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Canada #NoSilenceInMusic: This is what the British anti-racism campaign

16:40  03 august  2020
16:40  03 august  2020 Source:   musikexpress.de

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Joy Crookes, Mabel and More UK Music Industry Professionals Sign Anti - Racism Letter: "We stand together, to educate and wipe out racism now and for our future We, the British music industry are proudly uniting to amplify our voices, to take responsibility, to speak out and stand together in solidarity.

The NoSilenceInMusic campaign aims to dismantle systemic racism , islamophobia, xenophobia The # NoSilenceInMusic letter was also signed by over 700 members of the U.K. music industry In recent months through a series of events and incidents, the anti -black racists and antisemites, plus

Artists like The 1975, Placebo, Jessie Ware, Circa Waves and Nile Rodgers want to position themselves more. They promised to “speak up and stand together in solidarity” if they were to experience not only systemic racism but also topics such as “Islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia”.

The 1975 sind Unterstützer der #NoSilenceInMusic-Kampagne. © provided by www.musikexpress.de The 1975 are supporters of the # NoSilenceInMusic campaign.

artists like The 1975, Placebo, Jessie Ware, Circa Waves and Nile Rodgers want to position themselves more. They promised to “speak up and stand together in solidarity” if they were to experience not only systemic racism but also topics such as “Islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia”.

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The # NoSilenceInMusic campaign aims to dismantle systemic racism , islamophobia, xenophobia The # NoSilenceInMusic letter was also signed by over 700 members of the U.K. music industry In recent months through a series of events and incidents, the anti -black racists and antisemites, plus

Read the entire # NoSilenceInMusic letter below: We, representatives from the music industry, write In recent months through a series of events and incidents, the anti -black racists and antisemites We, the British music industry are proudly uniting to amplify our voices, to take responsibility, to speak out

As the US newspaper "Variety" reported, numerous artists have signed an open letter in which they are committed to fighting systemic racism and other forms of prejudice in the music industry, such as Islamophobia, homophobia and transphobia. The campaign, titled #NoSilenceInMusic, aims not to stand by in silence, should any form of discrimination be noticed, but to position itself openly. In addition to well-known musicians such as The 1975 , Nile Rodgers , Placebo, Circa Waves, Niall Horan, Little Mix and Jessie Ware , more than 700 employees of the British music industry have signed, including songwriters and managers and producers.

For example, the signatories promised to "speak up and stand together in solidarity" if, in addition to systemic racism, they also experienced topics such as "Islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia". The open letter also says: “Minorities of all backgrounds and beliefs have fought and suffered. From slavery to the Holocaust, we have painful collective memories. All forms of racism have the same roots - ignorance, lack of education and scapegoating. ”Therefore, according to the supporters:“ We, the British music industry, are proud to join forces to strengthen our voices, to take responsibility, ours To raise a voice and stand together in solidarity. Silence is not an option. ”

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Following Wiley’s anti-semitic comments and continued anti - racism conversations, the # NoSilenceInMusic campaign seeks to combat All forms of racism have the same roots — ignorance, lack of education and scapegoating. We, the British music industry are proudly uniting to

The charity Campaign Against Anti -Semitism said it had filed a police complaint over Wiley’s posts for “incitement to racial hatred.” As the backlash to his posts began pouring in, Wiley responded to the multitude of anti -Semitism and racism accusations levied at him.

Finally, the signatories refer to the relevance of music to tackle all forms of racism and discrimination. So there is a "worldwide love of music, regardless of race, religion, sexuality and gender", it says at the end of the letter. “We can find unity through music, education and empathy. We stand together to educate and eradicate racism now and for our future generations, ”are the final words. You can read the entire letter and all signatories here.

Racism and discrimination are unfortunately still a current component in the music industry, both in Germany and internationally. Only days before, the management company "A-List Management" distanced itself from London rapper Wiley after he published a series of anti-Semitic and conspiracy theory posts on Twitter . In a tweet he compared Jews to the Ku Klux clan, declaring them to be the “real enemy” and “those who rob us”. On Tuesday, July 28, the Artist Rights Alliance (ARA) shared an open letter signed by artists such as Lorde , Mick Jagger , Pearl Jam and Elvis Costello against the illegal use of music by politicians. Read the original

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