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[Music] Ability to block certain Genres

Similar to blocking an artist or certain tracks from appearing, but I want to be able to just not see anything of certain genres. I have zero interest in them, and all it does is annoy me to see them.

Updated on 2020-01-13

Hey,

Thanks for coming to the Spotify Ideas Exchange.

We've discussed this idea and while it is interesting, we don't have any immediate plans to implement this.
For that reason, we'll close this now.

If we do have any new information to share rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.
Thanks 

Comments
Visitor

Spotify, how can you still not have implemented this feature? Disliking or blocking genres is a no-brainer to me. What are your reasons to force me to accept that there might still be my most hated artist in any playlist? so please let us individually select what we want to hear and what not. It's 2019 guys. There's enough wild going on in this world so please be reasonable 😉

Regular

I don't think Spotify reads these.  I can't find "friends" without using Facebook on the application, can't share playlists with my friends specifically, the "Made for you" section is importing my BUSINESS account from God knows where (Facebook?), Google Play now features several applications by Spotify Ltd. for your Android (confusing things even more), and lots more.  I'm really not trying to be a naysayer here, but blocking genres is the tip of the junk pile here.  Every time I open Spotify, I'm greeted with a lot of garbage that I not only dislike, but can't stand.  Peoples' music tastes are very personal - music conveys feeling, emotion, energy, etc.  And when a company you're PAYING to deliver you music that is personal to you puts up **bleep** that you don't want, it's slightly angering.  There's really no reason not to put this feature in, unless Spotify either (A) doesn't care - I don't believe this, or (B) doesn't have enough resources/$ to do this - I don't believe this, or (C) has some corporate political reason - I think this is likely.

 

In any case, maybe it's time to find another service.  I only joined Spotify because the last service (Rhapsody) didn't listen to feature requests anyway.

Regular

I think you're right that they have an ulterior motive.  I suspect that they promote music that's cheaper for them to play &/or that they're encouraged to promote.

In which case, I'd appreciate it if they'd just say "no, we're never going to do this" - but of course they won't because then I'd try to find a competitor.

Visitor

Related - allow users to accept or block related genres from appearing in recommendations. I have a number of genres of music that I love, and there are adjacent genres that I would like to never appear.

 

For example, I love musicals and broadway, but I hate acapella. I love acoustic pop music when it's originals, but I hate acoustic covers. Love piano only instrumental songs, but don't like guitar only instrumental songs. 

Newbie

Yes please, this is an awesome idea!!

Newbie

Why do not implement this idea? 

 

My home is full of unwanted suggestion and music genres. 

 

I don't bother what it is cool to listen now (for instance trap, reggeton) or other music that i never listen.

 

I'd like to simply hide them. 

 

 

Visitor

Yeah - agree 100% (Block RAP !)

Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Case Closed

Updated on 2020-01-13

Hey,

Thanks for coming to the Spotify Ideas Exchange.

We've discussed this idea and while it is interesting, we don't have any immediate plans to implement this.
For that reason, we'll close this now.

If we do have any new information to share rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.
Thanks