Apple Devotes Apple Music to #BlackLivesMatter

Originally published at: https://tidbits.com/2020/06/02/apple-devotes-apple-music-to-blacklivesmatter/

In response to and in support of the protests surrounding the killing of George Floyd, Apple has dedicated the Apple Music user interface to a statement in solidarity with Black communities.

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For what it’s worth the weekly ‘personalized’ mixes (Favorites, Chill, Get Up, New Music, etc.) that are usually at the top of the ‘For You’ section are available as playlists in the Library section.

Interesting. I’m not seeing that.

I’m closing comments on this article. It’s coverage of Apple’s specific responses to the George Floyd protests, and the first few comments (now deleted) show that commentary was heading into the weeds right away.

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A few updates on this situation:

  • Apple has announced a $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative:

https://twitter.com/tim_cook/status/1271113929754685441?s=20

  • Apple’s head of Diversity and Inclusion has left the company.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-17/apple-s-diversity-chief-leaves-as-tech-firms-reckon-with-racism