How Music Took a Stand Against Morgan Wallen—and What Comes Next

How Music Took a Stand Against Morgan Wallen—and What Comes Next

However this time there was Sahara.

CMT removed its presence from its platform, a spokesperson told E! News, “We do not tolerate or ignore words and actions that are in direct opposition to our core values ​​that celebrate diversity, equality and inclusion.”

iHeartMedia followed suit, with Wendy Goldberg, executive vice president and chief communications officer of iHeart Media, said, “In light of Morgan Wallen’s recent actions, including the use of racial abuse, we have decided to effectively remove their music and content from our stations immediately.” . “

Spotify and Apple Music removed their music from their curated playlist. Booking agent WME removed him from its roster. His label Big Loud Records suspended his recording contract “indefinitely”. And the Country Music Academy considered him ineligible for their 56th annual ACM Awards, which took place in April.

Not the only thing Valen lost in the wake of the video? Fan support.

His sophistication album sales, Dangerous: The Double Album (Which was released in early January), rose amidst condemnation from the industry. In the week following the event, he sold an astonishing 102 percent more copies than he had a week earlier, while his debut album Board For the first time since its 2014 release in the US 200 chart top 10. It would be dangerous to spend a total of 10 weeks at the top of the charts, almost all of them after the event.


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