[Radio] 'Ban' Artist from Radio

I'd very much like to be able to mark an artist as "Never play songs from this artist".


It really subtracts from the radio feature that i get some artists over and over again, no matter how much i thumb them down. Some artists i just NEVER!!! want to appear on my radios, i mean every damned thing that artist has ever done and ever will do, solo, in a band or whatever else thinkable way they could could possibly create music.


Yes, i truly, truly dislike Rihannas music.

Updated on 2017-11-02

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 introduce the ability to ban artists on Spotify Radio at this time.


Rest assured we’re working hard to improve suggested tracks in Spotify Radio. Keep an eye on the Spotify Blog for updates!

Community Legend
Status changed to: New Idea

I've edited the ideas title and added "from radio" to make it clear that it's different from blocking/hiding artists in a playlist which has been suggested here:

This idea will reflect only the request for an option to "ban" an artist from radio

Agreed!  I'm sick of Bon Iver's horrible music popping up!  🙂

Casual Listener

This really needs to be added. There are so many "artists" today that are not actually artists or musicians. I would like to be able to block them from ever showing up anywhere, ke$ha especially.

Community Legend

+1 from me!

Would love to see this implemented.



Music Fan

This info about which artists we HATE could also help Spotify personalize their recommendations to their users.


I would like to be able to ban artists from my spotify all-together, because they pop up in other peoples playlists all the time, and i dont even wanna be able to see Justin Bieber og Kesha anymore or hear them.


The block should be as it is on facebook. 🙂


Yes! This is a great idea, PLEASE implement!


I agree but I woud like to see it at both the Artist and Song level.  There are artists I like only one or two songs from.  If I "thumbs up" those songs, Spotify thinks that I like the Artist and starts giving me the other songs that I don't like in my Radio stream.  So, if i could ban those songs and keep the ones I like, it would be great!  (Thumbs Up and Down seem to do nothing for me in this case.  I have thumbs down'ed a song and it plays again three songs later.  It's so aggrivating and it makes me want to go back to Slacker...even with it's crappy new iphone app.)

Spotify Legend
Status changed to: Good idea, vote for it
Casual Listener

I definitely agree. This way, I could get rid of tons of horrible workout remixes of songs I like.