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Crime The music industry stopped Tuesday against police violence

00:40  02 june  2020
00:40  02 june  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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The main record companies will suspend their activity Tuesday to show their support against police brutality targeting African-Americans in the United States, an initiative with which several artists have joined.

Sony Music, Warner Music Group and Universal Music will take part in "Black Out Tuesday", "a day to observe, make contact and organize", according to a message published on Monday by Universal Music.

All the subsidiary companies of these three giants of the music industry but also numerous independent labels have announced that they will also participate.

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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

Music industry figures and record label employees will take the day to ‘disconnect from work and reconnect with our community’. Protests erupted around the US after a video emerged showing a white Minnesota police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes during an arrest in

Sony Music announces "a day of action dedicated to significant changes in our society, now and in the future".

The initiative, which uses the keyword #TheShowMustBePaused (the show must pause, lag with the expression + The Show Must Go On +) was launched by two black executives from the music industry, including Jamila Thomas, of Atlantic Records, a subsidiary of Warner Music Group.

It echoes the death of George Floyd at the hands of the police and the protest movement that followed.

The two women present it as a call to the music industry, "which has benefited predominantly from black art", to protect and enhance the black community

Several artists, including the Rolling Stones, David Guetta , Massive Attack and Quincy Jones have announced that they are joining forces.

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The music industry will unite in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement on Tuesday , June 2. This collective action comes following days of nationwide protests after of the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department. Industry -wide, record labels have taken to social

The music industry will unite in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement on Tuesday , June 2. This collective action comes following days of This collective action comes following days of nationwide protests after the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department.

"It's hard to find the words, because I've faced racism all my life," producer and musician Quincy Jones tweeted. "Having said that, it is resurfacing and damn it is time to tackle it once and for all."

Many podcast producers, musical and otherwise, have also said they will suspend their programs on Tuesday.

"It is not a 24-hour initiative," announced the two women behind the movement on their dedicated site. "We will fight this fight for the long term. An action plan will be announced."

Since the beginning of the demonstrations which followed the death of George Floyd, several artists have taken a public stand against police violence targeting blacks in the United States, in particular Beyoncé or Rihanna.

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Republic Records Bans Use of the Term 'Urban' Within Label: 'It Is Important to Share the Future' .
Many consider the term an antiquated generalization that marginalizes black musicians The company — which represents artists like Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, Taylor Swift and more — shared their statement on Instagram over the weekend. "Effective immediately, Republic Records will remove 'URBAN' from our verbiage in describing departments, employee titles and music genres," they wrote. RELATED: Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock Shares Powerful Message About Her Experience with Racism The term was first coined by black New York radio DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid-1970s, Billboard reports.

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