The music industry is in mourning and wore black yesterday to show their rejection of the racism and high-handedness of police in the united States, which caused the death of George Floyd.
Under the motto “Black out tuesday” singers, musicians and record labels around the world joined together to demonstrate and display your feel for what happened in the last few days in the united States, where they have not stopped the protests since the 25 of may.
It was through #TheShowMustBePaused, (The show must stop) where Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang, two executives of the record label Atlantic Records, announced that the silent protest was to go up to a black box as a profile in Instagram, in addition to pause promotion, interviews or activities of artists in the world.
“In response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Abery and an uncountable number of black citizens at the hands of the police #TheShowMustBePaused is an initiative created by two black women in the world of music, against the racism and inequality that exists from the boardroom to the streets”, said in his convocation.
Without further extension, the call is joined by hundreds of singers such as Muse, Katy Perry, Jared Leto, Demi Lovato, Rihanna, J Balvin, Ricky Martin, among others. Also actors, like Emma Watson, Hugh Jackman and Chris Hemsworth.
In addition to other record labels (Sony Music, Warner Music Group, Universal Music, Capitol Records and Apple Music) have also joined digital platforms like Spotify, which indicated that it will use the power of their platform around the world to “support the creators, black people, amplify their voices and accelerate the meaningful conversation and the change that for so long we need,” said platform in a newsletter.
And added a silence of eight minutes and 46 seconds to podcasts, and playlists, which is the time that the police officer Derek Chauvin took to smother George Floyd.