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20th century Revolution

 

• This year marks the 50th anniversary of the separation of The Beatles, who were, in my opinion, the musical revolution of the previous century. Since December 2015, their music's been on Spotify for everyone to enjoy.

 

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April 2020 Revolution

 

• Ok, so the word 'revolution' might be a little strong, but to me this is huge news...

• Spotify has started rolling out an unlimited library experience, meaning they're removing the limit on saved items in a user's library!

• This affects liked songs, and liked albums!

 

 

A bit of history:

• Since 2014, the request to remove this limit has been very popular in the Community Ideas Exchange, with over 12,500 votes.

• Before now, it was only possible to save 10,000 items in your Spotify library.

• Once you hit the limit, a message said "Epic collection my friend. There's no more room in Your Library. To save more, you'll need to remove some songs or albums".

 

What it will change:

• Save, save, save!

• This makes it possible to save songs, and albums on Spotify to your heart's content.

• Avid Spotify users like me will no longer have to curate their Library, or remove songs before adding new tracks.

• This also avoids that anxious feeling that appears when you're deciding whether to save full albums, or select single tracks in anticipation of the 'epic collection my friend' pop up.

 

Faq

 

• Can I like/save as many songs, and albums as I'd like? : yes

• Does this impact the offline listening limit? : no

• Spotify users are able to download 10,000 songs on 5 different devices for offline listening.

• Can I add as many songs as I'd like to a playlist? : no

• This doesn't impact the current limit of 10,000 items in a playlist.

• If you're still getting the limit message, don't worry. You'll get the new experience soon!

 

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38 Comments
Visitor

This is great, but my concern lies with the $100K you're paying Joe Rogan to be a human bag of manure exclusively on your platform and the underpaid artists who will never see that much money from your platform. 

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Rock Star 24

@thehierophant 

Thanks! I just added screenshots to better show off the problem

Music Fan

WOW! it took Spotify only six areas to remove this limit. 😂😂😂

Newbie

@mattsuda & @thehierophant, THANK YOU for explaining the ARTISTS limit! now i know that nagging feeling, "but didn't i follow this artist already?" is a real thing. @soundofus, any chance this will get traction within the decade? 😄

I wonder if artists know about this?

which brings up something related to all these bugs, which i keep asking on social media & CANNOT get answered: are "likes" and "follows" and being added to playlists A) reported back to artists, and B) do artists receive any tangible benefits for those signs of fanhood? or is it all about streams for spotify & artists, and the rest of it is just our own info?

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Rock Star 24

@lkgnyc 

You're welcome!

 

Artists have a Spotify dashboard they login to. It shows them the following stats and allows them to see the stats by daily, weekly, monthly, all time, etc:

 

Music: (Individual songs, individual albums, and all music combined)

  • The number of listeners (people)
  • The number of streams (total plays)
  • The number of times liked (saved)

Profile:

  • Number of followers (clicking follow on their artist page)
  • Where in the world the listeners are located (down to the city)
  • How many playlists their songs are on and links to the ones that users have set to public

Artists use these stats to know what part of the world they are most popular in so they can tour in those places. The stats also help the artists grow and know how they are doing and what areas they can improve in.

Newbie

Great to see Spotify finally got around to changing this limitation. I hardly call the removal of the 10,000 song limit a 'revolution' because Spotify is kinda late to the game with this feature. For me, this is a pointless change because the UI changes a year ago made the library an unmanageable disaster. I don't bother with the library anymore and just listen to a few curated playlists.

Newbie
Thank you @mattsuda!!! Now I know I help artists at least a little with
these small actions. And now I know when these bugs are not fixed, artists
are receiving false information! The smaller artists probably notice when
their "follows" drop, and probably think it's a reflection of fans'
feelings, so that's most certainly a BUG. Do you know, is there a way to
share such bugs with the artist community? There's a twitter account "@
spotify for artists" - does that actually connect to artists?
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Rock Star 11

Great post @Soundofus! Those are some good news 🙂

Newbie

Was going to cry happy tears 😂 until the part where it doesn't effect playlist. 😔

Regular

Finally! Hurray! But still looking forward to see current limit of 10,000 items in a playlist removed, because I so tired of splitting same playlist in multiple playlists because of the limit (or make the limmit bigger, like other services did).
And bring back the old app with all our belowed functions! Now it's unusable! After that I surelly subscribe for Premium again! But at this moment while app is broken and there were now appropriate response from Spotify for a month I'm choosing between other streaming platforms for now.

Visitor

I solved that problem earlier, to play infinity amount of songs make multiple folders and make multiple playlist there and put shuffle on. I ready about 100k songs 10 playlist and shuffle plays songs randomly each playlist.

Music Fan

So, if you've been interested in shuffling over 10,000 new and/or recent releases in a playlist (which is what I've wanted to do for a long time), it still can't be done.

 

Wow.

 

Hooray.

 

😞

Casual Listener

Nice that it's finally, _finally_, implemented... however, the Albums tab in the desktop app is still near useless: the filter does not seem to work and in combination with the selection of albums not being presented in a sortable table like playlists makes this saved selection a chore to go through and find specific albums.

Visitor

I AM SHAPPY!!!!!

My long awaited dream has come true.

I have a great passion for discovering music and I will continue to have that passion until I grow old. I wanted to be able to add songs into my library until the day I die. Now I can!!!! I can't express with words how happy I am right now. I literally ran around the house and jumped from all the joy. THANK YOU spotify staff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Newbie

Does anyone know how this update is rolling out? I'm still getting the "epic collection friend" error message 😞

Casual Listener

It's been three weeks since this announcement and I'm still seeing the 'All filled up' message. Any specific date as to when this will be rolled out to everyone?

Regular

If only you had removed the limit a year earlier... now I moved my library to Apple and very happy with my decision. In future, listen better to your customers. Good luck Spotify!

Newbie

The 10,000 song offline limit should be increased. 

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