Spotify has decided to add an eight-minute and forty-six seconds 'moment of silence' to their playlist podcast to honor the memory of George Floyd. The time frame has been chosen because this is how long it took the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to choke Floyd with his knee.
Source: The Verge
The music industry has started a Black Out Tuesday movement today to show their support for the black communities and also, to protest against the police that are harming the protesters. Atlanta Records marketing chief, Jamila Thomas, and former Atlantic employee Brianna Agyemang began the hashtag #TheShowMustBePaused and soon, many celebrities began to post blackout pictures with the hashtag #BlackOutTuesday and #BlackLivesMatter.
"June 2nd is Black Out Tuesday, a day of collective disconnect from work meant to help people reflect and come together in support of the Black community. On this day — and every day — Spotify will support our employees, friends, partners, artists, and creators in the fight against racism, injustice, and inequity,” the company wrote in a blog post. “We are using the power of our platform to stand with Black creators, amplify their voices, and accelerate meaningful conversation and long-needed change. As a result, you’ll notice some changes on Spotify starting at 12:01 AM on Tuesday.”