The music industry has united to declare that #TheShowMustBePaused.
George Floyd‘s shocking death has sent a ripple wave of fury across the globe and brought the necessity of conquering racial injustice to the surface.
As widely reported, the unarmed Black man joined a growing list of Afro-Americans who’ve lost their lives in police encounters. In Floyd’s instance, Minnesota officer Derek Chauvin rested a knee on his neck for seven minutes – despite audible pleas from the deceased.
Now, record labels – both major and independent – are joining forces for what is being deemed Black Out Tuesday on June 2nd.
In a series of synchronised statements, the likes of Def Jam, Interscope, and the Sony Music umbrella of labels confirmed that the day would be used for reflection and meaningful action. While several added that the week would not feature any new releases.
Kudos. It’s a major in a direction we hope other entities begin to walk in.