No Music for ICE! Open letter from musicians to Amazon

Posted October 24, 2019, 12:15 AM

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UPDATE: More than 1,000 artists have signed this letter. If you’re an artist, add your name here. 

It has recently come to light that Amazon Web Services, an Amazon subsidiary with known ties to ICE and law enforcement, is hosting a festival marketed as an experience “where music, technology, and art converge.” We the undersigned artists are outraged that Amazon continues to provide the technical backbone for ICE’s human rights abuses (read more). We pledge to not participate in Amazon-sponsored events, or engage in exclusive partnerships with Amazon in the future, until Amazon publicly commits to:

* Terminate existing contracts with military, law enforcement, and government agencies (ICE, CBP, ORR) that commit human rights abuses

* Stop providing Cloud services & tools to organizations (such as Palantir) that power the US government’s deportation machine

* End projects that encourage racial profiling and discrimination, such as Amazon’s facial recognition product

* Reject future engagements w/ aforementioned bad actors.

We will not allow Amazon to exploit our creativity to promote its brand while it enables attacks on immigrants, communities of color, workers, and local economies. We call on all artists who believe in basic rights and human dignity to join us.

Follow @NoMusicForIce on Twitter for updates and information related to this letter. *Note that partnerships refers to Amazon Exclusives, Amazon Originals, Research & Development collaborations, and all other exclusive content partnerships To add your name to the letter, fill out this form.

The undersigned 1,000+ artists:

