Spotify removes its 10,000 song limit on personal libraries
Spotify users, rejoice! Today, the music streaming platform announced that their "unlimited library experience" is fully underway, meaning that users are no longer limited to the once-held 10,000-song capacity on personal libraries. This is a massive sigh of relief for anyone who's had to be picky about what they save and what they don't for fear of meeting capacity.
The decision has been a long-time request of users -- a Spotify Community Ideas Exchange's poll regarding the removal of the limit gained over 12,500 votes in its favor since 2014.
If you're unfamiliar with Spotify, or only a casual user, you might be wondering what all the hubbub is about, though. Of course, Spotify's 50 million+ song library is available to everyone who uses their service, but there's a difference in accessibility to those tracks depending on what you have saved and what you don't. As with any streaming platform, Spotify's "Your Library" is essentially a user's own, personalized record collection in digital form. In other words, placing a limit on how much can be included in that library is basically like placing a limit on how many records one could buy. With this new policy, thankfully, this won't be a problem anymore.
Note, though, that there is still a 10,000-song limit on song and album downloads (as in, tracks that you can have available for offline listening), and you still cannot add more than 10,000 items to a playlist. And don't worry if you're still getting that pesky limit message that says, "Epic collection my friend. There's no more room in Your Library;" your Spotify will update soon enough!
If you're looking to add to your library, check out BrooklynVegan's monthly playlists of new music like, as well as our weekly BV staff quarantine playlists.