Spotify Stands With Black Community Against Racism And Injustice
Spotify has stood in solidarity with the Blackout Tuesday movement—the music industry's response to the wrongful death of a black man named George Floyd under the hands of police. The music streaming platform announced that it will celebrate every June 2nd as "a day of collective disconnect from work meant to help people reflect and come together in support of the Black community."
The company has also amplified its Black History Is Now music hub which features the expansive culture of black people through music, playlists and podcasts. Moreover, the headline image of over a dozen of its flagship playlists and podcasts has been turned into a black logo, and "will include an 8-minute, 46-second track of silence as a solemn acknowledgement for the length of time that George Floyd was suffocated."
"Now is not a time for silence, and Spotify stands with the Black community. As our support continues to evolve, we hope that these initial steps and actions will help push these conversations forward, promote deeper allyship, and usher in positive and lasting changes," the announcement reads.
Check out Halsey's post below for some information on how to help bring justice to George Floyd and amplify the voices and initiatives of the Black community.