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Nate Naker
(T-T)b
@KrugSpencer (of Wolf Parade, Swan Lake, more)
@lopoke89
&l0e;
2006ix / prom d8
25th Hour
2nd Grade
5-Track
77 El Deora (Maurice Tani)
A Million Dollars
A.O. Gerber
abackgroundcharacter
Abby Weems / Potty Mouth
absinthe father
Absolute Value
Acne Superstar
Adam Flowers
addy
Adelaide Sandvold
Adele Etheridge Woodson
Adia Victoria
Adirondack Whaling Company
Adorio
Adrian Jade Matias Bell (Nightjars)
Adult Jazz
Adzes
AEONS AND MONUMENTS
AGNAR
Al Riggs
Alanis Alvarez
Alejandro Escovedo
Alenni
Alex Anwandter
Alex Chips
Alex Edgeworth, Bed Bits
Alex Gehring (of Ringo Deathstarr)
Alex Mendoza
Alex Menne
Alicia Velasquez/Alice Bag
Alien birth
Allen deStein
Allison Crutchfield
Allison Wolfe
Ally Einbinder / Potty Mouth
Altemark
alyssa kai (loone, ramshackle glory, cutting room floor)
Alyssa Milman, Puppy Angst/Blushed
Amar Lal
Amber Capwell
AMEA
amiright?
Amy Cadence
Amy O
Anaïs
Ancient Filth
Anders Nils
Andrew Broder
Andrew Lopez
Andrew Weathers
Andy Chervenak
Andy Molholt
Angel Aura
Angela Seo & Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu
Angelina Pulido
Anna Altman
Anna Berlin
Anna Burch
another cultural landslide
Another Michael
aol.ghost
Apollo Vermouth
arrange
Arrington de Dionyso
Arson As Art
artemis
Ashley Ninelives
Astra Taylor, Neutral Milk Hotel
Astral Swans
Aswin Sivaraman
Atmosphere
Audrey Zee Whitesides
Augusta Koch (Gladie, Cayetana)
AURA//BLACK
Ava Luna
Awnomy
B Taylor
B. DOLAN
Baby Arms
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Bacchae
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Baywitch
bbj4Xx
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Bobby Brown (Rentboy)
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Boneth Ahaneku
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Bri Adams (Many Rooms)
Brian Browder
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Colin Robinson
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HEELE
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Honeyclub
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Hurray for the Riff Raff
Hurry Up
HXXS
Ilana Bryne
Immortal Technique
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ings
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insignificant other
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Irlanda Cortes
Isa Suarez
Isabel Reidy
Isador
Islet
itoldyouiwouldeatyou
Ivan Oliva
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Ivy Hollivana
J. Mamana
J.Smith
Jack Stuart
Jack Washburn
Jackie Mendoza
Jacob Augustine
Jacob Crofoot
Jacquie Cotillard
Jake Laundry
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Jamie Samaras
Jaryk / WE BUY HOUSES
Javier Peña
Jay Som
Jazper Hodgkinz
Jeff Rosenstock
Jem Shanahan/Empath
Jenn Vix
Jennie Jones
Jerrell Jackson
Jes Skolnik, Daddy’s Boy/National Tattler
Jesse Hall
JesusKidz
JF Robitaille
Jimmy Lo Fi
JJ Demon
jo passed
Jocemite
jodi
Joe Piotrowski
Joe Sexton
Johanna Warren
John Cromley
John Rossiter
John Sutton
Johnny & The Man Kids
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Jolie Holland
Jon Drake Music
Jon Herroon
Jon Lipscomb
Jon Samuels, Yowler & Friendship
Jonathan “Bällz” Ramer of The Chode’s, Rotted Remains,Devil Fish,Toxic Abuse
Jonathan Reynaldo Bailey
Jonathan Russ
jor
jordan c weinstock!, american poetry club / it takes time records
Jordan Lee (Mutual Benefit)
Jordan Price
JorDat
Jordyn Blakely
Joseph Martin, Compass Lure/Proper Nouns/Fireside Chat
Josephine Shetty, Kohinoorgasm
Josh Hou
Josh Weinberg
Josie Wails (JJ Demon and Greaze)
Josue
Juan Tho
Judy Chong
Judy Nylon
Julia Shapiro
Julian Fader
Juliet Quick
Juniper Ginger
Justin Pardy
Justin Purtill
K / Damage Control
K. Campbell
Kady Rain
Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm
Kaitlin (Most Girls)
Kal Marks
Kalokairi // Proud Panda Productions
kamikaze nurse
Karen Meat
Karl J. Palouček
Kate M. (Hellrazor, The Glow, Potty Mouth)
Katie Alice Greer, Priests / Sister Polygon Records
Katie Von Schleicher
Kawari Sound Recording
Kell
Kelly Hughes
Kelly Moran
Kelman Duran
Kent Osborne
Kiana Saroce
Kieran Harrison
Kindness
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Kisses
Kitty
Kliph Scurlock
knifepunch records
Knot
Krissy Lassiter, Krissanthemum
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Kylie V
La Dispute
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Lady Queen Paradise
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Lala Lala
Lamniformes
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Larz Brogan
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Laurie Price
Lavender Milk
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Lazygirl
Lee Bains III
Lee Street Looters
LEGS
Lemon Tree Records
lempamo
Leo Heikkila, Butterfly
Leor Miller
Lightning Bug
Lil Good
Lil Summoner
Lilah Larson
Lilith
Lily Chambers
Lily Mastrodimos / Long Neck
Lily Wen
lina tullgren
Lisa Boucher
Lisa Prank
Lisa/Liza
Liz Gilbert/Audiosapien Records
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Lizzi Bougatsos
Locate S,1
Logan lovell
Lola Johnson
Lola Kirke
Lorenzo Gehlen
Los Skagaleros
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Lowercase Roses
Lucas Knapp
lucia l. cervera
Lucy Stone
LuisittoVuitton
Lush Agave
Lydia Ainsworth
Lydia Ainsworth
Lyss
Mac Nero Music
Macie Stewart (Ohmme)
Madeline Babuka Black / Yucky duster
Maeve Aickin
Mains & Monitors
Mal Blum
Man Random
MANEKA
Mango Tree
Manny Rodriguez
marbling
Maria Divina
Mariah Garza
Mariah Garza
Mark Glick, AJJ
Maryam Qudus
Mason Feurer
Mason Lynass
Mass Cessation
Math Erao (Absolute Fantasy)
Matmos
Matt Sturgis
Matt Sweeney
Matty Quick
Mayah Kadish
Maymind
Me and the Aral Sea
Mechanic
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Meemo comma
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Melo Davis (MALLRAT)
Melon Painting
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Merger/Impetus Records
Metrapha
Michael Berdan
Michael Cormier (Friendship, Hour, Michael Cormier, Dear Life Records)
Michael DeForge (Moul D, Creep Highway)
Michael Falcone, Hellrazor / Speedy Ortiz
MIGHTY MENACE
Mike Bellis
Mike Caridi / LVL UP / The Glow
Mike Huguenor
Mike Lerro
Milk Teeth
Mirah
Miserable chillers
MiSs HaZe
mister goblin
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Mitchell Fisher
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Molly Drag
Molly Drag
Molly O’Malley
Moniker
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Moon Gloom
moon nite
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Morten HD
Mothers
mothpuppy
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mynameisblueskye
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Naked in Public
Naomi Zamarripa
Nat Baldwin
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Needle Teeth
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odomojuli
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ther
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