Why won't it let me add my own music to playlists?

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Why won't it let me add my own music to playlists?

Music Fan
‎2012-08-13 06:30 AM
I was wanting to hear I Need You To Love Me by BarlowGirl (the real version, not the acoustic version Spotify has), and I started a new playlist to add a bunch of songs I have on my computer including that one. There were 20 songs I was trying to move into the playlist, and only two songs (Lost In Love by Air Supply and Love Me Tomorrow by Chicago) transferred. No matter what I do, it won't let me put those other 18 songs into the Spotify playlist. Also, I can't find most of my own music in the "Local Files" tab. I understand that not all the music in the world will be on Spotify, and I understand why The Beatles and others aren't on there, but why can't I make a Beatles "LOVE" playlist by dragging the album into Spotify? I am a Premium user, so I don't understand why I can't add whatever song I want to my own playlists.
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Re: Why won't it let me add my own music to playlists?

Spotify Legend
‎2012-08-13 07:26 AM
Hi,

You should be able to add your own tracks - What filetype are they? Are they stored on your computer or on an external hard drive?
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Re: Why won't it let me add my own music to playlists?

Concert VIP
‎2015-03-20 04:29 PM
Hi, I have created my own music and converted to MP3. Last week I could drag songs into a playlist but now I can't! What's the problem?? I'm using a Mac btw.

Re: Why won't it let me add my own music to playlists?

Concert Regular
‎2015-03-21 06:59 PM

I'm having the same problem. I can no longer add .mp3s to any playlist, even when I set spotify to sync locally with those folders that the tracks are located in.

Re: Why won't it let me add my own music to playlists?

Concert Regular
‎2015-03-21 08:29 PM

I'm having the same problem. I can no longer add .mp3s to any playlist, even when I set spotify to sync locally with those folders that the tracks are located in.

Re: Why won't it let me add my own music to playlists?

Music Lover
‎2015-08-04 04:24 PM

Seriously Spotify team, PLEASE get on this issue! It's been like this for a majority of 2015 so far and no changes. I have to downgrade to an earlier version of Spotify to be able to create new playlists of local files that I've bought offline that Spotify doesn't have.  I think Spotify has been upgraded numerous times since this issue came to light and it STILL hasn't been fixed; every time there's an upgrade, instead of enjoying new features I have to curse and swear under my breath as I re-downgrade my spotify to be able to do this one very important thing (create local file playlists.) 

This is a huge problem and should have been addressed immediately instead of just ignored for so long. PLEASE lets fix this issue so your users can actually USE your latest software! 

Re: Why won't it let me add my own music to playlists?

Community Manager
‎2015-08-07 04:24 PM

Hey everyone!

 

Thanks for posting in the Spotify Community.

 

Can I check a few things with you?

  1. How many local files do you have on your desktop?
  2. Are they stored on an internal or external hard drive?
  3. Has the storage location been set in Spotify/Edit > Preferences > Local Files? (Here you can add the source if not).
  4. Are the tracks actually showing up in the desktop app under Your Music > Local Files?

We'll take a look and see what we can do once we've got this info.

 

Thanks a lot, 

Adam.

Re: Why won't it let me add my own music to playlists?

Concert VIP
‎2015-08-07 06:01 PM
HI Adam

I have a handful of songs in a folder on my desktop which have been created in Logic X DAW. Local files in Spotify on my device however is telling me to install Spotify on my computer and telling me to add songs to local file there. Which of course, I have. I've also checked that the folder destination is correct in preferences.

Regards
Chris

Re: Why won't it let me add my own music to playlists?

Community Manager
‎2015-08-10 09:01 AM

Hey @Sexp15tol

 

Thanks for letting us know.

 

Can you check the file type of these songs? There's some useful info on supported local file types, here.

 

Try bouncing the tracks from Logic as .mp3s, and see if they show up.

 

Thanks!

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