The music industry is gathering together in solidarity with the Black Lives Movement tomorrow, Tuesday June 2nd, 2020. This collaborative efforts comes just days after nationwide protests after the heartbreaking death of George Floyd.
Record labels across the nation took it to social media to announce that “Black Out Tuesday” will be a unity day for black employees, artists, and fans to evaluate how we can move forward together.
Warner Music Group, Sony Music, Def Jam Recording, Columbia Records, Interscope Geffen A&M, Capitol Music Group, and more labels are all set to participate in this day to fight against racial injustice.
In an official statement, Atlantic Records said, “The music business at WMG will not go on as usual. While this is only one day, we are committed to continuing this fight for real change. We will be using this day to collectively reflect on what we as a company can do to put action towards change and we will be taking steps in the coming weeks and months.” Atlantic Records will be donating to Black Lives Matter and many other organizations.
Interscope Records shared, “IGA will not release new music the week of June 1st,” the post reads. “Instead, IGA will contribute to organizations that help to bail out protesters exercising their right to peaceably assemble, aid lawyers working for systematic change and provide assistance to charities focused on creating economic empowerment in the Black community,” in an official statement.
Columbia Records shared that will be taking “A day to reflect and figure out ways to move forward in solidarity.”