The music industry shut down the music with the Black Out Tuesdayto devote a day to reflection and the search for a change in response to the death of George Floyd and the murders of other african-american people.
Several record labels organized for this Tuesday Black Out Tuesdaywhile violent protests erupt around the world in response to the death of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Companies such as Live Nation and platforms as TikTok, as well as the Recording Academy also published in social networks that they plan to support and endorse the african-american community.
Who is involved?
“On Tuesday, June 2, Columbia Records will celebrate the Black Out Tuesday” well, ” said the seal of Sony that represents Beyoncé, Bob Dylan, Adele, and John Legend in a press release. “This is not a free day, is a day to reflect and to find ways to move forward in solidarity.”
“We continue to support the african-american community, our staff, artists and colleagues in the music industry,” continued the company. “Perhaps with the music turned off, we can really listen.”
Among those who have joined Black Out Tuesday are the seals RCA Records and Epic Records of Sony; divisions Republic Records, Def Jam, UMG Nashville, Capitol Records and Island Records, Universal Music Group; and the labels Atlantic and Warner Records, Warner Music. Independent labels, smaller, companies, music publishers and firms of representation have also joined the initiative.
Tuesday, June 2, Sony Music proudly form part of “Black Out Tuesday”.
We join in solidarity with the black community, our artists, employees, colleagues, and community leaders in the fight against injustice and racial inequality. pic.twitter.com/O2rAn8okCc
— sonymusiclatin (@SonyMusicLatin) May 31, 2020
Interscope Geffen A&M, an imprint of UMG, home to stars such as Lady Gaga and Kendrick Lamarsaid that in addition to joining Black Out Tuesday is not releasing new music this week — the first to take that step.
“IGA will make donations to organizations that help pay bail of protesters exercising their right to assemble peacefully, assist lawyers who are working for systemic change and provide assistance to organizations focused on creating economic empowerment in the black community,” the statement said.
IGA delayed releases MGK, 6lack, Dylan, Jessie Ware, Smokepurp, Lil Mosey, Billy Raffoul, Max Leone and other artists in coordination with partners such as Alamo, LVRN, The Darkroom and Bad Boy.
Several musicians, including Rihanna, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Lil Nas X, Demi Lovato, Post Malone and Harry Styleshave been delivered after the death of Floyd and the international protests, some of which have resulted in riots. Some musicians were seen adjacent to the protesters including Ariana Grande, J. Cole, Jamie Foxx, Chance the Rapper, Kehlani, Miguel, Tinashe, Lil Yachty and Halsey, who said that he fired rubber bullets in Los Angeles.
LL Cool J turned to music to show their outrage and passion, publishing a long rap on social networks. “For 400 years, have had their knees on our napes, a garden of evil the seeds of respect”, rapeó. “In the mirror of America all that she sees is repentance, instead of letting the living blood, are pleading for the blood”.
Jay-Z issued a statement Sunday night demanding that the attorney general of Minnesota, Keith Ellison, to prosecute those responsible for the death of Floyd, who after being handcuffed begged for air while a white police officer as submitted with the knee on the nape of the neck.
“I, along with the country’s sore whole, appeals to the attorney general Ellison to do the right thing and prosecuted all those responsible for the murder of George Floyd with the full weight of the law. This is only a first step. I’m more determined to fight for the justice that any fight that my potential oppressors may have,” said Jay-Z.
“I call on every politician, prosecutor, and police in the country to have the courage to do the right thing. Have the courage to see ourselves as human, parents, brothers, sisters, and mothers sore and look to yourselves”, he added.
Racial tensions have intensified after the murder to shots of Arbery, a trotter afro of Georgia murdered by two white men, and then the police in Louisville, Kentucky, kill shot Taylor at his home last march.
The duo R&B Chloe x Halle was going to launch originally his second album, Ungodly Hour, Friday, but told the Associated Press on Monday that it will be on another date. The singers also posted on Instagram a cover of the classic protest We Shall Overcome, an anthem by the civil rights, with the hope of giving the world a little bit of positive energy.
The tv went to black
During the protest, one of the most powerful messages came from the television, and thanks to the chain by Comedy Central, which placed the phrase “I can not breathe”in allusion to what he said Floyd when he was submitted by Chauvin.
In other cases, such as AXN, stopped its transmission for eight minutes 46 seconds, a time that lasted subjected George.
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Comedy Central, in tribute to George Floyd, puts on the screen; “I can Not breathe”, while sounds of the breathing of a person trying to breathe, and go on to relate, second-by-second, how was the murder of George Floyd. All, for 8 min. and 46 sec. pic.twitter.com/VdKcV0UaTz
— Vagabond illustrated (@vagoilustrado) June 2, 2020