The music industry is calling for a “Black Out Tuesday” in response to the death of George Floyd. The blackout is set for Tuesday, June 2. The industry has officially called for “a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community” and “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 time of loss. There have already been hundreds of messages about Blackout Tuesday posted on IG and Twitter and Facebook from all aspects of the industry, which is being circulated under the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused.
I am proud to join this initiative, and I invite you, if you haven’t already, to do the same.