Spotify, the UK's biggest music streaming service, has started testing a way of filtering out songs which have explicit lyrics. The feature has been introduced on its iPhone and iPad apps - six years after being requested on its online forums. But some users have told BBC Radio 5 live: that the feature does not have enough controls. Rivals such as Apple Music already have password-protected parental controls to skip explicit tracks. Since , streaming music providers have been expected to display the word "explicit" next to tracks that record companies believe are unsuitable for children. Currently more than a third of the Top 50 songs in Spotify's UK chart contain explicit lyrics. Mother Nicola Ford set up an online petition calling for the filter after she was caught out listening at home. She said: "I'd had quite a few awkward moments, where the kids had been listening to songs on the radio, and suddenly our home filled with swear words when they played the same songs on Spotify. The new setting, which was first introduced at the start of April, greys out explicit songs and prevents them from playing, but it doesn't replace them with clean versions. Others have complained that the setting.
Common Sense says
Explicit Tracks An explicit track is one that has curse words or language or art that is sexual, violent, or offensive in nature. It is up to you if your music should be marked as explicit. If you mark one track as explicit on your album, the entire album will carry the explicit tag. If the content of your release is determined to be explicit by iTunes this includes artwork and is not marked as explicit, your release may be hidden from sale in the store. Clean Tracks A clean track is one that does not contain curse words or language or art that is sexual, violent , or offensive in nature.
Country stars have long been known to speak their minds through their lyrics, but usually not using four letter words. While it's common in other genres to have two different versions of a song -- one clean and one explicit -- it's really pretty rare in country music. But we've found a few country stars over the years who've dared to swear The alternative?
We figured it might be a good time for a song about nothing but fun. There it is. Even more surprising: The single shot into the Top 5 without a video. In a conference room at Bellmark headquarters on Hollywood Boulevard last week, the duo--both outgoing, talkative and in a merry mood--had finished perusing the just-completed video and were gleefully speculating about how it would increase sales. The single may sidestep violence and vulgarity, but the video does feature some women in sexy attire. There are some suggestive songs on the album--but just suggestive.