CBC News : Music industry hits pause to reflect amid racial inequality, police brutality protests

Beyoncé, Rihanna speak out; Ariana Grande joins demonstration

Leading record labels will mark “Black Out Tuesday” this week, suspending business and working with communities to fight racial inequality after protests erupted in the United States and beyond following the death of a black man, George Floyd, in police custody.

Several top artists have also spoken out in response to the death and subsequent demonstrations, some of which have turned violent.

“We stand with the black community,” Universal Music, part of Vivendi, said on its Twitter account, which featured the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused.

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