is it possible to block a certain artist?

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is it possible to block a certain artist?

im_fandom_trash
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is it possible to block a certain artist from showing up in your feed and in your autoplay? for example, i really really hate the weeknd, is it possible for me to block his songs from autoplaying on playlists (i.e top 40, etc)?

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Maxim
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Hey @im_fandom_trash,

 

Unfortunately not, but you can add your support to this idea right here: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/Block-Hide-Blacklist-tracks-or-artists/idi-p/22389

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conormclav
Newbie

This would be a great feature.. I use Spotify around the house with Google Home for my daughter listening to nursery rhymes etc and some of the automatically chosen artists/songs aren't even in English. There is no way of getting around this.. 

Bthn
Casual Listener

It would be really nice if it was possible doing that. 

ri3mann
Casual Listener

I'm guessing there can be some conflict of interest here. Imagine Spotify getting paid, by a label, for promoting an artist. They can only charge by number of times an artist songs were played not by if anyone liked it or went to buy an album after listening etc. Hence, they will be reluctant to implementing the option requested here.

Bthn
Casual Listener

Well we pay spotify don't we? No need to be greedy spotify is pretty much a monopoly anyway deezer is useless

Gwaii
Regular

I want to be able to permanently wipe Alina Baraz from my Spotify. I saw her performance when a he opened for a major performer in town and I can’t stand her ever since. I keep disliking her music on the radio stations but it keeps appearing on the same radio stations. I know this is on purpose because you’ve been asked by the labels to push more plays for her but what about the people that don’t like her music??? Please help make Spotify less cringeworthy!!!!

jaredyatesdecke
Newbie

This might be a deal breaker for me.  I have really enjoyed Spotify up to this point, but the program just does not get the clue that I don't like a particular Artist.  I have even Thumbed Down specifc Tracks multiple times and they still keep popping up in various other Auto-Generated Playlists / Radio Station and in the Auto-Play option for my own Playlists that don't contain any of this Artist's songs.  When will the algorithm get the clue that I don't want to hear any of his music!

 

Considering how long this has been on the backlog, I have very little confidence that Spotify is actually listening to its Listeners.  In fact, this is one of about 12 Issues I have researched for Spotify where the Answer is that there is NO SOLUTION.  Things as simple as sorting your Playlists alphabetically!  Seriously?  That wasn't in the original design?  This only encourages me to look elsewhere for my music entertainment needs.

stuartchatwood
Casual Listener

I have to agree with you.  I enjoy many aspects of Spotify but I will start looking for a service that allows you to block certain songs and artists.

 

I feel that Spotify has a tight arrangement financially and content wise with the major labels and they might be telling Spotify in Sweden what to do.  If this is the case, it's a shame as I feel this option to BLOCK AND HIDE ARTISTS AND SONGS SHOULD BE LEFT TO THE USERS!

 

Hopefully they will listen if enough people insist on it or a smart competitor includes this option.

diveboy8
Regular

I love Spotify for its integration, finding new songs and artists via song radio and playlists. But everyone has an artist or three that they can't stand. That is music isn't it? As much as I love having new music if they keep forcing me to listen to the stuff I've clearly said I don't like then a competitor will.

stuartchatwood
Casual Listener

Nothing worse than a song with explicit or extremely suggestive lyrics coming on a car ride with the family...  (:

 

The parents look at each other and yell out loud SPOTIFY!!

kenterfie
Newbie

I don't use spotify anymore. Its unbelivable that no way exists to block unwanted music. Its a joke that spotify said its solved...

mvdlinden
Casual Listener

I understand that it is really, really hard to program a functionality to filter and / or blacklist certain artists, but please give me an easy option to block Adele and Justin Bibber

 

 

80sgirl
Newbie

It's ridiculous that you can't block a song or artist. My Daily Mix had Paul Anka singing "Having My Baby". **bleep**???? That song should be banned from existing anywhere. My ears are burning. I'm not even that old so no idea why Spotify thought that would be a good song for me.

Oregonhec
Newbie

I can’t play any 80’s music without the freakin culture club popping up. I can’t stand it. I’m actually considering terminating my Spotify account due to the inability to block!

Therionate
Casual Listener
Do not just consider, click that button to cancel your paid subscription. Some other stream service will read this and hopefully they will add a block button. Your the one who is paying, not the record company!

Therionate
Casual Listener

The fun part of this topic is that still no Spotify employee stood up to reply normally on this.

In an everyday situation where (you/some people) pay for something that isn’t working, you would go back to that store and ask for a credit/repair and most store-owners would help you immediately as it is an service that gives kudo’s to their store.

Spotify however put on an ‘ignore all’ because most customers do not find their way to complaint or are not visible as persons (why should an message be someone?!). And I feel sorry that they get away with terrible service.

Would it be possible  (maybe there is an app already), to make an app/script that reads the current track and checks with your local database if it needs to be skipped? You could also add the songs that you don’t like through this, but it would not be that hard to make. Unfortunately I do not have the programming skills to make such an app but I would very welcome it. Even though I quit my subscription, sometimes Spotify is the only option for me...

stuartchatwood
Casual Listener

Apparently the plan is to bring this issue up at the share holders meeting...

 

The fact that Spotify is ignoring this issue means there might be something more insidious in play here.

Therionate
Casual Listener

I just saw the ‘solution’ too, which is just a middlefinger to the community and just close the case with an answer that says less than nothing. I don’t want to pay for what I do not like, and if I know what I don’t like I want to be able to automatically skip it. As this is not being added definitely, I’m going to cancel my subscription after this message.

mariagialama
Casual Listener

Bhad Bhabie keeps popping up and I hate her voice... I have absolutely no way of blocking her and it is going to make me stop using spotify. She truly is really annoying and her voice just pisses me off. Please find a way to solve this. I love spotify as an app but I dont think I (or anyone else in the world) should have to put up with that voice . 

AngryAndy
Newbie

It is criminal in this day and age that Spotify do not have a Phil Collins blocking mechanism in place.

gnahzanehta
Newbie

Spotify, please reevaluate this issue. There are some songs that Spotify recommends to me and I've already decided I don't like some of them but they will still show up consistently. It's really annoying and I just want the option to block the songs I don't like so they don't keep popping up. Maybe something less harsh than the phrase "block" could be like dislike. So I could "dislike" a song if it really bothered me.

ErwinBaeyens
Casual Listener

We need this;

In the daily mix it is not even possible to remove the tracks of artists I do not want to hear untill these are playing.  Come on at least give us that to remove the real stinkers from the daily mix before they torture us.

 

Or just let me personally ban **bleep** artists like Ted Nugent or Starship/Jefferson Airplane/Airplaine or what the **bleep** that band is called today so that I do not have to hear then ever again.  I'm paying for the music I listen to on spotify.  Woild You like it to be forced to buy cd's from artists you do not like in order to be able to buy the ones that you do like?

 

I'm really starting to think about voting for all the issues that I have raised with my wallet and take my business elsewhere.

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