Can’t search my library by song or artist??

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Re: Can’t search my library by song or artist??

chrisso0195
Newbie

This is the same issue I am facing. I ONLY listened to my music through the 'Albums' section, and now half of my albums are gone and the rest of them aren't even in alphabetical order (by artist or album)! That means I have to look through my entire collection to find an album if I don't remember the name of it. When I asked for support, the online chat person told me to go to liked songs and filter them through albums, which means that I can't see the cover art of the albums anymore (another way of remembering certain albums). I also don't have any saved artists so that option is out. Losing music is a very upsetting feeling, and I honestly feel as if I have lost something I have been cultivating and accumulating for years. Very, very disappointed. 

Re: Can’t search my library by song or artist??

analogkid2112
Casual Listener
No it doesn’t help, I don’t want one massive playlist of unrelated songs, I want to see the music I’ve favorited by artist or by album, pretty basic stuff. I can’t believe your product team was allowed to change this basic feature out from under users. It’s outrageous. You are literally wasting our time. How long will it now take me to go back through all my favorited music to create artist playlists? Not one second. People are going to feel violated and rightly leave your platform.

Re: Can’t search my library by song or artist??

Mel-Audentia
Casual Listener

Wow dude, I totally don’t work for Spotify or promote them or nothing; just a regular user like you.

I was just seeing if what I found in new UI, and helped my own frustrations, would help you. 

Sorry I posted at all. Geez. 

Re: Can’t search my library by song or artist??

analogkid2112
Casual Listener
My apologies, thought you were a forum moderator.

Re: Can’t search my library by song or artist??

Mdf17
Casual Listener

As someone else already said, 99% of the time I am accessing my saved music by browsing the Artists view. Sometimes I don’t even know what I want to listen to, so I rarely use the Search feature unless I’m looking to add new music. I would estimate that I had over 300 artists in the Artists view, all with “Liked” songs and most had downloaded songs as well. Now, the Artists view displays just TWO artists (the ones I had “followed” when I first downloaded the app and thought that would be a useful feature), followed by a bunch of “suggestions” of artists to add, most of which were previously available to me from the Artists view. I understand that I didn’t “lose” my music, but now I have to scroll through 3700 songs to get to a particular song. This is not at all helpful. If anything, I would have liked another level WITHIN the Artist view that first shows the different albums I have for an Artist, rather than a flat list of all songs. For an artist like the Beatles where I have 10 albums, it is annoying that I have to scroll through 220 songs when I know the song I want is in a particular album. 

Re: Can’t search my library by song or artist??

Mdf17
Casual Listener

Note to Spotify: Notice how many of the comments in this thread are from ‘Newbies’ or ‘Casual Listeners.’ When people are joining the community just to complain about the new updates, it’s a pretty good sign you broke something significant.

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Re: Can’t search my library by song or artist??

b13n
Newbie

Hi all.

I encountered this issue today as well, which frustrated me as all the *useful* UI sections seem to be taken away little by little. It's almost impossible to search for something now with a couple of swipes/touches, which makes the UI kinda counter-intuitive. 

When chatting with a representative, I was referred to this community post of getting the old UI back. It's for android, but I guess it's better to up-vote it there as there seems to be no rising iOS one. Please find the link below, hope we're all heard:

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Your-Library-Bring-Spotify-s-old-UI-back/idi-p/4674895

Re: Can’t search my library by song or artist??

Rising Star 19 DanifC
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The "Liked Songs" playlist should hold all the music that you have saved in Spotify. Are you looking in the correct place? It should be at the top of the playlist tab, the background is a blue/purple gradient with a white heart in the middle. I think it is less about people lying, and more about there seemingly being a miscommunication here. :) If you are still having problems with this or the "like all songs" option adding all songs from an album your liked songs playlist (it should), you might try a clean reinstall of the app and see if that helps. 

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Re: Can’t search my library by song or artist??

analogkid2112
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I think you’re missing the point. I’m aware of the “liked” playlist; a playlist with hundreds even thousands of songs depending on your library. A worthless playlist. There is now no way to listen to favorited music by artist without manually making a dedicated playlist. Spotify broke their app for page views of their curated artist pages. They just lost a customer and I’m sure I’m not alone. I’ve seen some stupid product decisions made in other apps but this one is the most egregious.

Re: Can’t search my library by song or artist??

Rising Star 19 DanifC
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I'm not missing the point, another user was saying that people were lying by saying that there's a liked songs playlist, when there absolutely is. It's the same as what the "Songs" tab was before. I don't think it's worthless, many people like to listen to their whole library shuffled together, including me. 

 

That being said, I do agree  that the changes to the artist and album tabs are really illogical and frustrating. I hope they decide to change those back. 

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