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Release Radar getting it completely wrong

What's the problem with Spotify's algoritms? In the last Release Radar there were 4 songs i liked (melodic hard rock, classical), a couple that were ok (classic rock), and 23 that I really dislike (hiphop, punk/new rock, current "music"). There seems to be very low correlation with what I've liked previously. In some cases it's obvious that Spotify relies on text-based recommendations. Because I like Toto (the actual band that wrote songs like Africa, Hold the line, etc) then I'm getting recommendations from (Russian?) artists doing some rap/beat-based "music". In most cases this last release, there's nothing I can even guess as to why I'm getting some 20 songs recommended. Spotify, can you please put some effort into targetting song recommendations, Upgrade your algoritms, AI support or whatever?!

 

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Hey @neoclassique

 

Thanks for reaching out about this here in the Community.

 

We're sorry to hear that you've been receiving recommendations you didn't enjoy in the Release Radar playlist. We can confirm the Hide this song feature blocks a certain track from the specific playlist on the current device. The way that Release Radar is set up is that it gets renewed every Friday and counts as a new playlist. Because of this, the songs that you had hidden in the last week might still appear in the new one.

 

On another note, you can mute an artist so it won't be played again. From the mobile app, head to the artist's page, tap on the 3 dot menu and select "Don't play this". This will affect all your devices. 

 

We also suggest taking a look at this article for tips on how to improve your Made for You playlists.

 

Take into account that the Don't play this feature only prevents the songs by the blocked artist from being played. They might still show up on playlists and even in your recommendations, but the songs should be skipped. Currently, there's no way to visually "hide" the songs by the artist.


We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us and will make sure to pass it onto the right team, as we always strive to improve your experience.


If you need a hand with anything else, the Community is here for you.

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Hey @neoclassique

 

Thanks for reaching out about this here in the Community.

 

We're sorry to hear that you've been receiving recommendations you didn't enjoy in the Release Radar playlist. We can confirm the Hide this song feature blocks a certain track from the specific playlist on the current device. The way that Release Radar is set up is that it gets renewed every Friday and counts as a new playlist. Because of this, the songs that you had hidden in the last week might still appear in the new one.

 

On another note, you can mute an artist so it won't be played again. From the mobile app, head to the artist's page, tap on the 3 dot menu and select "Don't play this". This will affect all your devices. 

 

We also suggest taking a look at this article for tips on how to improve your Made for You playlists.

 

Take into account that the Don't play this feature only prevents the songs by the blocked artist from being played. They might still show up on playlists and even in your recommendations, but the songs should be skipped. Currently, there's no way to visually "hide" the songs by the artist.


We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us and will make sure to pass it onto the right team, as we always strive to improve your experience.


If you need a hand with anything else, the Community is here for you.

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Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution".
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