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Music Companies Promise A Tuesday ‘Blackout’ For Black Lives

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Posted by on Jun 1, 2020

Today KUTX joins the music industry for #BlackoutTuesday, a day of solidarity, reflection, and action against systemic racism.

Two black female executives in the recording industry, Brianna Agyemang (Atlantic Records) and Jamila Thomas (Platoon), launched the Blackout Tuesday campaign as a challenge to an industry that “has profited predominantly from Black art.”

“Tuesday, June 2nd is meant to intentionally disrupt the work week,” they wrote in a statement. “The music industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. An industry that has profited predominantly from Black art. Our mission is to hold the industry at large, including major corporations + their partners who benefit from the efforts, struggles and successes of Black people accountable.”

You can follow #blackouttuesday #theshowmustbepaused on social media, and find resources to educate, inform, and enact change in the links below.

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