Since we launched in 2007, SoundCloud has been a platform where anyone’s voice can reach the world. But when you can’t breathe, your voice can’t be heard.

Today we are joining Black Out Tuesday, a moment of solidarity that unites the music industry against racism, injustice and inequality experienced by the Black community. As its creators say, “It is a day to take a beat for an honest, reflective and productive conversation about what actions we need to collectively take to support the Black community.” We’re pausing as a company and dedicating all our promotional space to encouraging that conversation. And we’re pausing as individuals, to take care of each other, and to plan for action.

If you want to take action now, we encourage you to donate to the NAACP. For over a hundred years, they’ve worked to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

We believe in the power of our platform to support and elevate our Black community - employees, creators, listeners and partners. We are in this, not for today, but for history.

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