Spotify Will Soon Let You Block or Mute Artists

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This is a great idea. Just lovely, if you ask me.

We all know how frustrating it can be when you have a random playlist on shuffle, and a song comes on you despise. Maybe an artist comes on you’re not too fond of. Hell, we have the best Spotify channel in country music (Whiskey Riff), and even we’re not that naive to believe that you’re going to enjoy every artist, or every song, we throw at you.

Well, you’ll soon be able to block that artist from ever playing, or showing up, anywhere in your Spotify account.

Here’s more from The Verge:

Spotify is getting ready to enable a block feature in its apps to mute artists you don’t want to hear from. Spotify is currently testing the “don’t play this artist” feature in its latest iOS app, and The Verge has been able to test the new block functionality ahead of its release soon. The feature simply lets you block an entire artist from playing, so that songs from the artist will never play from a library, playlist, chart list, or even radio stations on Spotify.

This will not apply to tracks an artist may be featured on. In other words, if you block Florida Georgia Line, “Meant To Be” will still show. Our condolences.

No official word on when this will be widely released, but expect something soon.

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