Little Richard, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Nicki Minaj, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Tracy Chapman, Jill Scott, Snoop Dogg, Beyoncé, James Brown, Janelle Monáe, Ray Charles, Travis Scott, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone.
Quincy Jones, Dr Dre, Pharrell, Missy Elliott, Timbaland, RZA, Frankie Knuckles, Nile Rodgers, Jazzy Jeff, J Dilla, Jimmy Douglass, Teddy Riley and Terry Lewis.
Recorded music is what it is today thanks to Black visionaries on both sides of the mixing desk. We owe them and the wider Black community a debt of gratitude.
That’s why MusicTech is uniting in solidarity to observe Black Out Tuesday on June 2nd, not only out of respect and recognition of the hardships the community has faced, but also to stand against injustice, violence and systemic discrimination in any form.
We’ll be using this time to reflect on how we can better support black and other underrepresented artists, producers and writers. Let us know how we can do better. Talk to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a DM.
We’ll be back tomorrow.