How to Block Artists on Spotify?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Block Artists on Spotify?

Are you tired of seeing certain artists or songs on Spotify, and you want to block them forever? You can do that on the mobile app, but it’s impossible on the desktop.

To block artists on mobile, do this:

  1. Find an artist you don’t like
  2. Go to their profile
  3. Tap on the three-dot icon under their profile
  4. Select “Don’t play this artist

Spotify will never be that artist ever again on your phone. But this option doesn’t carry on your desktop Spotify app for some reason.

The only thing you can do on computer is select “I don’t like song“, which doesn’t block that artist from appearing on your playlists in the future. And you can only do this with the songs in the “Discover Weekly” playlist.

That artist will still appear in your recommendations but may appear less often.

Keep reading if you want to know how to block artists on Spotify!

For Mobile Phones

If you want to block artists on Spotify mobile, follow the steps below:

1. Find an artist you don’t like

Find an artist you don't like
Find an artist you don’t like

Open Spotify on your phone and find an artist you don’t like. Once you find one, tap on their name. They should be in your recommendations.

2. Tap on the three-dot icon under the artist’s name

Tap on the three-dot icon under the artist's name
Tap on the three-dot icon under the artist’s name

Once you tap on an artist’s name, you’ll go to their Spotify profile page. Look for the three-dot icon under the artist’s name and tap on it!

3. Select “Don’t play this artist

Select "Don't play this artist"
Select “Don’t play this artist

Once you tap that three-dot icon, you’ll open a different window in the Spotify app. You’ll see three options here – “Follow“, “Don’t play this“, and “Share“.

Select “Don’t play this” and you’re done. Spotify will block this artist from appearing in your recommendations.

For Computers

You can’t block artists on the desktop Spotify app. You can only select “I don’t like this song” by right-clicking on a song or artist.

Most importantly, you can only do this with the “Discover Weekly” section of Spotify. Follow the steps below to do this:

1. Click on the “Discover Weekly” playlist

Click on the "Discover Weekly" playlist
Click on the “Discover Weekly” playlist

Open Spotify on your computer and find the “Discover Weekly” playlist. It should be under the “Made for [username]” section.

Once you find it, click on it.

2. Click on the “I don’t like this song” icon next to a song

Click on the "I don't like this song" icon next to a song
Click on the “I don’t like this song” icon next to a song

Once you open the “Discover Weekly“, you’ll see a playlist of songs from different artists. You’ll find two icons to the right of every song – a heart and a circle with a dash.

The circle with the dash in it is the “I don’t like this” icon. Click on it to tell Spotify you don’t like that type of song.

Spotify won't recommend songs like this next time
Spotify won’t recommend songs like this next time.

This won’t stop that artist from appearing in your playlist again. Instead, it may appear less often.

Conclusion

To summarize, if you want to block an artist on Spotify, you can only do it on the mobile app. The desktop Spotify app only lets you “dislike” a type of song.

Spotify will try not to show that song or similar songs again. But it may show songs from that artist, which is pointless.

Maybe Spotify will implement this feature on desktop sometime in the future.

If you have questions about blocking artists or songs on Spotify, mobile, or computer, feel free to comment below!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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