Major music streaming services including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and YouTube Music pledged to support Blackout Tuesday with special playlists and moments of silence and social media outages.
According to the American website, The Verge, the campaign aims to protest against police violence and racism, as well as to honor George Floyd, who died at the hands of the police, to spark global outrage and demonstrations in the cities of the United States and around the world.
The “BlackOutTuesday #” hashtag, which has been used by a number of international celebrities in the fields of art, sports, journalism and even politics, has spread in honor of Floyd and other victims of racism.
According to the report, Spotify will add a moment of silence of 8 minutes and 46 seconds to identify the playlists and podcasts on the platform, and the length of the moment of silence is equal to the amount of time that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin installed Floyd from his neck and knee, which led to the death of Floyd.
Apple Music’s regular Beats 1 Radio program has also been canceled according to 9to5Mac reports, instead it promotes a broadcast station celebrating the music produced by black artists, and the regular “Recommendations” and “Radio Tabs” tab displays one playlist called “For Us,” By Us “.
Amazon Music also tweeted to support the movement, adding that it will pause all social media for the day, while YouTube Music has released a support Tweet from its official account, and YouTube previously pledged to donate $ 1 million to the police station.