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Entertainment Music Industry Calling for a ‘Blackout’ in Response to George Floyd’s Death

01:42  31 may  2020
01:42  31 may  2020 Source:   billboard.com

Mariah Carey Sings ‘There’s Got to Be a Way’ in Response to George Floyd’s Death: Watch

  Mariah Carey Sings ‘There’s Got to Be a Way’ in Response to George Floyd’s Death: Watch Mariah Carey took to social media to sing a snippet of her 1990 song “There’s Got to Be a Way” while demanding justice for George Floyd, a black man who was recently killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis. “I wrote this song for my first album. Still looking for answers today. We have to make a change. We can’t be silent,” Carey captioned the video, adding the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.Earlier this week, a video of Floyd’s death surfaced, showing officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of Floyd for eight minutes. Chauvin was later charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Floyd.

Chicagoans protest in response to the killing of George Floyd . The collective fury over the death of George Floyd , who was suffocated by a Minnesota police officer kneeling on his neck during an arrest in Minneapolis, has prompted the music industry to take a united stand on Tuesday, June 2.

Collective fury over the death of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer has prompted the music industry to take a united stand. A message circulated widely on Instagram and other social media platforms on Friday evening (May 29) calls for “ a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with out

The music industry is calling for a “Blackout Tuesday” in response to the death of George Floyd.

On Friday (May 29), less than a week after Floyd was suffocated by a Minneapolis police officer during an arrest, numerous music companies and artists began spreading a message on social media calling for “a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with out community” and “an urgent step of action to provoke accountability and change.”

“As gatekeepers of the culture, it’s our responsibility to not only come together to celebrate the wins, but also hold each other up during loss,” reads the statement, which is being circulated under the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused.

Music Industry Observing ‘Black Out Tuesday’ In Solidarity With Black Community In George Floyd Death

  Music Industry Observing ‘Black Out Tuesday’ In Solidarity With Black Community In George Floyd Death The music industry is observing “Black Out Tuesday” on June 2 in a message of solidarity in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Companies including Atlantic Records, Capitol Music Group, Columbia Records, Def Jam, Elektra Music Group, HitCo, Interscope Geffen A&M, Island Records, Pulse Music Group, Reservoir, Republic Records, Sony/ATV, Sony Music, Virgin EMI, Universal Music Group and Warner Records, among others, have committed to halting business activity on the day. An image calling for a music industry “Black Out” on Tuesday, along with the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused, began circulating on social media on Friday.

Protests for George Floyd are continuing - credit: Getty. A host of record labels and other music industry figures are planning a social media blackout on Tuesday (June 2) in solidarity with the The decision comes in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota earlier this week.

The death of George Floyd , a black man killed by a white Minneapolis police officer on Memorial Day The names of black people killed by police, including Floyd and Eric Garner, killed on Staten Island Minnesota governor, mayor slammed by local press, politicians for response to death , rioting.

The proposed blackout is set for Tuesday, June 2.

Among those reposting the message are Apple Music’s Ebro Darden, former Hot 97 music programming director Karlie Hustle, British record label Dirty Hit, and independent distributor EMPIRE.

“All of my shows are cancelled. I will air replays of conversations with community activists, politicians and revolutionary music,” Darden captioned his post on Instagram.

Earlier this week, a video of Floyd’s death surfaced showing Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of Floyd for eight minutes. Chauvin was later charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of Floyd.

See more “Blackout Tuesday” social media posts below.

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Music Industry to Stage 'Blackout Tuesday' in Wake of George Floyd Death

  Music Industry to Stage 'Blackout Tuesday' in Wake of George Floyd Death The music industry will stage a blackout on Tuesday, June 2 in which the major music labels have agreed to observe how the industry can support black artists, with some taking part in work stoppages and agreeing to release no new music. A hashtag movement founded named #TheShowMustBePaused called for a work stoppage and selected a Tuesday in the wake of the protests over the death of George Floyd to specifically disrupt the work week. "We willA hashtag movement founded named #TheShowMustBePaused called for a work stoppage and selected a Tuesday in the wake of the protests over the death of George Floyd to specifically disrupt the work week.

