Policy, Research & Politics

La petite musique de la politique

Vladimir Poutine n’est pas, loin s’en faut, le premier chef d’Etat à montrer publiquement ses talents musicaux.


Asia's first music creators alliance

Japanese composer leads new body advocating rights in digital music era.


The history of American protest music, from “Yankee Doodle” to Kendrick Lamar

How protest music evolved from Civil War refrains to viral Trump videos.


The Guardian Temporarily ‘Removes’ Story on Palestinian Music Festival

The Guardian temporarily pulled a story on a historic expo featuring “trip-hop” and other artists in Palestine without explanation, saying it was “pending review.”

Florence of Arabia

Politics and dance music are intertwined and there's nothing you can do about it

Certain dance music fans refuse to accept any degree of engagement in politics from artists, figures or publications linked to the scene. And that's perplexing.

Mix Mag

Sénégal - Vers un secteur musical plus viable et plus juste ?

Les participants ont échangé durant une semaine pour recueillir des propositions concrètes afin de doter le Sénégal d’une convention collective des métiers de la musique englobant des mesures sur l’égalité des genres dans le secteur.

Music in Africa

What in the Name of Pop Is Going on With Eurovision?

Eurovision — the annual Continentwide song contest that is sort of like “American Idol” shot through with nationalist strife — is a breeding ground for controversy year after year, and 2017 is no exception.

The New York Times

Tunisian nightclub shut down over Muslim call to prayer remix

Owner held and English DJ apologises after playing recording at Orbit festival in north-east of country.

The Guardian

Copenhagen Jazz Festival in shitstorm after Israeli denial

Copenhagen Jazz Festival has landed on thin ice due to its controversial response to a query from an Israeli musician over the weekend.

CPH Post

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