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TikTok Participates in Blackout Tuesday

TikTok Participates in Blackout Tuesday

Today, TikTok is participating in Blackout Tuesday to show solidarity with the Black community of artists, creators, and the music industry as a whole. This is in response to the ongoing injustice, inequality, racism, and violence that the Black community has been fighting against for a long time. We want to emphasize that this is not a day off, but a day of action.

To demonstrate our support, there will be no playlists or campaigns on TikTok's Sounds page today as a sign of respect for the movement. We recognize the significant impact that Black music, artists, and creators have on TikTok. We are proud to be a platform and community where Black music thrives, talent is discovered, and creativity flourishes.

Yesterday, we announced that TikTok is donating 3millionfromourCommunityReliefFundtononprofitorganizationsthatassisttheBlackcommunity,whichhasbeendisproportionatelyaffectedbytheCOVID19pandemic.Additionally,wearecommittinganadditional3 million from our Community Relief Fund to non-profit organizations that assist the Black community, which has been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, we are committing an additional 1 million to fight racial injustice and inequality in our country. This is just the beginning, and we will continue to develop our efforts to support underrepresented groups as a whole.

Tomorrow, we will kick off Black Music Month with special programming to celebrate and highlight the contributions of Black artists to popular and trending music on our platform. Throughout the entire month of June, we will amplify #BlackMusic on TikTok. We invite you to join us in celebrating and uplifting Black artists and creators who bring new music, shape culture, and contribute to our community.