Chaos ensued across the country on the evening of May 29 as protesters in various cities demonstrated after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was charged in relation to George Floyd ’ s death .

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All of my shows are cancelled. I will air replays of conversations with community activists, politicians and revolutionary music. #TheShowMustBePaused A post shared by Kojo Ebro Odogwu (@oldmanebro) on May 29, 2020 at 4:46pm PDT

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ViacomCBS & 4Music Among UK Broadcasting Networks To Go Dark In Tribute To George Floyd

  ViacomCBS & 4Music Among UK Broadcasting Networks To Go Dark In Tribute To George Floyd Channel 4’s 4Music and ViacomCBS channels will be among the TV and radio networks in the UK that will go dark in tribute to George Floyd. The action, which has a number of monikers on social media including #BlackOutTuesday and #TheShowMustBePaused, sprung up in the music industry and is now being embraced by broadcasting networks and streamers, including Amazon. The blackout is a message of solidarity in response to the death of Floyd on May 25. Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder in relation to the incident, which has sparked days of fraught protests across America.

in response to protests ignited by George Floyd ’ s death . The intensifying protests came after the authorities announced that the officer who pinned George Floyd to the ground had been arrested and charged with murder on Friday, a development that activists and Mr. Floyd ’ s family had called for but

Peaceful protests condemning George Floyd ' s death by police in Minnesota in downtown Cincinnati turned destructive late Friday night, with looting and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz called for calm on Saturday, as unrest continued in the state over the death of George Floyd . His call came after

#theshowmustbepaused A post shared by Karlie Hustle (@thekarliehustle) on May 29, 2020 at 4:20pm PDT

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Blackout Tuesday: Spotify, SiriusXM Observe Moments of Silence in George Floyd Tributes

  Blackout Tuesday: Spotify, SiriusXM Observe Moments of Silence in George Floyd Tributes As part of the music industry’s Blackout Tuesday protest against racism, Spotify and SiriusXM will go silent in symbolic moments of silence to acknowledge the murder of George Floyd. Audio-streaming giant Spotify, as part of its Blackout Tuesday initiatives, is including an 8-minute, 46-second track of silence on select playlists and podcasts. That is meant “as a solemn acknowledgement for the length of time that George Floyd was suffocated,” Spotify said. SiriusXM, meanwhile, on June 2 at 3 p.m. ET will silence all music channels for three minutes.

"If George Floyd ’ s death has any legacy — because he will never be brought back George Floyd protests in Minneapolis continue into fourth night despite curfew. USA TODAY. Music Industry Calls for Tuesday Blackout as Labels, Managers Show Solidarity With Black Community on Social Media.

Leading civil rights attorneys call for national response to killings. Joanna Walters. Congresswoman Val Demings, a former police chief, wrote a Washington Post op-ed calling for the officers who were fired over the death of George Floyd to be held accountable.

A post shared by Dirty Hit (@dirtyhit) on May 30, 2020 at 3:41am PDT

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Mickey Guyton Highlights Racial Inequality In New Track ‘Black Like Me’

  Mickey Guyton Highlights Racial Inequality In New Track ‘Black Like Me’ Mickey Guyton has dropped her new single “Black Like Me”. The country star sings of racial inequality in the United States: “It’s a hard life on easy street/just white painted picket fences far as you can see. If you think we live in the land of the free/you should try to be black like me. "Someday we'll all be free / And I'm proud to be black like me." RELATED: Michael Che On The George Floyd Protests: ‘The Optimism Can Be Seen In These Young People’ Describing the song as a "God moment" on Twitter, Guyton adds: "I thought it was to heal my heart but now I realize it’s meant to heal every heart.” This song was a God moment.

