Policy, Research & Politics

Proposal for copyright reform: European Commission stands with creators and the cultural industries

In 14 September 2016, the European Commission (EC) unleashed its proposal for a new Directive on copyright in the framework of the Digital Single Market strategy, announced by the Juncker Commission in May 2015.

KEA

Iran: Musician sentenced to five years in prison and 74 lashes

On 5 November 2016, Iranian singer Amir Tataloo (real name: Amirhossein Maghsoodloo) was sentenced to five years in prison and 74 lashes after being found guilty of “spreading Western immorality”.

Freemuse

A Los Angeles des manifestants protestent contre le choix d’un chanteur blanc pour interpréter le rôle d’un pharaon

Plusieurs manifestants se sont rassemblés samedi lors de la première représentation d’Akhnaten de Philip Glass à l’Opéra de Los Angeles. Ils refusent qu’un chanteur blanc interprète le rôle d’Akhenaton.

France Musique

Is Google Behind the Recent Firing at the U.S. Copyrights Office?

“The people in the creative community are furious about the fact that this was done, but especially about the way it was done.”

Digital Music News

Flashy Boy Band Roils Some As It Tours Kazakhstan

It's not easy being a boy band in conservative pockets of Kazakhstan.

Radio Free Europe

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.

BBC

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.

IRMA

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.

Freemuse


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