Apple Music has canceled its Beats 1 radio schedule as it joins the music industry’s Blackout Tuesday. The Music app is pointing listeners to a radio stream playing the best in black music.
Blackout Tuesday is a campaign by the music industry designed to support Black Lives Matter after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police in the course of his arrest.
When launching Apple Music today, Mac and iOS users are seeing the message shown below, replacing the usual For You, Browse, and Radio sections, which includes a “Listen Together” button that links to the black music celebration station.
In steadfast support of the Black voices that define music, creativity, and culture, we use ours. This moment calls upon us all to speak and act against racism and injustice of all kinds. We stand in solidarity with Black communities everywhere. #TheShowMustBePaused
However, the rest of the Apple Music service is operating as usual. Listeners can still access their music library and search the Apple Music catalog.