Amazon, YouTube Music join the Blackout Tuesday movement

Music streaming platforms including, Amazon Music and YouTube Music have pledged their support for “Blackout Tuesday” by adding special playlists and moments of silence to pay tribute to George Floyd.

Amazon Music tweeted, “In solidarity with the Black community – our colleagues, artists, songwriters, musicians, producers, and music listeners, Amazon Music will observe Black Out Tuesday to listen, learn, and find more ways we can act in the ongoing fight against racism.”

YouTube Music also used the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused to tweet, “We stand in solidarity against racism and violence.” 

What is Blackout Tuesday?

Today people around the world are showing solidarity with the ‘Black Lives Matter’ cause. 

The music industry is staging a “blackout” in response to the death of George Floyd. Businesses will pause on Blackout Tuesday and turn towards fighting racial injustice. 

This comes after global protests erupted following the death of African Americans, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. 

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