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Thanks to numerous excessive profile artists like Tekashi 6ix9ine, Datsik and extra not too long ago R. Kelly (although “recently” isn’t as correct as saying “again for the same thing”) turning into embroiled in high-profile PR scandals, increasingly customers on music companies are voicing their need to boycott these artists. Up till now, it’s been inconceivable to passively block an artist on Spotify — you’ve nonetheless been in a position to skip songs or take away their songs from playlists. However, Spotify is introducing a brand new function that may repair that.
Spotify has been actively testing the brand new function on its iOS. Rather than blatantly “blocking” an artist, the button reads, “Don’t play this artist.” It’s primarily the identical factor with much less harsh wording.
“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,” writes Verge.
But it’s not good but. Right now, the perform permits you to block songs from that artist, however not songs the artist is featured on. As the function is rolled out to extra customers, it’s doubtless that oversight shall be fastened.
No phrase but on when the function shall be pushed vast to all of Spotify’s customers, however it doubtless gained’t be that for much longer.
by way of The Verge