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[Music] 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 2020-05-13

Hey, 

Thanks for coming to the Community Idea Exchange.
We're marking this idea as 'Implemented'.

The option 'Don't play this artist' is now available on iOS and Android.

You can also find more info on hiding individual tracks from playlists or albums here.


If we have any information about this on other platforms in the future, we'll report back!

Comments
rathizard

Product managers should revisit this thread and reimplement this feature that should have never been removed.

FuarkKudoSystem

I also have PTSD and I want to be able to block an artist on DESKTOP.

The artist that I blocked on mobile shows on DESKTOP. Why? 

immajor25

@FuarkKudoSystem wrote:

I also have PTSD and I want to be able to block an artist on DESKTOP.

The artist that I blocked on mobile shows on DESKTOP. Why? 


Spotify does not give a F about it. I'm pretty sure, they have "sponsored content" or "revenue advantages" on certain content, so they will shove anything down on our through no matter what.

Technically it would be possible to block artists and/or songs, but they simply do not care.  They have a lot of customers, so why bother ...


The only solution is to switch to another provider. Unfortunately, I could not find an alternative. 😞 Maybe the YouTube Music algorithm is better. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Gus_O_o
"The only solution is to switch to another provider. Unfortunately, I could
not find an alternative. 😞 Maybe the YouTube Music algorithm is better.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯"

- Yep, this is what I did. After being a Spotify Premium member for seven
years, this issue was enough to make me switch to YT Music, and I haven't
looked back. I no longer hear the particular artists that I didn't like,
the algorithm is heaps better (I now discover new artists that I like every
week), it comes with ad free YT Premium, and it has an awesome family
option, which has allowed me to gift premium membership to lots of my
family.

There's no turning back.

And also, as a developer myself, this experience has taught me lessons
about how to manage our community feedback interface. So I thank Spotify
for that.

Regards,