Getting my artists in alphabetical order again

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Getting my artists in alphabetical order again

Shawnpeoples
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Samsung galaxy s10

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(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)

 

My Question or Issue

How can I get my artists tab to be in alphabetical order for all the artists I have music saved from, like it was before the update. This makes it a million times harder to use the way it is now. Please help.

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Re: Getting my artists in alphabetical order again

Moderator
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Hey there @Shawnpeoples,

 

Thanks for posting about this here in the Community and welcome!

 

Based on your screenshot, it doesn't look like you're following any artists just yet. This would explain why you're having troubles sorting them in alphabetical order. 

 

Keep in mind that from now, liking an album or song won’t automatically follow the artist, but you can follow them from their artist profile.

 

Or, you can find Recommended artists to follow in Your Library where you can follow them with one tap, like you see in the screenshot.

 

Once you've followed some artists, you'll be able to sort them in alphabetical order by following the steps below:

  1. Swipe down to view the the search + filter optionsScreenshot_20190614_105935.jpg

     

  2. Tap Filters
  3. Select Sort by Artist to view them alphabetically

You can find more tips to get to know the new Your Library look in this Spotify Answer

 

Let us know how you get on! We'll be right here if you need help.

 

Have a lovely day :)

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Re: Getting my artists in alphabetical order again

teamgerber
Casual Listener

Spotify does this every few months, they release an update that pisses off their entire community. Make's it harder to use and of course 0 customer support. Why not just set as an option to display in alphebetical or not. What a stupid update. If it's not changed in the next week or so I'll be cancelling my account. Tired of my music getting messed up every 3 months because the app developers want to "experiment". There isn't even an option to Shuffle ALL SONGS. THERE ISN'T EVEN AN OPTION TO BROWSE THROUGH YOUR FULL LIST OF SONGS. What am I paying for, twitter for music, that doesn't work properly unless I "follow" artists? ABSOLUTELY USELESS and a waste of money, I'll go to Amazon music, where the music is ordered by artist, album and alphaebetically, like every other music app ever created. Some things exist for a reason, stop trying to re-invent the wheel. 

Re: Getting my artists in alphabetical order again

spaceburglar
Music Fan

Awful update. Bring back the Songs tab. Let me view partial LPs under Albums. Let me view all the Artists I've saved, not just the ones I follow. The Liked Songs playlist is redundant and awful to navigate. I like change but this is stoopid.

Re: Getting my artists in alphabetical order again

Jaydo
Regular

I presume it's hidden in the options somewhere. No one in their right mind would make a list random and unsortable. They just forgot to tell us how, right?

Re: Getting my artists in alphabetical order again

lewellra
Casual Listener

This feature was the only way I listened to music. Not having this feature is enough for me to not pay for premium any longer. It actually blows my mind that Spotify doesn't have basic functionality. Not user friendly by any means.

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Re: Getting my artists in alphabetical order again

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Moderator

Hey there @Shawnpeoples,

 

Thanks for posting about this here in the Community and welcome!

 

Based on your screenshot, it doesn't look like you're following any artists just yet. This would explain why you're having troubles sorting them in alphabetical order. 

 

Keep in mind that from now, liking an album or song won’t automatically follow the artist, but you can follow them from their artist profile.

 

Or, you can find Recommended artists to follow in Your Library where you can follow them with one tap, like you see in the screenshot.

 

Once you've followed some artists, you'll be able to sort them in alphabetical order by following the steps below:

  1. Swipe down to view the the search + filter optionsScreenshot_20190614_105935.jpg

     

  2. Tap Filters
  3. Select Sort by Artist to view them alphabetically

You can find more tips to get to know the new Your Library look in this Spotify Answer

 

Let us know how you get on! We'll be right here if you need help.

 

Have a lovely day :)

KaterinaModerator
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Re: Getting my artists in alphabetical order again

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Hey there @teamgerber,

 

Thanks for reaching out about this here in the Community! No worries, we'll be happy to help.

 

As mentioned in our previous reply, you should be able to sort your artists in alphabetical order. There's more info in this Spotify Answer

 

You can also view and shuffle all your saved songs! They are now in a playlist called Liked Songs at the top of the Playlists section for fast access. NYL_TWITTER_01_LikedSongs (1).gif

 

We regularly run updates to improve your experience with the app. The refreshed “Your Library” was developed to help you manage and access your favorites faster. To familiarize better with the changes, we'd recommend taking a look at this Spotify Answer

 

Keep in mind that it's the first version of this update and we’ll continue to build on it based on your feedback.

 

Hope this helps clarify things! Don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can help with. We'll be happy to lend a hand.

 

Have a lovely day :)

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Re: Getting my artists in alphabetical order again

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Hey there @Jaydo@lewellra and @spaceburglar,

 

Thanks for posting about this here in the Community!

 

You can find any artists you follow in the Artists section of Your Library.

 

From now, liking an album or song won’t automatically follow the artist, but you can follow them from their artist profile. Or, you can find Recommended artists to follow in Your Library where you can follow them with one tap.

 

Once you've followed some artists, you'll be able to sort the Artist section alphabetically or by recently added artists by following the steps provided above (here).

 

We'd also recommend taking a look at this Spotify Answer to find more info about the changes in Your Library.

 

Let us know how you get on! We'll be right here if you need more help.

 

Have a lovely day :)

KaterinaModerator
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Re: Getting my artists in alphabetical order again

Nightrain
Casual Listener

I am sorry, but that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard in my life. I am not gonna sit here and click follow on the hundreds of artists I have music from. You're going to have to tell your developer to put just put it back in alphabetical order. Does Spotify have some sorta deal where they are trying to guarantee a way all artists will be "followed?" Is that the catch? I never go online and complain about anything but this is just silly. I should be able to scroll through my artists alphabetically. And there should still be a way to shuffle songs. 

Re: Getting my artists in alphabetical order again

lewellra
Casual Listener
Agreed. People want to listen to music, period. The majority of people
don't want to click Like, Download, and follow just to have it organized
alphabetically. The original iTunes had this functionality.... IMO go back
to the last system update and never change it again for all I'm concerned .
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