Policy, Research & Politics

Please, stop telling musicians to stay quiet about politics on social media

Let's not silence our musicians. It's ignorant for songwriters to stash their political thoughts in a drawer.

Guide Live

Le premier concert de musique en Arabie saoudite depuis 24 ans défie les autorités religieuses

Il s'est déroulé devant 7000 personnes. Un progrès pour la jeunesse, mais pour une partie seulement car les femmes n'ont pas eu le droit d'y assister.

Huffington Post

New D'Art Report on International Culture Networks

The report showcases the continued role of both formal and informal cultural networks, their activities, their members, and the challenges and opportunities that they face.


For Somali immigrants, the generational divide plays out through music

Ever argue with your parents over music or roll your eyes when they get nostalgic about a favorite song?


A new era for protest music, but who’s listening?

Donald Trump may not have been able to recruit A-list music acts to perform at his inauguration festivities, but his candidacy and presidency has been inspiring – to songwriters who oppose his politics (and probably his person, too).

The Globe & Mail

How Free is Free? Reflections on Freedom of Creative Expression in Africa

The e-book was produced as part of the Artwatch Africa project that aims to defend freedom of creative expression on the continent.

Arterial Network

Palestinian hip-hop group uses music as a weapon

Through its verses, Palestine Street expresses the frustrations of living under Israeli occupation.

Al Jazeera

“Immoral Pig” — Musicians React To Donald Trump’s Immigration Travel Ban

On January 27, President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority nations. Top music stars disagree.

Digital Music News

France: Aux Sons Citoyens !

La diversité culturelle est une réalité en France. Gommées, reléguées, uniformisées, les identités multiples qui la composent sont pourtant un levier d’échanges, de partage, d’égalité, de dignité pour mieux faire et vivre ensemble.

Zone Franche

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