More and more celebrities and companies in the music industry join the initiative against racism
Atlantic Records senior directors Brianna Agyemang and Jamila Thomas, both "black" men, have decided that the record company they represent will join the actions of the music industry to protest against a system that allows injustices and crimes based on racial hatred.
They expressed their critical positions through Instagram, and explained that much of the success of the industry is due to "black art."
"The music industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. An industry that has primarily benefited from black art," were their words.
Although the actions are scheduled for one day, both Agyemang and Thomas assure that they will not abandon the fight for equal rights and will turn it into "a long-term fight".
#TheShowMustBePaused is the hashtag of the protest in reference to the popular headline phrase “The show must go on” of the music industry.
They have already confirmed their participation in this Silent Backout Tuesday: Warner Music Group, Sony / ATV, Ebro Darden of Apple Music, BMG, Karlie Hustle, the former director of music programming for Hot 97,the British record label Dirty Hit and the independent distributor EMPIRE .