Music companies like Warner Music Group, Sony and Spotify are observing the Juneteenth Holiday.
After rallying around the movement for racial justice in the wake of protests all over the world following the murders of George Floyd, Ahmad Arbery and Breonna Taylor, music companies are continuing their commitment by acknowledging June 19th as a holiday.
According to Billboard Warner Music Group is using Juneteenth as a day for their staff to learn, reflect, and connect as they continue to battle systemic racism.
Sony Music informed its employees on Sunday the company would be observing the holiday “with a day away from meetings and calls to acknowledge the importance of this historic day,” according to a staff memo obtained by publication.
Other companies recognizing the holiday include BMG, ASCAP and Spotify. Additionally, in celebration of Juneteenth and Black Music Month, one of Spotify’s flagship playlists, ‘New Music Friday’ will exclusively feature black artists on Friday, June 19th.”