Following George Floyd’s death, many have responded in fury on the continued acts of racism against the Black community. Musicians and artists across the globe have shown their support for Black Lives Matter by donating to groups and showing up on the streets to join the protests. K-pop fans have also taken a break from promoting their idols' new releases to help raise awareness. This week, the music industry will take part in a campaign called Blackout Tuesday.
On Tuesday (02/06), some of the biggest players in the music industry are pausing all activities to show solidarity and promote change. Armed with #TheShowMustBePaused, music labels, streaming services, and entertainment companies are taking “a day to disconnect from work and to reconnect with [the] community.”
pic.twitter.com/5iNv1XlBmn— Sony Music (@sonymusic) May 31, 2020
Columbia Records, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music, Dirty Hit, and Glassnote Records, are among many others that have publicly announced their participation.
"This is not a day off. Instead, this is a day to reflect and figure out ways to move in solidarity,” said Columbia Records via Twitter.
pic.twitter.com/fZvZPw3tLD— Columbia Records (@ColumbiaRecords) May 31, 2020
Beyond Blackout Tuesday, music labels and organisations, such as Live Nation and Capitol Records, have also donated and contributed to groups that support the Black Lives Matter movement.
BLACK LIVES MATTER. #THESHOWMUSTBEPAUSED pic.twitter.com/kBqkQsQKBc— Capitol Studios (@capitolstudios) May 31, 2020
pic.twitter.com/1rXOjGPJqi— Live Nation (@LiveNation) May 30, 2020
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