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What is Blackout Tuesday? Apple, Spotify join music industry’s response to George Floyd’s death

2 Jun 2020

The day honors the overwhelming contributions black artists have made to the music industry and pushes those in the industry to highlight the importance of black lives.

Listeners of various streaming services today may notice some changes when they open up their apps. Apple Music, for example, has decided to pause parts of its service including replacing the usual For You, Browse, and Radio sections with a “Listen Together” link that takes users to a streaming station filled with the best of black music. Spotify, on the other hand, will add eight minutes and 46 seconds of silence to certain playlists and podcasts.

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