Policy, Research & Politics

Burundi: Music censorship or artist protection?

It is no secret that during the protests against the third mandate of President Pierre Nkurunziza music was used to encourage youth to take to the streets.


'Performing is a political statement': who will play Donald Trump's inauguration?

For some, the great honor of performing for the president has been tainted with risk, as Trump’s team struggles to find high-profile acts for inauguration day.

The Guardian

Music Got Political In 2016 With Beyonce & Neil Young, But Did It Make a Difference?

What can protest songs actually achieve? As 2016 staggers to a close, the answer might feel like: not much.


Facebook va t-il respecter les ayant-droits ?

A l'heure où la vidéo est devenue la forme de communication la plus plébiscitée sur les réseaux sociaux, la question des droits musicaux n'a de cesse de se poser.

ZD Net

Madonna Astonished by ‘How Quiet’ the Music Industry Is About Donald Trump

“It’s like being dumped by a lover and also being stuck in a nightmare,” pop star says of election results.

The Wrap

The Politics of Music Under the Cuban Leader's Reign

An entire generation of musicians fled the island to escape the Cuban regime and develop their musical careers unfettered by political constraints.


Turkey: All seven members of Grup Yorum arrested

The arrest comes after two separate raids on the İdil Culture Centre, which is run by a few of the group members and where the band often meets, within a month of each other where police confiscated evidence leading to the arrests.


New inscriptions to the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

Sixteen new elements have been added to the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage following the decisions adopted by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, taking place until 2 December in Ethiopia.


Killing Aida

Aida is about an Ethiopian princess — the title character — who is a slave in Egypt. She is in love with an Egyptian officer, who loves her back. Much trouble ensues.

National Review

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