Block / Hide / Blacklist tracks or artists

The Star feature should be complemented with a way to mark tracks as excluded. Those tracks would then be skipped even when included in the current playlist.
This way the enjoyment of a good album wouldn't be disrupted by tracks you don't like, while the album in its entirety can still be kept in the playlist.
The Anti-star can easily be implemented as a flipside to the regular star as they are mutually exclusive. Click the star once, the track becomes a favorite. Click again, the star icon changes to the anti-star and click a third time and either flag is gone.

A no-brainer to me.

Updated on 2017-10-30

Thanks to everyone for their contribution to this thread. We really appreciate it. In the interest of full disclosure, we’d like to share with you the status of this request.

After serious consideration, we’ve decided not to offer blocking/ hiding/ or blacklisting artists or tracks on Spotify at this time. Rest assured we’re working hard to improve suggested content, such as your Discover Weekly and Release Radar. Keep an eye on the idea Add like or dislike button to personal discover weekly playlist” for more details around this.


@timcph If that's the case they are not thinking straight... we (the users) generate the biggest revenue to spotify, by pissing us of and playing **bleep** music we can't stand on our years only means we will move on to other services... then it doesn't matter how much justin briber's record label pays them to play this **bleep** to us, because if there isn't anyone listening... they are not making money.... 


on the other hand, Spotify just announced that there are 60 million paid subscribers, which makes us (in this forum) 1/10th of fk all, so I think it's more of a case of we don't give a fk about building this feature and if you leave Spotify it's not going to make a difference,


think about it, how many people are actually asking for this feature 1000? 2000? Out of 60 million... ????


I will add my 2 cents. I have an artist that I listen to that has...

A Holiday Album, that I don't want to hear other than during the holidays..

2 "Track by Track" albums that is commentary about the songs that I don't want to hear anymore.

40 live albums

Recent album which is in conjuntion with another group which I don't like or want to hear.

For the most part when I listen to this artist, I am constantly clicking next song...

A needed feature.


I really really don't want to hear Justin Bieber or any Nicki Minaj style modern day singers that your platform and all media outlets are pushing down our throats. No I won't "like it" or it won't "grow on me".


If I am paying for your service, then please give me the option to remove/block/ignore/skip artists that I don't want to listen.


Is spotify being controlled by Illimunati or something god dammit I don't want to hear or be forced to hear "popular artists". Why do you force me? Its 115 pages already. Implement it.


An atrocious song was included in one of my Discover Weekly playlists. I'd like a way to accomplish the following: block the song and/or artist so they are excluded from future recommendations, and in doing so, provide "negative" feedback that can be utilized (hopefully) by your recommendation algorithms. This is something Pandora has had for years. I'm surprised that this thread is 5 years old and a comparable feature either hasn't been introduced or isn't known to users.



Straight to the facts:
01. I want to discover new music. Generally speaking I like the recommendations.

02. I don't like the music from my country.

03. Every "Global" or "Local" playlist includes music from my country which I know for sure aren't included in any Global Chart.


I would like to see the recommendation for users in other countries, without changing my country, how can I do that?


I know about licensing issues, I don't want to listen to songs that are not licensed to Spotify in my country. But all the other ones.


Please please please add this function!!!!! 


This would be very useful for exploring publically curated lists without hitting songs we already know we can't stand. Please strongly consider implementing. Thank you!


Please implement this feature. As a Spotify Premium user I want to be able to freely choose songs and artists I want to hear and ones that I want to ommit. From user's point of view there is no reason to force us to listen something that we explicitly don't want to. It's somehow disrespectful for us - your consumers.
I appreciate your algorithms for Dayli Mixes, Discover Weekly and Release Radars, I really like it. But it never works with 100% of my satisfaction. For example, I like to hear some hard rock, but I would never listen to satanistic bands and now there is no option to block such "recommendations".

I think that implementation can be very easy for the first attempt. Let all your algorithms work the "normal" way, without any changes and if application finds track from banned artists it will be grayed out and just skipped during playback, and won't appear in Play Queue at all. I belive it's not hard to implement.


The ability to remove an unliked artist from all playlists or radios would be a beneficial feature.


Would love this feature so I'm not supporting artists that I don't like, whether because of style or the fact that it's Chris Brown and I don't want him to have any of my money. This is a fantastic idea!