There are a lot of people out there who have decided they no longer wanted to support R. Kelly musically (for very obvious reasons). Spotify saw this as an opportunity to give the people what they want: A mute button. The music streaming company took #MuteRKelly as literally as you possibly could. There was a point where Spotify removed R. Kelly from all of their playlists, but this right here is some next level stuff.
I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like it on a streaming service. A mute button. This option allows you to mute the music from any artists you choose. It will never play music from the muted artist on your Spotify account no matter what library, playlist, or charts you decide you want to listen to on the app. The only downside to this is that a song featuring the artist will still be allowed to play under this new setting. Another con to this is the fact that this feature isn’t available on all platforms yet.
Spotify really knew what they were doing with this one and I think I’m going to have some fun with this new little feature. It’s going to be so easy to mute R. Kelly (literally) and no longer support other artists who have done inexcusable and unacceptable things.
By: Cierra Lemott, Junior, Brooks College Prep
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