Music industry call for 'Blackout Tuesday' in response to George Floyd death

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: Jun 02, 2020, 10:31 AM IST

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George Floyd's death has sent shockwaves across the world with people coming out on the streets to protest against police brutality. 

The music industry has called for a ‘Blackout Tuesday’ in response to the death of George Floyd and the ongoing protests in the US. 

In a statement released unanimously by the big music production houses, they said: "As gatekeepers of the culture, it's our responsibility to not only come together to celebrate the wins, but also hold each other up during loss," with the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused.

Among those who are part of this are Warner Music Group, Sony/ATV, Apple Music's Ebro Darden, BMG, former Hot 97 music programming director Karlie Hustle, British record label Dirty Hit and independent distributor EMPIRE. RCA Records and Epic Records, Republic Records, Def Jam, Capitol Records and Atlantic, among others are also a part of this.

Spotify also announced that it would be blacking out and specially curating specific playlists, podcasts and channels while encouraging employees to take part in the day.

George Floyd's death has sent shockwaves across the world with people coming out on the streets to protest against police brutality.