No Music For ICE! Campaign Asks Artists To Pull Music Off Amazon For Holidays
No Music For ICE!, a campaign to pressure Amazon to end their contracts with ICE, is now calling on independent musicians to pull their music off the site and streaming music service for the holiday season.
“We’re calling on musicians & labels who oppose ICE’s human rights abuses to join us during the holiday season… Mass takedowns will begin on Black Friday and continue throughout Amazon’s all-important holiday shopping season,” the organization said in a statement.
“A mass, collective takedown is an escalation, another step in musicians acting in solidarity with the numerous groups across the country protesting to shut down ICE and end family separations, deportations, and other horrors.”
A mass, collective takedown is an escalation, another step in musicians acting in solidarity with the numerous groups across the country protesting to shut down ICE and end family separations, deportations, and other horrors.
They are demanding that Amazon:
- Terminate existing contracts with government agencies that commit human rights abuses.
- Stop providing cloud services to organizations (such as Palantir) that power deportations.
- End projects that encourage racial profiling and discrimination like Amazon Ring’s surveillance partnerships with police.
- Reject any future engagements with such bad actors.
You can’t use our music to hurt the most vulnerable among us. You are complicit in some of the greatest human rights violations of our time, and history will place you among the villains. We aren’t going to join you on that list.
We know that music can change things, and we will use music to end Amazon’s contract with ICE.
The campaign provides detailed instruction for artists and labels to have their music taken down here.