You may or may not have seen the messages circulating on social media platforms Friday May 29, 2020 calling for “A Day to Disconnect from Work and Reconnect with our Community” and “An Urgent Step of Action to Provoke Accountability and Change.” #TheShowMustBePaused is sparking a movement to Take a United Stand with the Music Industry to Show Solidarity with the Black Community on Social Media Tuesday June 2, 2020.

Rage Against Racism, Rising Fury, & Heightened Emotions over the death of George Floyd, who was suffocated by a police officer kneeling on his neck during an arrest in Minneapolis has prompted the music industry unify and take a stand on social media.

After violence broke out in Minneapolis and other cities across the U.S., dozens of companies were seen taking responsibility as “gatekeepers of the culture” sharing positive & encouraging messages under the hashtag #THESHOWMUSTBEPAUSED

Columbia Records was the first to publicly denounce injustices towards underserved populations when chairman Ron Perry posted late on Thursday May 28th “We stand together with the Black community against all forms of racism, bigotry, and violence. Now, more than ever we must use our voices to speak up and challenge the injustices all around us.” Many other companies followed suit, including UMPG, Interscope Records, Motown, Caroline, Kobalt, Electric Feel Management, LVRN, Pulse Music Publishing and more. Don’t forget to join movement and Take a United Stand with the Music Industry Showing Solidarity with the Black Community on Black Out Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

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