Policy, Research & Politics

Congo : des artistes réclament leurs droits d’auteur

Dans un entretien avec le premier ministre de la RD.Congo, les musiciens Nyoka Longo et Verkys Kiamuangana ont sollicité le soutien du gouvernement pour le paiement des redevances qui leur sont dues pour l’exploitation de leurs œuvres.

Music in Africa

Hugo Chávez, Alí Primera, and the politics of popular music in Venezuela

Within five years, having formed a new political organisation and mounted a campaign rooted in these very songs, Hugo Chávez was elected president of Venezuela with 56% of the vote.

The Conversation

The Times They Are A-Changin': Is Folk Music Still Relevant for the Resistance?

It’s hard to imagine the turbulent '60s without such folk songs as “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “Eve of Destruction” or “The Times They Are A-Changin’” serving as musical markers of protest.


Exploring Copyright: History, Culture, Industry

Understand the importance of copyright and learn its history, from the Renaissance to the Internet.

Future Learn

The Art of Disobedience

The Art of Disobedience, looks at how arts interfere and engage with politics.


En Afrique, même des radios étatiques n’acquittent pas les droits d’auteur

À quelques exceptions près, les artistes africains sont rarement rémunérés lors de la diffusion de leurs œuvres. Réuni près de Paris, le comité exécutif africain de la Cisac, la confédération qui gère les droits d'auteurs et des compositeurs, cherche des solutions pour le continent.

Jeune Afrique

Art under threat in 2016: presenting the figures

Freemuse registered 1,028 attacks on artists and violations of their rights in 2016 across 78 countries, continuing a worrying trend of artistic freedom increasingly coming under threat.


The politics of punk, voting and social responsibility in music

November 8, 2016 has gone down as one of the most controversial days in recent history—it is the day that determined Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

Alternative Press

Jean-Michel Jarre Identifies the Value Transfer

Composer and performer Jean-Michel Jarre put his finger right on the right approach to online policy in a recent speech to policy makers at an SIAE event in Italy.

Music Technology Policy

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