Library Song Limit


Library Song Limit

Casual Listener

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.





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I  want unlimited too. At least more than 10.000. Just hit this limit. Not amused!


I 100% agree. There might not be a lot of “us” people who tend to save a lot of music, but it’s still really frustrating! It happens (and to a couple of my closest friends too!) to me once every couple of hours, and every now and then i need to delete a whole bunch of songs just so that i can save new albums or new music, so i have to make a playlist that consists songs that i cannot save in my library anymore; my classical music and jazz isnt saved in my library but in my special.


I reached the limit again just now and it’s getting frustrating because i keep deleting but end up reaching the limit again. I just want to be able to save everything i want!! (I selected all my songs and it said i “only” have 9666 songs in my library, which is weird, because you should be able to save 10000 or so, so there must be something wrong) 


But, yes, as a person who uses Spotify every single day for almost 2 years, i would very much want the limit to be deleted or at least changed for the limit to go up!! 



For those of you frustrated, I figured out a 'hack' to get around the limit (as I reached the limit and continue to bounce against it for the past 4 years).

Create playlists for different genres you listen to most, instead of saving the song for that genre, just drop the song into that playlist without saving to your library.  Bam!  Endless library.

-Much love, Hotdog

Casual Listener
That "solution" is one I have been using, but it is grossly insufficient
when a fix for this would not be that complicated to begin with. I also
have hit the magical 10,000 limit on playlists, another irritant. They
really need to fix this, or risk losing a lot of their subscribers - the
people who actually pay for their service and USE IT.

Casual Listener
but, what if you want to save full albums...not just singular songs...then
the playlist will fill up...


Then make another playlist.  Afaik, playlists have 10k song limits.  If you sort your stuff even a little bit, into say, 10 playlists, you have your whole library split between several playlists.

Sort your library into categories by your usage (ie.  mood, genre, purpose), throw all of the playlists into one folder, then start removing items that are in at least one playlist from your saved library.  If you do this long enough, you will have everything bookmarked via playlist and nothing in the library.  You can also hit play all from the parent folder on some (but not all) devices giving you a shuffle option for your entire unsaved library.

This method leaves your saved songs available for download.  So keep your most desireable songs for on the go in the library, maybe even in their own playlist, and the rest sorts itself out.

You can do this.

-<3 Hotdog



I would be interested in knowing how you are able to have more than 10000 songs in one playlist. Did you use something other than Spotify?

Regards Lasse

Never had a 10000 playlist. My average playlist would be 20-50 songs.
Presently have 40 playlists.



I also recently reached the 10k limit and I'm totally annoyed by this! I'm a paying premium customer and if Spotify doesn't solve this soon (and this has been an issue for quite a while now), I will simply cancel my subscription. It's a simple as that. If they don't listen to their customers, they will certainly react to losing money. While I don't want to return to Apple Music, this seems to be the only alternative...

Like I said before . . . don't 'SAVE'' an album. Save only one song on the
album ie. An artist you like has 8 albums w 10 songs per album. If you save
all albums that = 80 files. Just save one song per album.

That = 8 files. Do the math. Enjoying spotify very much with no problems.
Have close to 300 artists with 1 - 25 albums each.

Casual Listener

The thing is this:

Why is there even a need for such a workaround? How can other streaming providers make there services work just fine with a limit of 100k or no limit at all?

Casual Listener

i'm now for many years a Premium user on Spotify and i hit the mark today.


tbh. if this limit not removed anytime soon i will switch to another service. it's a total no go for me. It's just a database entry. So no big deal to change this.

Casual Listener
I listen to my songs on shuffle a lot, so I have been saving the songs I like. I do not save the whole album unless I like every song. Hoping this slows down the process of reaching my limit. Maybe by then they will have made it unlimited or more than 10,000. One can only hope!

Music Fan

we were told this was only 1% of users 2 years ago.......that certainly can't be the case now can it? Longer we are all here the more will hit this max. Very dissapointing that Spotify doesn't seem too interested in an issue only it's most long term users are getting. We have been here paying for years now.

Music Fan

What a strange hack with saving one song from album... its indeed will show this album in the albums list, but you will need some extra actions to see whole album and not only one song there. Whats more, if you save some albums for offline listening-it will save all songs automatically. So you will hit the limit here then.



Casual Listener
How did you get past the 10,000 limit?

Instead of saving an album only save 1st song of the album. I listen by
artist. When selected, all the albums are instantly available. The
playlist thing works too. Presently have just under 300 artists with all
their albums.

Music Fan

S/he switched to Apple Music... not even sure why spitify exists.... after ignorning users for so long now they want to improve... 


I call BS... they are losing money and see themselves going under.  


Their arogance was their downfall and I'm sad it is going to happen... but I'm glad it caused competitors to step up and provide a great user experience.  

Casual Listener


Casual Listener

Apple music apparently has a library limit of 100.000...
This problem is making me thing of looking into switching services.

Music Fan
I have now been using Google Play since the original post. Quite impressed. You can also upload your own music whivh helps with unreleased mixtapes and projects that you may not find on other streaming services.