How to block an artist on Spotify 2024

How to block an artist on Spotify 2024: Have you ever listened to music on Spotify and didn’t like a certain singer or group? Spotify lets you block music from artists you don’t want to hear. Blocking an artist stops their songs from playing when you listen to playlists or radios on Spotify. It’s very easy to do.

Block an artist on a Spotify via Android/iPhone

Block an artist on a Spotify
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For Android:

  1. Open the Spotify app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the “Search” icon at the bottom of the screen and search for the artist you want to block.
  3. Tap on the artist from the search results. This will open the artist’s profile page.
  4. Tap on the three vertical dots icon next to the “Shuffle Play” button.
  5. A pop-up menu will appear. Tap on “Don’t play this artist.”
  6. A prompt will appear asking “Would you like to never play music again?” Tap “BLOCK” to confirm.

For iPhone:

  1. Open the Spotify app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the “Search” tab at the bottom of the app.
  3. Search for the artist you want to block.
  4. Tap on the artist’s result to open their profile page.
  5. Tap on the three dots next to their monthly listeners.
  6. A menu will pop up. Choose “Don’t Play This Artist”
  7. A prompt will appear asking “Would you like to never play music again?” Tap on the “BLOCK” button to confirm.

And that’s it! After blocking an artist on either Android or iPhone, Spotify will no longer play their music based on playlists, radios, or recommendations on your account. You can always go back and unblock them later if you change your mind.

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Block an artist on Spotify via Desktop/Mac/Web player

Block an artist on Spotify via Desktop/Mac
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Using the Desktop App:

  1. Open the Spotify desktop app on your PC/Mac
  2. Click on “Search” at the top left
  3. Search for the artist you want to block
  4. Hover over the artist’s name in the search results and click on the “…” icon next to their monthly listeners
  5. Select “Don’t play this artist” in the menu
  6. Confirm by clicking “BLOCK ARTIST” in the pop-up prompt

Using the Web Player:

  1. Go to open.spotify.com in your web browser
  2. Click on “Search” at the top left
  3. Search for the artist you want to block
  4. Click on the artist’s name to open their profile page
  5. Click on the “…” icon next to the Follow button
  6. Select “Don’t play this artist” in the menu
  7. Confirm by clicking “BLOCK” in the pop-up

That’s it! Going forward, Spotify will avoid playing that artist in personalized playlists and radio stations. You can undo this by following the same steps and selecting “Unblock this artist” instead.

Unblock artists on Spotify

  1. Open the Spotify app or log in to your Spotify account by going to the website www.spotify.com.
  2. Go to Search and type in the name of the artist you would like to unblock.
  3. Click on the name of the artist to go to their artist profile page.
  4. Click on the 3 dots (…) icon, located either next to the Artists Monthly Listeners (on the web) or next to the Shuffle Play button (on the app). A dropdown menu will appear.
  5. Choose the “Unblock this artist” option. The option may also appear as “You’ve blocked this artist.” Click that to open unblock options.
  6. The window will prompt “Are you sure you want to UNBLOCK this artist?” Click the “Unblock” button to confirm your selection.
  7. The application will unblock this artist. You will now be able to find and play songs from this artist in playlists, radio stations, search results, and anywhere else on Spotify.

You have successfully unblocked an artist on Spotify. You should now be able to access and play that artist’s songs without any restrictions.

FAQs

Q: Can you block artists on Spotify?

A: Yes, Spotify allows you to block artists so their music no longer plays in playlists, radio stations, or other recommendations.

Q: Who is the most blocked artist on Spotify?

A: Spotify doesn’t share official statistics but some of the most complained about and presumably blocked artists are Justin Bieber, Drake, Taylor Swift, and Kanye West.

Q: How do you see blocked artists on Spotify?

A: To see which artists you’ve blocked:

  1. Go to your Spotify account settings
  2. Select “Recover playlists” under Playback.
  3. Scroll down to see the “Blocked Artists” list.

Last Words

Spotify allows users to block certain musical artists from their personal experience on the platform. While Spotify itself does not release information about the most blocked artists or data overall, there are shared complaints about artists like Justin Bieber, Drake, Taylor Swift, and Kanye West who users seemingly block most regularly.

The process for actually blocking an artist varies slightly based on whether one uses Spotify on a desktop/web, on an iOS device, or on an Android device -But the process is generally straightforward. And Spotify makes it easy for users to reveal at any time which artists they have blocked on their account via their settings.

Overall, blocking artists can help some users take more individualized control and enjoyment over their Spotify musical experience by curating their consumption to their preference and avoiding any artists to which they feel very averse.

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