I want Spotify to allow users to block certain artists. Specifically, I’d love an easy option to toggle off any artists who’d committed a violent crime. Artists like 6ix9ine, XXXtentacion and Kodak Black are violent criminals who have physically harmed women and I don’t want them on my playlists. Of course there is an option not to seek out their music, but I want to be able to listen to the top 50 without every other song benefitting an assailant. I understand Spotify makes plenty of money off of them and that some people do enjoy their music. I’m not requesting that they be entirely removed from the platform, I merely want an option to toggle on or off music from those convicted and accused of violent offenses.
Updated on 2018-08-13
A similar idea has already been suggested here:
It has been discussed within the Spotify Team in charge and it has sadly been decided that this idea will not be implemented any time soon. However, Spotify will revisit those idea topics from time to time, so hopefully it will be implemented in the future. ;)
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