Activist campaigns against sales of ‘murder music’
|Online music stores that sell so-called ‘murder music’ receive complaints from Danish gay rights activist.
Founder of the radio station Pride Radio Denmark, Martin Adelskov, has complained to Freewebs.com and Indietitan.com after coming across the hate-filled content by unsigned artist Jomo Minott on their webservers, reported PinkNews.co.uk on 21 May 2008.
“It’s insane that online music stores and free internet hosting services wont block users whose sole purpose, with their musical career, is spreading hatred though music,” Martin Adelskov told Pink News.
The ‘Stop Murder Music’ campaign, headed by activist Peter Tatchell who is member of the British gay human rights group OutRage! has now added Jomo Minott to its list of ‘hate artists’.
“The Stop Murder Music campaign urges organisations worldwide to intensify the campaign to cancel these singers’ concerts and their record, sponsorship and advertising deals,” said Peter Tatchell.
Reggae Compassion Act
The Act reads:
We agree to not make statements or perform songs that incite hatred or violence against anyone from any community.”
The agreement followed the three-year-long ‘Stop Murder Music’ campaign, which resulted in the cancellation of hundreds of the singers’ concerts and sponsorship deals, causing them income losses estimated in excess of five million dollars.
Not signed by all
“These singers have incited the murder of lesbians and gays. They should not be rewarded with concerts or sponsorship deals.”
New on the list: Jomo Minott
Pink News – 21 May 2008:
‘Danes protest against gay hate music on Freewebs.com’
PrideRadio.dk – 20 May 2008:
‘Til kamp mod Murder Music p
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