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[Playlists] Block artist or song for premium subscribers

[Playlists] Block artist or song for premium subscribers

As a premium subscriber of Spotify, I am extremely frustrated that I do not have the option to block artists or specific songs from playing in my mix. It's understandable that the free version won't have this feature but premium subscribers should be able to choose what they do or do not listen to. This is such an important feature to me that I am considering canceling premium and moving to another streaming app. 

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Hi @mkklepper,

 

Thank you for reaching out to the Community. 

 

We've moved your post to this help board because this is something you can already do from the mobile app.

 

You can block any song from any album or playlist (except your own lists) by tapping on the 3 dots next to the song's name and selecting "Hide this song".

 

To block an artist, simply open the artist's profile, tap on the 3 dot menu next to the Follow button and select "Do not play this".

 

These features are not fully present on the desktop app, where you can hide songs only on the Discover Weekly and Release Radar playlists.

 

If you'd also like to have this function on the desktop app, we invite you to leave you +Vote on this idea. 

 

Let us know if you have any questions.

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This does not work. I block on my mobile. Open up the web app on desktop and I keep getting this artist appear in my discover weekly / release radar.

One of my favourite things about spotify is this your personal mix creations. BUT if it can't ******* figure out that I don't like some of these artists after I've blocked them, I'm going to have to find something else. As I really get **bleep**.

Hey @48v7ipt-18_2w,

Thank you for posting here in the Community.


We understand where you're coming form and your frustration in terms of your user experience. We'd like to ensure we're on a positive note here and want to share a bit more info on how things are supposed to work 🙂

 

Blocking individual artists will prevent the playback of those same artists, even if they end up in a playlist. Although rarely, this sometimes happens, as the algorithms responsible for the generation of some personalized playlists, including Discover Weekly and Release Radar, do not factor in everybody's blocked artists. But if you've blocked them locally for your profile, your app will not play them for you.

 

What we can suggest here is to continue actively likening and following the artists/songs that you truly like and the algorithms should start reflecting this in one to three weeks time giving you less irrelevant suggestions. 

Hope this clears things up. If you have any questions or need anything else, the Community is here for you.

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Could I ask a related question?

 

I have to listen to a set of songs by the same artist on loop for rehearsal reasons sometimes. 

 

They are a completely different genre to what I would normally want to listen to just, while I work for example.

 

Unfortunately because I listen to them so much, they end up in all my playlists and daily mixes.

 

I'm talking, throwing light opera in to the middle of an otherwise punk themed playlist.

 

Is there any way to soft-block an artist so that I can still listen to them in my own curated playlists but they aren't suggested to me?

Hi there @awatson,

 

Thank you for your reply in this thread.

 

Unfortunately this is not possible at the moment. However we're taking your feedback into consideration and will pass it on as we always want to improve ourselves.

 

Let us know if we can help you with anything else.


Take care 🙂

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Is there already a solution for that? It's quite frustrating to have to go to my device to skip songs if they start playing. 


I am a premium user and there is no "hide this song" option under the three dot dropdown.

I use the desktop app on Mac.

I see it on the phone app, however.

Why would this option not be available across platforms?

Hey @BreadToppings,

This option isn't yet available on Desktop, but there is already an Idea about implementing it across all platforms 🙂
You may check it out here and you can leave your Vote for it!
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Take care & cheers!

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whatever y'all keep saying just straight up doesn't work...for example, i have multiple songs blocked by both blink 182 and beastie boys, yet no matter how i listen to them...whether it be via spotify playlist, or just going to the artist page and clicking shuffle, the blocked songs always come up...without fail. whatever you're saying just doesn't work, so stop gaslighting this user for being frustrated...y'all should just fix it.

Well that's a lie. There is no "hide this song" option on the Spotify app for Android. 

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