You can now block artists on Spotify


Spotify added, secretly, the option to block certain artists, in a context where many singers, such as R. Kelly, were criticized by critics for their behavior and their court cases.

On the mobile application of the online broadcast service, new buttons that can be accessed on the artist page will hide their music.

"Okay, we will not continue this content again", is this written when the artist finds himself blocked.

This feature, which doesn't seem to be available on the computer, makes artists disappear from content that appears automatically, such as playlists developed by Spotify.

To listen to it, it is necessary to read the page to trigger reading on purpose.

Contacted by AFP, Spotify did not respond.

The Swedish company decided last year to react to the #MeToo movement by removing several artists accused of violence, such as R. Kelly, from his reading list, very popular in the community.

The aim is to provide less visibility to these artists.

However, it was influenced by critics who criticized moralized maneuvers, and found that R. Kelly's number of games had, by contrast, increased, the online diffusion platform had decided to reintroduce pieces of Chicago singers on the list. read.

However, after a documentary aired in early 2019 accused him of various sexual assaults, R. Kelly, who was charged in 2002 for recording sexual acts between him and a 14-year-old girl, was once again in the eyes of a cyclone.

Record company Sony Music last week ended a contract that tied it to the player "I Believe I Can Fly".

Other stars from North American music, from Lady Gaga to Celine Dion to Chance the Rapper, also distance themselves from former R & B stars in the 1990s.

Some women accused the 52-year-old singer and producer of having sex with girls under the age of 16, and surrounded her with women who had been sexually enslaved.


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