So me and some friends were having dinner, and we got to talking.
Somehow Spotify came up.
My mate starts saying how he spent years making a single Spotify playlist that contained every song he ever liked.
Everytime he either came across a song or remembered on, he added it to this playlist.
There were some 4,000 songs.
Not albums. But handpicked songs.
One day however, he logged into Spotify and was confused that all his playlists had disappeared. Including his mega playlist.
He did the usual things one might do in this situation, and managed to find that the playlist existed and it had somehow been made a public playlist to which one person was subscribed. But for some reason that I do not understand, my friend was not able to access it.
He was then of the opinion that this person had somehow stolen his playlist - although he could still access his account.
Back to last night and we then entered what in hindsight was the most stupid conversation ever, which ran along the lines of 'Have you tried contacting Spotify to tell them?'
It's only this morning it sunk in how little they would give a shit about this.
I know what you're thinking as I thought the same thing, it's kind of a reasonable request given the circumstances. But sit on it for 24 hours and you'll come round. Playlist theft. People give more of a shit about caring for the elderly. And no one gives a shit about caring for the elderly.
Back to the story, So he goes Petrocelli on this guy. He finds his email and starts sending a torrent of really fucked off emails accusing the other person of 'stealing' his playlist.
The other guy was like 'what in the fuck are you talking about?!'
This apparently goes on for a bit.
My friend eventually gives up.
So a few weeks go by and he goes back to visit his parents.
At some point his mum casually says "So did you manage to sort out all your playlists?"
He's like 'yeah, but how did you know about that?'
She said that she logged on to her computer and opened his spotify and saw all these playlists. It's not clear why she was using Spotify or if she had an account and didn;t realise she was logged into his, but she deleted them not realising they were his and they would all disappear.
It turns out, anyone still reading?, ok then, well it turns out this other random guy had subscribed to my mate's playlist - the only person - and when his mum deleted them all from his account they somehow transferred to this other guy.It seems as far as this guy is aware, he just had some nutcase, who knew who he was, randomly emailing and twittering him about stealing a Spotify playlist.
As it now stands, my friend is trying to think of how best to explain this to the other guy so he might be able to access this hoard of songs.
tl;dr friend spend years building up massive playlist. Thought someone stole it. Turns out his mum deleted it.