Policy, Research & Politics

Spotify Removes Racist Music In Response To Charlottesville

Spotify and other streaming services have begun removing white supremacist content from their platforms, as websites and musicians alike scramble to distance themselves from the white nationalist movement.


Audience Development: The Long Haul Model

A New Paradigm that Solves the Problems of Audience Attrition, Churn, and Aging.


Centrafrique : 5 chansons pour la paix

La dernière décennie de la République Centrafricaine a été particulièrement agitée et tourmentée sur le plan politique. De nombreuses crises miliaires se sont enchaînées, laissant le peuple dans le désarroi. Face à la terreur, des voix d’artistes se sont élevées pour chanter contre la guerre.

Music in Africa

From the 1979 revolution to today: The politics of music in Iran

Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, public life in Iran has been informed by a strict religious hierarchy. Culture is no exception: The ministry of culture and guidance controls the role of music, but things have changed over time.


Musicians Who Got Political: The Rocky Road From The Stage to Public Office

Musicians and politicians have a lot in common - or so it seems. Both have to engage the public and often try to push for a cause or to deliver a message.


'Women like me don't play music' in Burkina Faso

A Burkinabe musician is hoping to encourage more women to pick up traditional instruments.


Why is there so little space for women in jazz music?

Female singers from Nina Simone to Kate Ceberano are some of the most recognisable and celebrated jazz performers. Yet across the Australian jazz industry, women are disturbingly under-represented.

The Conversation

L’infernal “Despacito” au cœur d’une polémique politique au Venezuela

Il y a enfin quelque chose d’intéressant à raconter sur ce terrible tube de l’été.

Les InRocks

‘Despacito’ singers slam Venezuela’s Maduro for ‘illegal’ use of song

“Illegally appropriating a song doesn’t compare to the crimes you are committing and have committed in Venezuela,” one of the two, Daddy Yankee, wrote on his Instagram feed, directly addressing Maduro.

The Citizen

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