Apple Music interrupts Beats 1 radio programming in support of #BlackLivesMatter protests

Apple Music interrupts Beats 1 radio programming in support of #BlackLivesMatter protests

Yesterday, we reported that numerous Apple stores were closed in the United States and released a letter that CEO Tim Cook sent to all company employees about the #BlackLivesMatter protests.

Today, in support of the #TheShowMustBePaused movement, Apple Music has stopped all normal radio programming Beats 1.

On Tuesday, June 2, Apple Music will watch the Black Out Tuesday. We will use this day to reflect and plan actions to support black artists, black creators and black communities. #TheShowMustBePaused #BlackLivesMatter

All day today, the stream of the radio will be dedicated to the reproduction of songs of black artists / bands.

The competitor Spotify is also participating in the movement, including in certain playlists and podcasts a silent track that lasts exactly 8 minutes and 46 seconds, referring to a «solemn recognition for the time that George Floyd was suffocated».

The rest of the features and catalogs of both Apple Music and Spotify are still normally available to subscribers.

via iMore