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US music industry plans "blackout" Tuesday over George Floyd's death

The American music industry is to observe a day-long "blackout" on Tuesday, in response to George Floyd's death last week.
 
Major record labels, including Interscope, Warner, Sony and Universal, have shared a message on social media promising a day to disconnect from work and reconnect with the community.
 
Employees have been given Tuesday off as a day of action, intended to provoke accountability and change.
 
Interscope vowed not to release new music this week, while Apple Music's Ebro Darden cancelled his radio shows.
 
Many of music's biggest stars, including Rihanna, Beyonce, Cardi B, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift have spoken out about the police killing of Mr. Floyd.
 
As protests spread across the US, several artistes joined those who have been gathering to call for an end to systemic racism and police brutality. 
 
Nick Cannon , Ariana Grande, J. Cole and Halsey all took to the streets in solidarity with the protesters.
 
Actor Kendrick Sampson said he was shot seven times with rubber bullets and beaten with a baton by police in Los Angeles on Saturday during protests 
 
Additionally, model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen is donating $200,000 to bail out protesters.
 


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