Policy, Research & Politics

Classical music 'excludes' composers from minorities

Composers from minority groups are "effectively silenced" because they do not fit into classical music's "inner club", a composer has said.


When music is violence

In December, 1989, the Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was expelled from power by American forces.

The New Yorker

L’Europe s’ouvre à la musique

Il y a un déficit d’Europe dans le secteur de la musique. C’est un constat que de nombreux professionnels ont posé et que la Commission européenne fait désormais également sien.


Vietnam: Popular music and censorship

The Vietnamese state operates a thorough system of music censorship, and the few songwriters who dare to directly challenge the authority of the Vietnamese Communist Party or its policies face serious consequences.


How can you put a song behind bars: Dario Fo

Dario Fo, famous for his cutting political satire has died at age 90. Fo, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1997, was also a songwriter and during his lifetime experienced censorship not only in Italy, but in many other countries as well.


Gender Disparity at the Top of the Charts

Most people don’t realize how incredibly lopsided the technical fields of music recording, production and engineering are.


'It Can't Be Done': The Difficulty Of Growing A Jazz Audience

Audience development is a complicated issue, and it's not limited to jazz. Every artist and arts organization is trying to answer the same question.


Sénégal : la nouvelle société de gestion collective installée

Le Bureau sénégalais des droits d’auteur (Bsda) est mort, vive la Société sénégalaise du droit d’auteur et des droits voisins (Sodav) ! En effet, après 43 années de bons et loyaux services, le Bsda, fait place à la Sodav.

Music in Africa

Young musicians in Colombia talk about the prospects for peace

At the annual Bogota Music Market festival, also known as BOmm, many young musicians talked about the prospects for peace in Colombia.


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