Weekly survey: What more can the recorded music industry do beyond Black Out Tuesday?

To demonstrate solidarity with those protesting the brutal death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police last week, June 2 has been declared Black Out Tuesday. All the major labels are involved as are a ton of indie labels.

It’s rare for the recorded music industry to display such a unified stand against a social issue. This is good–a good start, anyway.

But what else can the recorded music industry do? This is a very difficult question about a complex and deep-seated crisis. We need as much input as possible, so let’s source the crowd.

What else can be done? Leave your ideas below. And watch for the hashtage #theshowmustbepaused.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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