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6/1/20

Our site will be going dark on Tuesday (6/2) as part of #TheShowMustBePaused. Like many others, we'll be taking the time to reflect, pitch in and consider how we might be part of positive change going forward. We'll see you on Wednesday.

Platt
6/1/20

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Chairman/CEO Jon Platt has penned an op-ed on the conflicting realities of the universal appreciation of black music during Black Music Month and the devaluation of black life.


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BEYBLM
6/1/20

Artists and athletes are taking to social media to effect change in the wake of riots following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Beyoncé is leading a petition drive, Jay-Z has reached out to the governor of Minnesota and Lady Gaga is calling for calmer dialogue.


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6/1/20

In two emails obtained by HITS, Sony Music chief Rob Stringer has enlisted his company in determining how best to respond to the present crisis of injustice...


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Lucian
6/1/20

UMG topper Sir Lucian Grainge released a companywide call to action in the face of racist violence, systemic injustice and upheaval, tapping Jeff Harleston to head a task force and outlining several concrete steps...


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IGA
6/1/20

From legendary labels to CEOs and artists, many in the music biz are speaking out...


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WMGentrance
6/1/20

WMG's Steve Cooper and Masha Osherova sent out a companywide letter regarding the the killing of George Floyd and other racist violence, and the national outpouring of grief and anger in its wake...


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pause
6/1/20

Tuesday’s The Show Must Be Paused has been organized to get the music industry to “take a beat for an honest, reflective and productive conversation about what actions we need to collectively take to support the Black community.”


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CAA2
6/1/20

CAA has announced several efforts underscoring the agency's commitment to diversity and inclusion: CAA Sports executive Lisa Metelus has been appointed to the CAA Board; all employees will observe "Blackout Tuesday"; and plans for the 4th annual CAA Amplify conference...


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6/1/20

Black Music Month begins amid terrible upheaval and grief nationwide. We honor the power of music to be a force for positive change with this story of James Brown's words in the wake of MLK's 1968 assassination.


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STRINGER ON "THE ISSUES AND ACTIONS NEEDED"
Sony Music is all in. (6/1a)
"REAL AND CONSTRUCTIVE CHANGE": SIR LUCIAN SPEAKS OUT
UMG is all in. (6/1a)
RAPINO: SUPPORTING BLACK CULTURE, ANTI-RACISM
Live Nation is all in. (5/30a)
WMG ON COPING WITH THE MOMENT
Warner Music is all in. (6/1a)
ARTISTS MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD (UPDATE)
The stars are coming out. (6/1a)
TUESDAY
THE SHOW MUST BE PAUSED
TIME TO REFLECT
TIME TO ACT
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