitation, if not I will migrate and will try to convince as many music lovers as i can to do the same.

Twobagtaylor
Regular
I’ve gone tidal and just cancelled Spotify yesterday, migrated all the playlists I had using soundizz. Three years of tumbleweeds on this issue from Spotify is bye bye. Tidal now has a family plan too and higher quality streams.

Sagehorn
Music Fan

Just Stupid...

If they want me to clean my library, they could create a list like "songs you never listen to" or fix the problem with duplicates (often i have an identical track two times. if i delete one, both are gone...)

 

...but 10.000 is not enough space...

sonoflife
Music Fan

I agree completly with this. If you expect your paying customer base to add Spotify to their list of chores you can AT LEAST provide a list of albums/artists/songs that can be sorted by most played to least played. Instead we get to go through our entire music collection and do this manually one-by-one by hand?



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drunkenpumpkin
Regular

Yep, being able to see what has been most played or recently played like iTunes could would be a great addition

 

I made most of playlists in iTunes by looking at what a) I listened to most, b) recent listens (for newer tracks/albums) and c) by star rating (if I had a new favourite song/artist/album that I had given specific 5 star ratings)

 

I got most of my exact playlists moved over to spotify with about an 80-90% success rate in terms of missing songs and YES managing spotify is much easier and quicker than iTunes (no need to constantly plug my device in and synce) but the trade off is not being able to accurately track plays, ratings etc.

Hydrojlw
Casual Listener

Spotify really needs to address this. I'm still trying to work out how raising the 10k limit will (even if just for 'super users') result in a worse experience for the other users...baffling, unless there is some huge flaw in the design of the platform.

 

Eventually they will need to do this, so I'm not sure why they continue to disappoint their core supporters by ignoring this issue. I reached the limit a long time ago, and my Spotify experience has become more and more frustrating and disappointing because of this. 

 

I urge you, Spotify, please reconsider!!

drunkenpumpkin
Regular

I just hit the limit today as well

 

I've heard great things about spotify from many people over the years and the only reason I moved over from a physical mp3 library is so I could easy manage playlists without having to go back and forth with itunes and syncing my phone (and I have a big library of ~20,000 mp3s)

 

If I'd have known about the library limit I would have likely considered my options as having a limit is a bit of a dealbreaker for me tbh

 

It doesn't look like this will be changed, but I got on the 3 months for 0.99c and I have a couple months to consider that and see what happens

 

 

enteq
Gig Goer

@drunkenpumpkin wrote:

the only reason I moved over from a physical mp3 library is so I could easy manage playlists

You realize you can have as many Spotify playlists as you want, and each playlist has its own separate 10,000 song limit?

Peter5nine
Regular

If each playlist  could have 10,000 songs we wouldn't have this discussion. 

enteq
Gig Goer

@Peter5nine wrote:

If each playlist  could have 10,000 songs we wouldn't have this discussion. 


Wrong. Each playlist can have 10,000 songs, and we are still having this discussion. This has been discussed multiple times before in this thread.

 

The reason we are having this discussion is because:

  1. In the "Songs" playlist you can view by album, artist or song. In other playlists you can only view by song. So people put all their music in the "Songs" playlist, so that they can swipe through album covers, or artist names. Then they hit the limit. They don't want to move their music into separate playlists because they would lose the ability to view their collection by album or artist.
  2. Some people want to shuffle across their entire collection, and you can't do that across playlists.

If neither of those things is important to you, then you can use multiple playlists - and then your Spotify collection is essentially unlimited in size (as far as we know).

Peter5nine
Regular

I routinely save albums and recently hit the limit. That's why I'm in this thread. From my almost 10,000 song library I can shuffle all songs. I don't really use playlists anymore. So my issue is with the 10,000 song limit in my library.

janssenmichaeld
Casual Listener
Having multiple playlists means nothing. I want the ability to shuffle ALL
OF MY SONGS AT ONCE (like Apple Music does/can do).

Peter5nine
Regular

You can shuffle all songs in your library. 

enteq
Gig Goer

@janssenmichaeld wrote:
Having multiple playlists means nothing. I want the ability to shuffle ALL
OF MY SONGS AT ONCE (like Apple Music does/can do).

I'm sure you do - but you aren't the person who said they moved from mp3's to streaming so they could easily manage playlists.

janssenmichaeld
Casual Listener
Truuuuuue. Apologies. 🙂

Herrahemuli
Newbie

Why don't you make it possible to save the lib offline?

sawtooth
Casual Listener

Unbelievable. I also hit that limit today. Out of the blue, with no warning what so ever. As soon as I get my personal info (how can that take up to A MONTH to assemble!?) I'm out of here. How arrogant can Spotify be? And why is there such a ridiculous limit in the first place? 

And if they REALLY need to have a limit, why the F*CK is there now counter for how many songs I have in my library!?

Nope. I'm off to a service provider who actually cares about their customers. What a shame.

LivyMcFee
Music Fan

I have a playlist called 'spotify sucks' for this reason lol. I just add all new songs to that playlist, but don't add them to my library. It kind of works, but no limit on songs in your library would be the greatest. With this I have almost two libraries of music, so I can't shuffle through everything at the same time which is often frustrating. 

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