Ubuntu Linux (Ubuntu Studio)
My Question or Issue
Initially the Spotify desktop client works fine, but after playing the first ads it never returns to normal playing mode. Any attempt to start playing something results in a message saying: "The selected song will be played after the ads". Sometimes the client also stops before playing any ads, just displaying "A brief message from our sponsors". I've heard others complain about the same thing on other platforms so I don't think the issue is specific to linux. It's more like the list of ads to play is messed up never giving the client an option to continue.
After exiting and restarting the applicaition one can again listen to music until the application again stops before, during or after the first batch of ads being played.