In response to the difficulties that the Black community is facing during this time, the music industry is banding together for a “music blackout” tomorrow, June 2nd, 2020.
“We will not continue to conduct business as usual without regard for Black Lives. Tuesday, June 2 is meant to disrupt the work week.” – #TheShowMustBePaused
Spearheaded by music execs Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang, this will be a time to reflect, as well as to honor the lives lost.
Some participating artists and labels will include Billie Eilish, Colombia Records, Sony Music, Interscope, Loren Gray, Zane Lowe, Neon Trees, The Pussycat Dolls, Lzzy Hale, Deflected Records, Atlantic Records, Marc Anthony, Warner Music France, MTV, ASCAP, Capitol Studios, Def Jam Recordings, Peter Gabriel, the Rolling Stones, Quincy Jones, and more. “Those taking part are encouraged to forgo emails, music releases and any other normal business operations.” – Sandra Gonzales [CNN]
Spotify will even be adding a moment of silence to their podcasts and playlists in memory of George Floyd.