no, i believe the 9,999 song limit is for the number of tracks you download to a total of 3 devices. its 3,333 on each device. you download a song or album so you can listen to it offline. when you are online, you are streaming the songs, and you get unlimited streams on the premium package. you can follow as many artists as you like, and you can make lots and lots of playlists, and you can follow all the playlists you want. once you download a song onto a device, you can listen to it as many times as you like, in places with no wi-fi. this is useful if you use a device as a portable music player. there is the option to use cellular data, to stream songs while in places with no wi-fi but this would have an extra cost with your cellular company depending on how much they charge you for data transfer.
*edit* I also had it clarified for me this morning that once you have 3,333 songs on a device, you can delete one or more tracks anytime and you get the space back to download replacement tracks. so if you delete 10 songs you can download another 10 songs. you can do this whenever you like, as often as you like so the 3,333 downloaded songs isnt much of a restriction.
hope this clarifies it a bit for you. if you need to know more please read the user agreement.
This idea i think has been diluted because it appears many different places. I STRONGLY agree and am attaching a link to the most popular version of our shared request so in case you havent already, u can vote for it where it will count. I am also emailing all my friends the link so we can gather more votes. Hope u are still watching this space. I know u posted a while ago, I have just been scanning the forums from time to time to see if any progress has been made...
Yes. That is exactly what this means. All songs that you save turn from a plus mark to a check mark and are automatically added to the prelabled list called "Songs". I think many users like this as a form of tagging songs as well as putting all your music in one place without having to manually add them to various playlists. if u agree this limit should be increased and havent already, i'm linking the appropriate page where u can vote for this idea.