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Spotify will soon let you block artists you don't like

Spotify will soon let you block artists you don't like

Tell the truth: how many times have you been listening to random playback or a public playlist on Spotify only to be interrupted by an artist you cannot stand, forcing you to reach for your smartphone to skip the song? Soon there will be a solution to this irritating problem.

Spotify is testing a new feature that will let you block artists you don't want to listen to. The function will be called "Don't play this artist" and, at the moment, it has only reached a few iOS users. Using this new feature, the blocked artist will not be able to be played while listening to charts, radio stations or playlists on the service.

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The function seems to work for the songs of individual artists or bands but not for tracks in which these artists appear as a collaboration (feat). It also seems that Spotify considered introducing the feature as early as 2017 but changed its mind. Recent pressures on society by the #MuteRKelly movement, following the release of a documentary that revealed 25 years of accusations of sexual violence and abuse by the artist, seem to have brought Spotify back to consider the function.

Spotify had already decided to remove R.Kelly from its playlists but this had practically no effect as the artist continued to be available on the platform. Now it seems that Spotify is thinking of passing the ball to its users, letting them decide who to block in order to get rid of unwanted artists for whatever reason.

How would you use the function? What artists would you get rid of right away?

Source: The Verge

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  • nikky 3 months ago Link to comment

    Thanks for sharing. Spotify is constantly rolling out new features to satisfy the needs of Spotify fans. I like its new features and expect that it'll roll out more. To download Spotify songs, I just used Tunelf Spotibeat Music Converter. It works well to convert my favorite Spotify songs to MP3.


  • Rose Brown 8 months ago Link to comment

    It would be great news for all Spotify users. By the way, if you want to download Spotify music, you can use TunesKit Spotify Music Converter. With it, you're able to get Spotify music songs for free.