Although we are a music website, equality and justice are embedded into the fabric of our core values. We believe that music is the language that connects us all, and allows us to connect to others’ lived experiences. We are committed to sharing Black stories and celebrating Black art, and always will be. The music industry would be nothing without the contributions of Black artists—and that sentiment applies to so many more creative industries as well.
Combating racism and anti-blackness in our industry and community is a lifelong battle, not a one-day social media movement.
We are donating to bail funds in cities where funds are needed, and where our team is located. Several of our team members are on the front lines in these cities, protesting and protecting Black bodies. We are dedicated to using our channels to share useful information on ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement. We will be sharing and creating resources about anti-blackness in the music industry, as well as ways to be a better ally as a non-black person. We will also work at continued diversity in our content and on our team. Saint Audio will provide opportunities for Black writers and musicians to join us and make their voices heard.
More importantly, we at Saint Audio are committed to the cause beyond this period of unrest. As protesters battle for Black liberation and fight against fascism, we must not forget that these are not new issues, and that the fight doesn’t end this week. Learning does not end when the protests stop. Allyship requires active participation, not passive social media posts. Racism grows roots in silence, which is why it’s important to speak, sing, and shout louder than ever before.
“Where will he go next? This phantom from another time, this resurrected ghost of a previous nightmare. Chicago? Los Angeles? Miami, Florida? Vincennes, Indiana? Syracuse, New York? Anyplace, everyplace, where there’s hate, where there’s prejudice, where there’s bigotry. He’s alive. He’s alive so long as these evils exist. Remember that when he comes to your town. Remember it when you hear his voice speaking out through others. Remember it when you hear a name called, a minority attacked, any blind, unreasoning assault on a people or any human being. He’s alive because, through these things, we keep him alive.” – “He’s Alive”, The Twilight Zone (1963)
Black lives matter. Justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, and every single Black person senselessly murdered by police.
This list is ongoing and will be continually updated with relevant sources.
Places to Donate:
The End of Policing by Alex S. Verso (Free eBook)