COMMENT

“Epic collection, friend. There’s no more room in Your Library. To save more, you’ll need to remove some songs or albums.”

You’ve possibly never seen this message pop up on Spotify. It might be that your collection of saved songs isn’t quite of epic proportions, despite containing ‘Epic’ by Faith No More and more than a few Epic Records releases.

Regardless, this message is what pops up if you attempt to save a ten-thousand-and-first song to your Spotify library.

While anyone who recalls scrimping and saving for $31 CDs may balk at those who complain about only being able to save ten thousand songs in your Spotify library, it seems redundant to limit what is essentially a bookmarking and organisational tool, which requires next to no memory, space, or data usage, on a service which its users pay for.

Adding to the stupidity is the fact that when you save an album — let’s say The Stone Roses (although you really should own this on multiple formats) — it counts the eleven songs on the record, plus one extra one for the album itself. If that was confusing (sorry), basically an eleven track albums counts as twelve tracks – for no apparent or logical reason.