Music Industry to Observe 'Black Out Tuesday' in Solidarity with Nationwide Protests

Lawrence Kim
June 2, 2020

Here are five things you should know about 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.

On Tuesday, June 2nd, APA will observe "Black Out Tuesday" as a day of reflection and meaningful action in support of our colleagues, families, friends, clients and global community in the fight for racial justice.

Not only that but many worldwide singers, management firms, and music publishing companies have vowed to take part in this protest. Protests, some of which have turned violent in major cities, raged on all weekend as the country continues to react to this latest instance of police brutality against a black man. And now, the protestors are seeking answers not only for the murder of Floyd but also Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor who were victims of similar crimes.

The American music industry will come to a halt on Tuesday 2 June as record labels take part in "Black Out Tuesday" in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Other participants - many using the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused - include AEG Presents, Island Records, Warner Records, Atlantic Records, Shady Records, Epic Records, RCA Records and many more. Capitol Music Group, Universal Music Group, Sumerian, The Orchard Group and all the labels they distribute (Metal Blade, Relapse, and others) will join the black out. Their call for "a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community" was shared by artists and music execs including Apple Music's Ebro Darden.

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