Many high profile figures in the music industry have spoken out about the tragic killing of George Floyd by a police officer, and much of the music business is set for a global shutdown for Black Out Tuesday tomorrow.
Some producers have also begun to release music via Bandcamp with proceeds going towards Black Lives Matter and anti-racism causes.
Morgan Hislop has announced he will be donating 100% of his profits from his upcoming EP, ‘Once You Pass The Light You’ll Reach The Spire’, to Black Lives Matter.
Lava Dome has released an ‘Extras & Unreleased’ pack of edits, with all profits going towards two organisations at the forefront of the movement in the US.
Nottingham MC Snowy dropped ’26 Personalities’ and a ‘Dominic Cummings’ instrumental in aid of Minnesota Freedom Fighters fund.
Gobstopper Recs’ Mr. Mitch announced that ‘starting from today my label will be exclusively releasing music by black people in electronic music. Apologies to any white act that was supposed to have forthcoming material but my label has been 90% white men and that’s on me.’
Nicolas Jaar’s Other People label has begun “directing all its profit from record sales and streams towards a list of organizations battling causes we believe in,” with a focus on fighting against systemic racism. You can find out more here.
Violet’s naive label, Radio Quantica, Dark Entries, Club Chai and Vanity Press have committed to special releases for Black Lives Matter causes.
Ahead of this Friday’s fee-waiving day on Bandcamp (June 5th), Plastician has asked black musicians on Twitter to post links to their music, which you can find here.
We’ll be updating this page with any more artists releasing music to raise funds in the same vein. You can find some more links to other relevant causes here.