The show will be paused. At least, that's the message coming from leaders and artists in the music business as part of a movement being referred to as Blackout Tuesday.
Music executives Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang spearheaded the effort to shutter normal business operations on June 2 via their #theshowmustbepaused initiative.
A Twitter account tied to the group appears to have been created on Sunday, amid a weekend that saw communities across the country protesting the murders of George Floyd and others at the hands of police.
In a letter explaining the effort posted to their official site, Thomas and Agyemang said it is "in observance of the long-standing racism and inequality that exists from the boardroom to the boulevard."
Artists like the Rolling Stones, Quincy Jones and Billie Eilish have said they'll observe the day. A number of artists have also canceled listening parties or fan events in response.
Labels including Def Jam Recordings, Interscope, Sony Music, Columbia Records and more are also expected to participate.
"We will not continue to conduct business as usual without regard for Black lives," Thomas and Agyemang wrote. "Tuesday, June 2 is meant to intentionally disrupt the work week." read more at CNN
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 11:01:00 AM