Radio stations and TV channels across the globe have changed their programmes to mark "Blackout Tuesday", reflecting on George Floyd's death while in police custody.
BBC Radio 1Xtra is hosting a series of discussions and debates in support of the black community, with song choices that reflect black pride and identity.
Many record labels and music stars have stopped work to observe the initiative.
MTV went silent for eight minutes and 46 seconds - the length of time a white police officer knelt on Mr. Floyd's neck.
The gesture was replicated on other channels including VH1, BET and Comedy Central, while 4 Music will pause its output once an hour throughout the day.