is it possible to block a certain artist?

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diveboy8
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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.

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Gwaii
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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!!!!

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Static12
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This is ridiculous that they would turn something like this down. How many times in a row do I have to downvote the same artist, let alone the same songs that show up over and over again in my radio playlists from the same genre. Downvoting does nothing, it just shows right back up. 

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ri3mann
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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.

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

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

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conormclav
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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.. 

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vindog075
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I'd love to ban Ted Nugent if possible. 

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phayy
Newbie

Still waiting. I begin to believe that certain artists pay to be advised, i keep disliking but seems to be pointless

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Therionate
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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...

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