#TheShowMustBePaused #TogetherWeStand #BlackoutTuesday 6/2/2020 A post shared by EMPIRE (@empire) on May 29, 2020 at 5:26pm PDT

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BTS and Big Hit Entertainment Donate $1 Million to Black Lives Matter (EXCLUSIVE)

  BTS and Big Hit Entertainment Donate $1 Million to Black Lives Matter (EXCLUSIVE) After K-pop titans BTS stated their solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter this week, declaring “we stand together” against racial discrimination, the group and its Korean record label are making a further commitment: BTS and Big Hit Entertainment have donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter, a rep for Big Hit confirms to Variety. The donation was transferredThe donation was transferred earlier this week, with Black Lives Matter confirming receipt to Big Hit early on Saturday, June 6. BTS and Big Hit are not expected to comment on the donation; a rep for Black Lives Matter did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment.

#theshowmustbepaused A post shared by BIZ 3 (@biz3publicity) on May 30, 2020 at 8:49am PDT

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ViacomCBS Promotes Bruce Gillmer to President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events

  ViacomCBS Promotes Bruce Gillmer to President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events ViacomCBS has promoted Bruce Gillmer to president of music, music talent, programming & events at ViacomCBS Media Networks, the company announced Thursday. In Gillmer's new role, which is effective immediately, he will report to Bob Bakish, president and CEO of ViacomCBS, and "guide the company's strategy to align and optimize all music-driven initiatives across ViacomCBS." Gillmer "will form and chair a new cross-company initiative to coordinate ViacomCBS' music programming, talent and events strategy.

#TheShowMustBePaused A post shared by Photo Finish (@photofinishrecords) on May 30, 2020 at 8:28am PDT

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We cannot sit in silence #TheShowMustBePaused A post shared by 2K Management (@2k.management) on May 30, 2020 at 9:01am PDT

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#TheShowMustBePaused ✊ A post shared by J. Valentine (@jvalentine) on May 30, 2020 at 11:09am PDT

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#THESHOWMUSTBEPAUSED A post shared by Michael Jackson (@michaeljackson) on May 30, 2020 at 11:10am PDT

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#THESHOWMUSTBEPAUSED A post shared by Symphonic Distribution (@symphonicdistro) on May 30, 2020 at 10:05am PDT

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A message from @EMPIRE via @claytonwilliam #theshowmustbepaused #westandtogether #georgefloyd #blackouttuesday A post shared by Blacka Di Danca (@blacka) on May 30, 2020 at 12:09am PDT

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How can you NOT be outraged as HUMAN BEINGS seeing our fellow BLACK BROTHERS & SISTERS going through INJUSTICES on a DAILY BASIS. I am part of an industry that is primarily run by WHITE people. Who are sitting calmly and comfortably at the top, profiting off BLACK CULTURE. How can we consume BLACK CULTURE when we stay silent when it comes time to DEFEND BLACK PEOPLE!? When you see these INJUSTICES and MURDERS on your social media feed and turn a blind eye to it? They say that violence isn’t the answer and never will be…but sometimes VIOLENCE is the only way to get HEARD. #blacklivesmatter #theshowmustbepaused ✊✊✊ A post shared by H U N C H O L I N I‍♂️ (@mhuncho) on May 30, 2020 at 8:06am PDT

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I love my career- and I can not imagine the music industry without the multitalented Black artists that have created pathways for so many others like myself. That’s why #theshowmustbepaused and we must speak up and continue to show love where love is needed most. ✊✊✊✊✊ #georgefloyd A post shared by CAMI JULAINE (@camijulaine) on May 30, 2020 at 8:49am PDT

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#TheShowMustBePaused A post shared by Steve Carey (@stevecarey) on May 30, 2020 at 10:09am PDT

ViacomCBS Promotes Bruce Gillmer to President of Music, Music Talent, Programming & Events .
ViacomCBS has promoted Bruce Gillmer to president of music, music talent, programming & events at ViacomCBS Media Networks, the company announced Thursday. In Gillmer's new role, which is effective immediately, he will report to Bob Bakish, president and CEO of ViacomCBS, and "guide the company's strategy to align and optimize all music-driven initiatives across ViacomCBS." Gillmer "will form and chair a new cross-company initiative to coordinate ViacomCBS' music programming, talent and events strategy.

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