#TheShowMustBePaused publish new list of demands and action steps
It’s been just over 90 days since the #TheShowMustBePaused black out, organised by Jamila Thomas of Atlantic Records and Brianna Agyemang of Platoon, forced the music industry to stop, reflect and take action against...
September 3, 2020
#TheShowMustBePaused creators to talk for SoundCloud livestream
The creators of the #TheShowMustBePaused campaign against racism and inequality in the music industry will be talking about their plans next week, in an episode of SoundCloud’s ‘Cloud Bar’ video show on...
July 3, 2020
Black Music Action Coalition calls for more industry change
Developments following the recent #TheShowMustBePaused day of action continue, with two new coalitions / campaigns emerging in the US in recent days: the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) and Black Artists for Freedom. The...
June 23, 2020
Black executives offer views on ‘urban’ as a genre term
An online panel featuring a number of Black executives from the US music industry has been discussing the catch-all genre term ‘urban’ and Republic Records’ recent decision to stop using it. MBW has a good...
June 19, 2020
#TheShowMustBePaused next steps: ‘Potentially a moment for real change’
Friday's Music Ally TV Show focused on the #TheShowMustBePaused campaign, and the next steps that the music industry needs to take as a result. Our panelists were Mulika Sannie, Keith Harris and Estée Blu. Sannie is VP...
June 16, 2020
#TheShowMustBePaused: next steps, Stormzy, YouTube and more
One of the key points about the #TheShowMustBePaused campaign last week was that it was not a single day of action, but rather the springboard for much, much more. Today, there’s a lot to report on in that regard, within...
June 12, 2020
UK groups call for anti-racist training and ‘urban’ removal
A group of Black executives working within the British music industry have published an open letter, through the Black Music Coalition and The Show Must Be Paused UK groups, with five “immediate calls to action”...
June 10, 2020
#TheShowMustBePaused latest: Sony Music, #ArtistsForBlackLives and more
Something that came through very clearly about last week’s #TheShowMustBePaused day when music companies of all kinds paused their regular work to respond to the protests about racism and police brutality was that it...
June 8, 2020
#TheShowMustBePaused creators reveal plans for phase two
The creators of the #TheShowMustBePaused movement, Brianna Agyemang and Jamila Thomas, have been talking about their plans for a second phase of action following the industry pause of 2 June. The pair issued a statement yesterday....
June 4, 2020
#TheShowMustBePaused as industry supports Black Out Tuesday
Like many people around the world, we’ve been watching the events of the past week in the US with shock and concern: the death of George Floyd on 25 May; the subsequent protests; clashes with police across the country;...
June 1, 2020