Source: Daily Mail
Music industry giants are coming together in solidarity with the black community to observe “Black Out Tuesday”, days after George Floyd’s death at the hands of police in Minneapolis.
Universal Music Group, Sony, Atlantic, and Capitol were just a few of the companies who have announced they will be observing ‘Black Out Tuesday’ today June 2.
- The record labels have all committed to halting business activity for the day
- Other companies involved include: Capitol Music Group, Columbia Records, Def Jam, Elektra Music Group, HitCo, Interscope Geffen A&M, Island Records, Pulse Music Group, Reservoir, Republic Records, Virgin EMI, and Warner Records
- On Friday an image began circulating on social media calling for a music industry ‘Black Out’ on Tuesday along with hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused
- The announcement of solidarity comes amid days of nationwide protests
- The national unrest began less than a week ago in Minneapolis when Floyd, a 46-year-old security guard, died after police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on the back of his neck while he was handcuffed
- Chauvin rendered him unable to breathe in a horrifying incident that was caught on camera and has since been fired and charged in the incident