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Musicians plan to remove their music from Amazon to protest its ties with ICE

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A group of musicians and activists is calling for artists to pull their music from Amazon’s music streaming service until it ends its ties with the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), as spotted by Stereogum. The group, No Music For ICE, was formed under the nonprofit advocacy group Fight for the Future last month, initially asking artists to sign a pledge to boycott performing at Amazon-sponsored events.

Amazon is aggressively trying to compete in the music sales and streaming markets, with mixed results. Based on a few numbers for major “rock” acts an industry insider shared with us recently, Amazon Streaming accounted for only around 4% of first week streams.

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