In an effort to support protest against racism, which spreads the 'Black Out Tuesday' movement with music services such as Apple Music


deaths of a black man in Minnesota on May 25, 2020, due to police detention have resulted in violent demonstrations and riots throughout the United States. Meanwhile, Spotify and Apple Music participated in a strike movement called ' Black Out Tuesday ' that was called around in the music industry, and efforts to support the black community by dyeing the service UI with solid black are done. It was.

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The death of a black man, George Floyd, on May 25, 2020, in police assaults created a huge ripple in American society. Inspired by this matter, social media centered on Instagram is carrying out a movement called ' #BlackLivesMatter (#BLM) ' to post a solid black image and call for empathy with the black community.

The movement is based on the slogan called for in February 2012 when a black boy,

Traybon Martin, who was then 17 years old, was shot dead by a white police officer .

However, some people are worried that the movement to fill up SNS with black images will 'buy necessary information and important messages.' On Twitter, “The first thing I felt was that it was dangerous. If you click the BLM tag even once, it overflows with black images instead of useful content for information,” or… …

'This is counterproductive. Before you do it, make sure you understand what it means. Let's make the black voice louder, rather than fooling exercise,' a tweet is posted.

Meanwhile, 'Black Out Tuesday' began with a call from Brianna Agyemang, an executive of the music startup ' Platoon '. This is a large-scale strike campaign that was held on June 2, 2020 (Tuesday) with the aim of 'away from work and participating in anti-racism efforts.' In addition, music distributors who agreed with this support for the 'Black Out Tuesday' movement with the slogan ' #TheShowMustBePaused '.

Music streaming service Spotify announced on June 2, 'Today is Black Out Tuesday. It's meant to help people cut themselves out and unite to support the black community.' , Delivered a silent track of 8 minutes and 46 seconds as a podcast for this day. The '8 minutes and 46 seconds' is the same length of time that Floyd fixed his neck with his knees when Floyd died after being arrested by a police officer and complaining that he could not breathe.

In addition, Apple Music will stop the distribution of normal music content on the 'find', 'For You' and 'Radio' services after making the content black, and the playlist 'For Us, By Us' featuring black artists Was delivered.


In addition, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, etc. have been providing support for '#TheShowMustBePaused' one after another.

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