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Music Business Set For ‘Black Out Tuesday’


Many of the global music industry’s leading companies are taking part in ‘Black Out Tuesday’ this week on June 2. The move is being made as a statement of solidarity in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

The likes of Atlantic Records, Capitol Music Group, Columbia Records, Def Jam, Elektra Music Group, HitCo, Interscope Geffen A&M, Island Records, Pulse Music Group, Reservoir, Republic Records, Sony/ATV, Sony Music, Virgin EMI and Warner Records have all pledged to cease business activity on the day.

An image began spreading on social media on Friday (May 29), containing text calling for a music industry “Black Out” on Tuesday, while promoting the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused.

Tuesday will be used as “a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with our community” via “an urgent step of action to provoke accountability and change.”

We are Data Transmission will be joining tomorrow.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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