No matter what the occasion or event, musicians have always found a way to put the thoughts and feelings to music.
But this time…the music industry is looking to take a pause…a pause for the cause. In response to death of George Floyd, the music industry is calling for a Blackout on June 2. There have been numerous calls for “a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community” and “an urgent step of action to provoke accountability and change.”
As a result, instead of “the show must go on”, members of the music industry are taking a day away from making and releasing music with #TheShowMustBePaused.
Warner Music Group, Sony/ATV, Ebro Darden from Apple Music, BMG, Glassnote Records, independent music distributor EMPIRE, and NAMA – the Native American Music Award – have all stated that they will be participating in the event.
Ebro Darden is airing reruns of previous conversations.
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GET UP, STAND UP STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS GET UP, STAND UP DON’T GIVE UP THE FIGHT Island Records is standing up on JUNE 2ND in observance of BLACKOUT TUESDAY to support our employees, artists, colleagues friends and community. STAND UP AND FIGHT AGAINST racial injustice. We will not give up the fight. #TheShowMustBePaused #BlackLivesMatter More info to get involved: www.blacklivesmatter.com www.colorofchange.org www.gofundme.com/georgefloyd