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Blocking/Muting Certain Artists / Song Selection Rules

Blocking/Muting Certain Artists / Song Selection Rules

bjoyce2
Opening Act
Status: Open Ideas

New Feature Idea: Create Rules about what bands you never want to hear.  If I select a Genre but there are certain bands I never want to hear, there should be a way to create a rule. i.e. I select the 70's Rock Genre but I never want to hear any music from Sting, Rush, Styx, Journey, Kiss, etc.  then allow me to create a rule eliminating them fron the selection algorithm.

 

Moderator Edit: Edited title for clarity

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jadoti
Local Performer

I disagree @CarolinaSteve , "Cancel culture" would be demanding Pandora remove an artist from Pandora because of [insert whatever reason here].  That's not what we're asking for.  We're asking for the ability to curate the music we listen to on a music subscription app that we pay for, nothing more. 

Thumbs down does not give Pandora enough information as to why I don't like the song, just that I don't like this particular song.  Thumbs down on two of an artist's songs  shouldn't necessarily mean don't play this artist ever again, it very well may mean I just don't like these songs of theirs.  Just want a distinct way to say "don't play this artist"

Pete4
Local Performer

Let me clarify something, since I'm the one who brought this back up a couple weeks ago:

The issue isn't "cancel culture."  The issue isn't whether or not Kevin Spacey is a despicable human being.

The issue is DATA INTEGRITY.  I "thumbs-upped" Dean Martin.  Two of Dean's  songs have Kevin Spacey hamming it up in the background, as if it were a duet.

The second issue is ROYALTY PAYMENT.  Kevin Spacey gets a royalty every time DEAN MARTIN'S song is played.  That's just wrong.

Why is Pandora slipping in the Kevin Spacey/Dean Martin duet?  Probably because IT'S CHEAPER than paying the royalty for the original Dean Martin recording.  The original song was probably on Capitol Records.  Then Dean recorded another version under Frank Sinatra's Reprise label so that he would get a bigger cut.  And now we get Spacey horning in.  

So what we're listening to is a COPY of A COPY of A COPY.  And there's absolutely NO WAY of filtering it out if we like Dean Martin.  Thumbs down those two songs, and you probably lose Dean from your playlists altogether.

Unethical?  You decide.

some_clever_nam
Local Performer

Please add the ability to block an artist.