The Weeknd Urges Labels and Streaming Services to Donate to Black Lives Matter Organizations

"No one profits off of black music more"
The Weeknd Urges Labels and Streaming Services to Donate to Black Lives Matter Organizations
Yesterday, the whole music industry took a pause for Blackout Tuesday with the intent of focusing on the Black Lives Matter protests happening around the world. Now, the Weeknd has shared a statement asking that those at the top of the music industry do more than just stop posting.

The R&B artist who recently released his After Hours LP made a total of $500,000 USD in donations to Black Lives Matter Global Network, Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp and National Bail Out. The Weeknd even posted the receipts on Instagram.

In a separate post, he challenged Universal Music Group, Sony Music, Warner Music, Apple Music and Spotify to act similarly. 

"To my fellow respected industry partners and execs — no one profits off of black music more than the labels and streaming services," he said. "I gave yesterday and I urge you to go big and public with yours this week. It would mean the world to me and the community if you can join us on this."

See the Weeknd's posts below.