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NEW YORK (AP) — The music industry is planning to turn off the music and hold a day to reflect and implement change in response to the death of George Floyd and the killings of other black people.

In Madison, Akira Toki Middle School went dark on its Facebook page.

Several top record labels organized a Black Out Tuesday as violent protests erupted around the world sparked by the Floyd’s death as well as the killings of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor.

Music-based companies including Live Nation and TikTok, as well as the Recording Academy, posted to social media that it planned to support and stand with the black community.

Some musicians were spotted alongside crowds of protesters over the weekend, including Ariana Grande, J. Cole, Jamie Foxx, Chance the Rapper and Halsey.

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