Who's On Your Blocked List?
new "Block" feature.
Spotify announced their reconsideration for the "Block" feature after declining the feature back in 2017. Needless to say, the public has been very adamant about not letting musicians breathe with #MuteRKelly. Last year, Spotify was confused on what to do with XXXTentacion's music saying his behavior was so vile, they wanted nothing to do with him. Then after his passing, he was commemorated. Well, which one is it?
How much will it effect a blocked artist's check? Well if you calculate the $0.006-$0.0084 per stream payout (varies per artist), I don't know the monetary impact. Come full circle, the publicity will impact the artist tremendously depending on why they are getting blocked. Example, rape vs. a listener just not liking the artist. Being a consumer-based, but also needing money company, I'm sure this puts Spotify in a tough place business wise.
There has not been an official launch date for the block feature, but they do have a mute option for now.