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Deezer reinforces commitment to black artists and podcasters with global Black Culture channel

Lianne La Havas, Denai Moore, Wizkid, Koffee, SAULT, Alexis Ffrench – these are just a handful of black musicians that, surprisingly, are not as recognised as other well-known global artists, and Deezer want to change that with their new global “Black Culture” channel.

Deezer is celebrating the many talented black musicians that always have and continue to greatly contribute to our music, pop culture and history.

They’re taking action to support black artists and creators. Their first step was to get rid of the term “Urban” in June 2020. It’s an outdated word and something they’ve banned internally and stopped using externally. With their new “Black Culture” channel, they’re fully committed in promoting audio content from the most talented black creators around the world. The channel is live now on the homepage and will be a permanent fixture on your explore tab around the world.

Let’s start with the music. Their editors have curated a variety of playlists to celebrate both new and legendary tracks from black musicians who have influenced and shaped, and continue to evolve genres like pop, rock and electronic.

The channel will debut with brand new playlists of iconic black artists across a broad mix of genres ranging from “Black Icons of Dance” to “Black Icons of Classical.” 

Support all your favourite black artists and creators, and discover brand new tunes and shows, on Deezer’s “Black Culture” channel here.