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European Commission proposes modern EU copyright rules for European culture to flourish and circulate

"I want journalists, publishers and authors to be paid fairly for their work, whether it is made in studios or living rooms, whether it is disseminated offline or online, whether it is published via a copying machine or commercially hyperlinked on the web."

EU Commission

Les spectateurs du classique

Il y a eu, bien sûr, depuis trente ans, un bouleversement des modes de "consommation" de la musique, dont le numérique est la cause. Mais en ce qui concerne ce type de spectacle vivant, le constat est accablant.

Media Part

Nueva Canción: Music, Politics & Emotion in Chile

Music and art has always informed politics and vice versa; Chile’s history with the two is astounding. Even before the Nueva Canción Chilena (Chilean New Song) movement, which is a perfect example of just how intertwined things can become, Chilean folk music had long been key in the struggle for social justice.

Howl & Echoes

Long before Trump rolled in the deep, music and politics were entwined

Take three apparently trivial events: Ukraine wins the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, a rock star cancels a concert and a political rally features the song Rolling in the Deep by Adele.

The Conversation

Sierra Leone: Musician allegedly censored due to political song

Popular musician Emmerson Bockarie claims the government has banned him from playing a concert in Sierra Leone capital Freetown and a radio DJ has said that his station manager told him to not play the artist’s latest hit ‘Munku Boss Pan Matches’.


Le raï au cœur d’une polémique entre le Maroc et l’Algérie

La capitale du raï est-elle Oran, en Algérie, ou Oujda, au Maroc ? La question a son importance et oppose les deux pays qui revendiquent tous deux l'origine de la musique raï, ce genre musical rendu célèbre notamment par Khaled.


Hitmaker Max Martin, ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus Form 'Music Rights Awareness' Organization

The international debate over creators' rights will soon have a new player, run by songwriters who understand it from the inside.


Iran: Authorities Arrest Popular Singer

Authorities arrested Iranian singer Amir Tataloo on August 24, demanding that he appear before a court on charges of "promoting immorality.”

Iran Wire

South African opera house accused of exploiting black singers

Chorus members were dismissed after challenging discrepancies in pay for appearing abroad in opera set in colonial Africa.

The Guardian

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