More than 1,000 artists have taken the #NoMusicForICE pledge to boycott performing at Amazon sponsored events or entering into exclusive partnerships with Amazon until they cancel their contracts with ICE.
In PHASE 2 of this campaign, a new wave of artists beyond those who signed the letter are issuing takedown notices to remove their music from Amazon's digital/streaming platform starting on Black Friday. Read the update here or tweet us to let us know you'll be participating.
MUSICIANS: Read our update & remove your music from Amazon digital/streaming this holiday season
Are you a music fan? Tell your favorite acts to sign on!TWEET ARTISTS
It has recently come to light that Amazon Web Services, an Amazon subsidiary with known ties to ICE and law enforcement, is hosting a festival (https://intersect.aws) marketed as an experience “where music, technology, and art converge.” We the undersigned artists are outraged that Amazon continues to provide the technical backbone supporting ICE's human rights abuses. We pledge to not participate in Amazon-sponsored events, or engage in exclusive **partnerships with Amazon in the future, until Amazon publicly commits to:
* Terminate existing contracts with military, law enforcement, and government agencies (ICE, CBP, ORR) that commit human rights abuses
* Stop providing Cloud services & tools to organizations (such as Palantir) that power the US government's deportation machine
* End projects that encourage racial profiling and discrimination, such as Amazon's facial recognition product
* Reject future engagements w/ aforementioned bad actors.
We will not allow Amazon to exploit our creativity to promote its brand while it enables attacks on immigrants, communities of color, workers, and local economies. We call on all artists who believe in basic rights and human dignity to join us.
Over 1,000 artists have signed
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