Large record labels have said that they will mark "Black Out Tuesday" by suspending business and working with communities to fight racial inequality on Tuesday.

Sony Music said that it would not release any new music this week.The move comes after protests erupted in the United States following the death of an African American man, George Floyd, in police custody.

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"The music business at WMG will not go on as usual," Warner Records wrote on its account, referring to Warner Music Group. It said it would contribute to Black Lives Matter and other groups fighting "racial injustice".

Sony Music made a similar announcement, it said it would release no new music this week.

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Columbia Records also released a statement on Twitter expressing their solidarity:

Many well known artists have spoken out in the last number of days against the death and demonstrations have taken place across the United States in response, some of which have turned violent.

Lionel Richie commented: 

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Rihanna said:

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Ice Cube added:

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Beyonce said:

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