Music Industry To Observe A "Blackout" On Tuesday


The music industry is going to observe a day-long "blackout" in response to George Floyd's death last week.

All three major record labels shared a message on social media promising "a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community".

Interscope vowed not to release new music this weekand Ebro Darden cancelled his radio shows.

Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin is due to appear in court on Monday June 8th.

Many of music's biggest stars have spoken out about the father-of-two's death.

Taking to Instagram Rihanna spoke.

"Watching my people get murdered and lynched day after day pushed me to a heavy place in my heart," she wrote.

Beyoncé shot an Instagram video urging fans to sign a petition seeking "justice for George Floyd".

"We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight…We're broken and we're disgusted. We cannot normalise this pain".

Dr Dre also called for action, saying his "heart is still aching".

"It felt like that cop had his knee on all of our necks, meaning black men," he said.

"It's extremely painful because it keeps going on. It continues to go on and it's like, 'What can we do? Or what do we need to do to make this thing stop?'"

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