My Question or Issue
Hey there. I am a spotify listener with a premium account who exclusively listens to playlists on shuffle. Because of my dissatisfaction with the shuffle algorithm (which likes to play nothing but generally the same songs, in fact I found that I did not hear one song I added until 6 months after adding it), I resorted to copying all the songs in my playlist and then pasting them into an online line shuffler, then pasting the shuffled playlist songs back into spotify into a new, empty playlist. This method still works for me for non-local files, however, I have one MAJOR gripe with this new spotify update.
Every now and then, I come across an artist only to find they are unavailable in my country (Australia). For example, Harvey Danger's album, Where Have All the Merrymakers Gone isn't available where I am, but it is available in America, and until the recent re-release, My Bloo.dy Valentine's discography wasn't available in my country either, only available in America as well. I understand this is because certain songs are only published in select countries, and thus cannot be supplied by spotify in countries where these songs are not published. An easy workaround for this problem is importing local files, which I have done for all the songs that I like that are not available in my country. The online line shuffling method I mentioned earlier worked fine with them too, as it would come up in the line shuffler as https://open.spotify.com/local///Harvey%20Danger%20-%20Flagpole%20Sitta/217 for example, and would thus paste into spotify, unlike pasting song sharing urls. However, as of the new update, I can no longer paste local files with ctrl-v. from one playlist to another. Yes, I have them toggled on and they are visible and playable in my main playlist. Yet, when I copy my whole playlist over to the line shuffler, or even just an empty playlist in spotify, none of the local files show up when I paste. I feel this is a very annoying issue as it renders manually shuffling online and then pasting the shuffled songs into a new spotify playlist obsolete, as well as making it more annoying to duplicate playlists.