Update 2: I found the root cause of the issues I've been having, and reported it properly here: http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Mac-and/Bug-Report-Your-Music-doesn-t-sync-correctly-from-desktop-client/td-p/740789
Update: I have dug further and found primarly one specific bug (#1 below) that's behind most of the issues with Your Music. So here's a new a revised request list of issues/fixes:
Adding songs/albums to Your Music does not correctly update Songs , Albums , and Artists sections. The intended purpose behind Your Music seems to be that adding a single song to Your Music makes it show in Songs , it's album showing in Albums , and it's artist showing in Artists . That is currently not true 90-95% of the time.
It is not possible to add songs/albums from local files that are not in Spotify's database, like this one for example: Time's End: Majora's Mask Remixed by Theophany
Replace the + button next to each song with the old Star icon and add a "Add to My Music" contextual menu item for songs. The "Save" button on albums can stay as it's quite useful. A music library is not the same thing as your few specific favorite songs.
To get technical about #1: There seems to be two internal lists that make up Your Music, one for songs, and one for albums. The Artists section is derived from the albums list, as saving an Album always adds the artist too. The idea would be that these two lists are always kept in sync when a song/album is added to your library, but this currently fails. Hence adding an album doesn't always add it's songs to the Songs section, and adding a song rarely adds it's album and artist to the Albums and Artists sections.
In my testing, saving in album adds all songs from the album to Songs about 90% of the time. While adding a song adds the album and artist to the Albums and Artists sections about 2% of time when clicking on the + button next to songs. If you drag-n-drop the song(s) onto the Songs section, it never updates the Albums/Artists sections.
Fixing the above bullet points will in my opinion solve 95% of the issues with Your Music. As it ensures Your Music is a singular storage of your actual music, including songs/albums from local files that Spotify aren't aware of.
Personally I had until now simply created playlists from albums and playlist folders to try to build a "Library".
Origianl idea submission:
This is a summery of my suggestions from this post: Thoughts/c omplaints about new Your Music feature and Stars (and Spotify overall)
Please read or at least skim through the above linked post to get an idea of why Your Music is a catastrophe and needs fixing.
Without further ado, here's my list of suggestions to fix it:
Revert the Star feature to working just like it did, complete with the star next to each song, everywhere.
Replace Songs, Albums, and Artists lists with a single list/item called "Library" or something similar. Within the Library view there are "Songs", "Albums", and "Artists" tabs as alternative ways to view your "Library".
Add a contextual/right-click menu item called "Add to my Library" to all songs, and as a button for Albums.
Adding a song to the Library, will make it show under the Songs view, and it's album and artist show under their respective views too within the Library.
All local files should be part of the Library.
And potentially, enable making the whole Library available offline.
Not vital to fixing the mess that is Your Music, but they will add to the above suggestions and make Spotify overall better and more consisten to use.
Add a artist/album browser/list/sidebar/something that can be shown/hidden within each playlist. Potentially do it in a similar way to the above mentioned Library view. Potentially do something similar to what iTunes does (example).
Add back the Album Cover view for playlists, which was removed about a year ago.
Add a "Show Duplicates" feature for playlists, showing all non-unique songs. Preferably basing song uniqness on "[ARTIST_NAME]:[SONG_NAME]".
Show a OK/Cancel warning dialog when attempting to add a song that's already in the target playlist. Include a "don't show this warning again checkbox" to make the masses happy.
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I'm reposting a comment I made at the beginning of 2014 on an old post. Obviously, since that other post is years old, and 64 pages of comments from others wanting it... Spotify must not be paying attention.
Here is how serious I am about this. I was onboard as a preminum member the first month available in the US. I have now quit my premium account a few months back due to lack of response, and will continue to boycott the pay services until it changes.
I really like Spotify a lot, but the lack of ability to organize playlists (other than drag and drop) is the one things I hate the most about the service. I've been using Spotify since the first month it was available to the US. Since I like albums, I have tons of album playlists, maybe a few hundred. Dragging something down such a huge list is absolutely ridiculous.
Right now you only highlight and drag one playlist at a time, in the side column (best I can tell). When the number of playlists gets large, it is a major hassle to hold that highlighted item at the bottom of the list while it scrolls... forever. All while trying to find the place to put it in the scrolling list, without accident dropping it, or losing place. NOT user-friendly at ALL!
Likewise trying to browse such a list by order things were added is a nightmare.
I want to see at the very least an option to alphabetize the playlists, and maybe reorder or arrange (like icons on a desktop). So you can added a new playlist to the top, then hit arrange by (alpahbetical), and it will rearrange the list. That way it is an option.
Even better would be an editor working similar to file folder systems. A separate window kind of thing, where you can cut, copy, and paste in bulk. At least be able to highlight multiple playlists (with ctrl) and move them all at once.
Whatever it is, DO SOMETHING! "
The addition of the save function was a good start, but the 10,000 song limit killed it. A site with millions of songs, and you put a 10k limit. Does that even make sense when saying it outloud. I made it through saving about 60% of my playlist songs/artists before it stopped saving. A nice start, but still a fail.
Spotify is not catering to your most valuable customer, the serious music fan that likes a lot of music. Working in the music business let me provide some history. Traditionally (for decades past) music was consumed by only about 50% of consumers, with less than half of them making up over two-third of music purchases. Those are the hardcaore music fans.
These days, some 80% of people comsume music. However, a majority are casual listeners. Spotify needs to realize that the 25% of music consumers that once support over two-thirds of the industry collect more than 10k songs, and a key demographic for premium subscribers. For example, my itunes library (mostly from ripped CDs) had 35 days of music in it!
Spotify needs to not only focus on adding unique new add-ons, and get the basic UI working for us hardcore music fans. This lack of organization for large libraries, after all these years, is ridiculous. That should have been taken care of years ago!
Testing... Is this thing on? Does Spotify actually listen to their customers?
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So I've created a playlist that basically has all of my favorite songs In it and labeled it "favorites" when I created this and started putting in music, I had only just began using Spotify therefor the playlist was at the very bottom. After a while now I have roughly like 15 playlists although I frequently use my favorites play list. I find it kind of a hassle that when ever I want to go and select my favorites playlist I have to scroll down all the way to the bottom to select it. The idea is to have a feature similar to the iPod/iPhone music app which shows 3 bars next to the song/playlist which if you drag it would allow you to shift it's position up or down to rearrange your library. It would be a really nice feature to add especially for songs or playlists that I really like or frequent, to all be accessible near the top due to the ability to move them there freely. Please kudos to get this feature added to iOS!!!
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Hello community, I'm a music lover with wide variety of music I enjoy lisenting to and I think having a sorting column for the genre would be very helpful. There are many times I want to listen to just one type of music and I don't always have time to create a playlist for every genre I have, or listen to. The genres don't have to be specific sub-genres, the way its broke down in Browse would be fine.
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Spotify is almost the best thing ever, but the way that the music is organised is unintuitive and awkward.
I don't just listen to my music in playlists. Most of my playlists are organised into albums I love or artists discographies, but having to scroll through all my playlists to find artists is really annoying.
Almost every other music listening programme allows you to view your songs in many different ways; by artist, by album, and of course by playlist. It would be really nice if Spotify did this too, there may be some issue with copyright and whatnot because it seems too obvious for you not to have done already.
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It would be great if there was a way to report within a band's page if an album is not in the right place. For example, there are two separate pages for two separate bands named RED. The RED I listen to has an album (Innocence and Instinct) placed on the incorrect RED page. It would be great to be able to report that mishap right from the page in question. I'm sure this would help the Spotify people sort things out more efficiently if album organization were crowdsourced.
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