Music Industry Promotes #BlackOutTuesday To Provoke Change

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The music industry has gone all Black in support of #BlackOutTuesday -- a campaign started to draw attention to the current protests against the death of George Floyd, social injustice and police brutality.

The movement was sparked by music executives Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang, who posted a statement explaining the mission of the Black Out.

Spotify will support by adding a silent track to some playlists and podcasts on Blackout Tuesday. "Select participating playlists and podcasts will include an 8-minute, 46-second track of silence as a solemn acknowledgement for the length of time that George Floyd was suffocated," their statement reads.

Music legend Quincy Jones also weighed in on the Black Out.

"It's hard to know what to say because I've been dealing with racism my entire life. That said, it's rearing its ugly head right now & by God it's time to deal with it once & for all. My team & I stand for justice. Convos will be had & action will be taken. #THESHOWMUSTBEPAUSED" he wrote.