Single black boxes are starting to fill our Instagram feeds as the music industry comes together in solidarity to combat racism and show support for the death of George Floyd, who has died in police custody on May 25.
An Instagram post recently shared by award-winning American music producer Quincy Jones states that “. . . due to recent events please join us as we take 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 a loss.”
Eminem’s record label, Shady Records, is also encouraging fans to show support and provided them with information on how they could get involved helping organisations dedicated to fighting racism.
Interscope Records has also announced it will not be releasing any new music for the week of June 1, in show of support for the cause, and will help to bail out protestors who are exercising their right to peacefully protest.
The industry is encouraging everyone to show their support, as many A-Listers are also participating in #BlackOutTuesday...