Sony Music Launches $100M USD Social Justice and Anti-Racist Fund

Donating to and supporting “organizations that foster equal rights.”

By
Music 
1,458 Hypes 1 Comments

Sony Music Group is following the lead of other major record labels with the launch of its $100 million USD fund aimed “to support social justice and anti-racist initiatives around the world.” The fund will be donating to “organizations that foster equal rights.”

“Racial injustice is a global issue that affects our artists, songwriters, our people and of course society at large,” Sony Music Group chairman Rob Stringer said in a statement. “We stand against discrimination everywhere and we will take action accordingly with our community fully involved in effectively using these funds.”

In a previous announcement, Sony Music shared that it will be matching employee donations to social justice organizations this June. The groups included are the ACLU, Black Lives Matters, NAACP, Minnesota Freedom Fund, The Innocence Project and Unicorn Riot. Internally, the label will be partnering with race and mental health experts to provide better mental health support for its staff, and these resources will immediately be made available for those requiring grief counseling. Furthermore, Sony Music will continue to work with other experts on inclusion and diversity.

The news arrives shortly after Universal Music Group announced its Task Force for Meaningful Change. UMG shared the task force’s detailed areas of focus in a memo.

In related news, Republic Records announced it will no longer be using the term “urban” for its artist roster.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Shabazz Palaces and Stas THEE Boss Reunite on "MEGA CHURCH"
Music

Shabazz Palaces and Stas THEE Boss Reunite on "MEGA CHURCH"

A new collab from the Seattle artists.

adidas Spezial Takes Inspiration From British Soul For SS20 Collection
Fashion

adidas Spezial Takes Inspiration From British Soul For SS20 Collection

A love letter to the expansive history of adidas Originals.

INDVLST LAB and Chinatown Market Come Together for a Screen Print Kit
Fashion

INDVLST LAB and Chinatown Market Come Together for a Screen Print Kit

Along with the Increase the Peace T-Shirt in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.


3.PARADIS Reflects on #BlackLivesMatter Deaths With "Rest in Paradis" T-Shirt
Fashion 

3.PARADIS Reflects on #BlackLivesMatter Deaths With "Rest in Paradis" T-Shirt

Raising money for Black Visions Collective and La Verité pour Adama.

Yelp Launches Tool to Search for Black-Owned Businesses
Tech 

Yelp Launches Tool to Search for Black-Owned Businesses

As well as donating to the Equal Justice Initiative and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

'THE STANLEY KUBRICK ARCHIVES' Added to TASCHEN's Bibliotecha Universalis
Arts

'THE STANLEY KUBRICK ARCHIVES' Added to TASCHEN's Bibliotecha Universalis

Chronicling the director’s expansive legacy.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.