Reverb Stands With the Black Community

Black musicians paved the way for popular music throughout history and continue to lead the way.

We stand in solidarity with Black artists and the Black community and express our anguish, anger, and deep frustration with the reality of racial injustice and police brutality that exists today.

We will listen and learn. We will continue to boost Black voices. We will work to be part of the solution.

To continue to help amplify the voices working for positive change, we’re donating $50,000 to the Emergency Fund for Racial Justice—an independent fund created by Color of Change to disburse corporate donations to local, grassroots racial justice organizations—and $25,000 each to the Chicago Freedom School and My Block My Hood My City. In addition, we're matching donations from employees to these and other organizations committed to racial justice and the end of police brutality.

At the same time, Reverb's parent company, Etsy, is committing a further $1 million to the Equal Justice Initiative and Borealis Philanthropy's Black-Led Movement Fund, which supports organizations across the country.

The Chicago Freedom School was founded to train the next generation of activists and changemakers in Chicago as they tackle social justice issues, organize mutual aid initiatives, and learn to become leaders. As the group has said about its own work in the past, it's a place where Chicago's youth can have "a political home to develop their consciousness and voice."

Chicago's My Block My Hood My City champions social justice and empowers young people in Chicago's neighborhoods to explore the wider world, while remembering to look out for their community.

Color of Change is one of the nation's leading national organizations fighting for racial justice, committed to holding prosecutors accountable, ending money bail, and other campaigns toward criminal and economic justice.

As musicians and music makers, we know how important it is to play our part. We hope you'll take the time to listen, learn, and work together toward positive change.

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