The problem with Spotify is they put a lot of music out before they had permission to do so. Now the owners want their share. Spotify was collecting our money for stolen music. Now after everyone has built their play lists Spotify got caught and started destroying everyones play lists. We should have some reimburstment for all the time we spent to build our lists, but I am sure we will never see that.
I discovered songs were missing from my liked list when I just checked my end-of-the-year most listened list. A third of that list was somehow missing and I had to re-like/heart them. I really have the sneaking suspicion that it has something to do with the license of those songs (or albums). In settings you can enable the option to keep songs that have expired licenses in your lists but they will be greyed out but unlistenable. It might be that they get deleted when licenses are renewed or something in that vain.
The solution is do not acquire music until you have the rights to use it. Just like Brian Ferry---You nearly wiped out my whole playlist. That is lame. Where couldn't you bargain more before you pulled it. No biggie to me because I have the complete collection on CD. It's just the point. It takes hours to put a good playlist and you just yank songs in seconds. What about our rights. We are paying to listen to our choices. It's not fair and bad business.
Keep in mind that tracks are added on Spotify by the artists themselves - there's more info on getting music on Spotify here.
If you've saved tracks on a playlist but they show up grayed out, it's possible that licensing agreements with the artist/labels, or ownership of rights, has changed since you added them to your playlist.
In that case, if you have the files saved locally as you mentioned, you can add them on Spotify with the steps here and update your playlist.
On another note, you could consider adding your +VOTE and feedback in this idea about receiving a warning when a track is removed from Spotify. For more info on how ideas get implemented, we'd recommend taking a look at this Spotify Answer.
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I completely stopped using the shuffle options , the only reliable shuffle options(if they dont remove my songs from playlist), is to sort you rplaylist on alphabetic song title order en then play them in normal mode not shuffle, your stuck on the same letter, but at least its shuffling your artists en you get to hear every song you put on
It's great to hear that this is not just me experiencing this problem, but not great to hear that this was posted almost 3 years ago and I'm still having this issue. The faulty shuffle doesn't bother me too much but it is still annoying but I keep seeing the number of songs on my playlist dropping every other day or so. And it doesn't seem to be random but it takes off the same songs so often. I have added No One Knows by Queens of the Stone Age and 21 Guns by Green Day to my playlist at least 5 times each. I thought it could be that my playlist is too big because it kept dropping to a similar amount but apparently I can have up to 10,000 songs on there. I doubt I'll switch from Spotify but I am considering it. I hope this can be resolved so that I don't feel like I'm paying money for a **bleep** service.