Right now, this only works on select devices. But soon, we should all be able to rid our automated playlists of menaces to audio society – such as Chris de Burgh – with the ability to block an artist on Spotify.
According to a report on Thurrott.com, the option to block an artist is currently being tested in the iOS version of Spotify, but is soon to be rolled across the board. Here – when the feature arrives on your device – is how you can silence a singer.
How to block an artist on Spotify
- Visit the artist’s page. You can get to this by clicking on the song you’re currently playing and selecting Go To Artist.
- Once there, click on the … (three dots) menu on the artist’s page.
- Select ‘Don’t play this artist’.
This won’t lead to a total ban. If that artist has appeared on another artist’s record, they may still pollute your ears.
But if you’re determined to rid auto-generated playlists, Discover Weekly, Your Daily Mixes and radio stations of a particular artist, this seems like the most effective means yet.
Now read this: How do I undelete Spotify playlists?