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Ideas: Blocking / Muting Artists & Genres

Ideas: Blocking / Muting Artists & Genres

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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Local Performer

Please add a feature that lets me stop a song from playing again on any of my stations, Like a thumbs-down button that ties to my account rather than a specific station.

There are songs I dislike that keep playing every time I start a new station. It gets annoying to hit the thumbs-down button over and over again.

Local Performer

Bring back the option of blocking certain artists with in a playlist. It used to be there years ago.

Local Performer

Definitely! I'd like to be able to listen to a certain station and eliminate a certain artists content that I never want to hear.  Thumbs down is not accurate enough and very inconvenient. 

Local Performer

There are certain artists I never want to hear on my Pandora period! Can't you figure out a way that I can customize my Pandora so that I never have to hear the likes of them ever?

Local Performer

I listen to some explicit music.  Most of the cover art doesn't offend me.  A search brought up an artist with graphic and disturbing cover art of women who had been badly beaten.  One woman had bruised eyes. The other two had bloody teeth.  The pictures were very realistic.  I want to block that artist from my account.  The explicit music I listen to doesn't portray that kind of violence.  The block option is for ALL explicit music.  I'd like the option to block individual artists from my account.  That would give me the option to continue enjoying the music I love without exposing myself to those disturbing images.  


@I_A I moved your post over to this existing thread: Ideas: Blocking / Muting Artists & Genres

Make sure to also upvote this Idea with a ❤️ if you'd like to see the option added to the service.

Thanks for being a part of the Community! :pandora:

Local Performer

Any update on this? I keep getting Drake recommended on my custom station, even though I have given every song played from him a thumbs down. Why is it hard to implement a feature to allow me to block an artist from ever playing on a station?

Local Performer

GDamn it. You have had years and years to correct blocking an artist and related cleanse a station of an unrelated genre.

To give an example, I play a blues station, "Lightning Hopkins" made an error trying a song by Ralph Stanley.  When I realized he is C&W. Immediately removed him. But he spermed (being polite) up my station. Now he keeps playing, and more country spawn is infected and messing up my blues. Thumbing down is a whack-a-mole project that doesn't work. Kill one R. Stanley song and another shows up.  Now seems I may be getting gospel or faith music.  

You've had years and years and complaints, yet all that gets done is a moderator or other says, 'to keep things better orgnized I've transferred your post to suc and such subject. Go there it's like no one hears anything. Question comes up under 'blocking a station' and the moderator comment "I am moving your comment to 'blocking a ztation' to keep things organized". How disorganized is that. Moderator or whoever is a bot, so you can avoid addressing something you should have done years and ago, because ignoring it was better, since correcting it was just to much dicking work. Like I said the dicking around has ducked up my account, like the delayed loading, dropped songs etc.  I fixed the loading issue clearing the cache, but this is getting me to listen to my new Spotify ap. Are you listening to me and all of the same complaints I read going back years? 

Local Performer
Dude, you absolutely nailed it. Same thing happened to me. All I wanna do is block Kevin Spacey’s stupid duets album.
Local Performer

What am I paying 10$ a month for (double) from last year, and constantly have to interrupt what I am doing to squash C&W songs that have nothing to do with my Blues station? 

PLEASE  fix it!