Policy, Research & Politics

Art under threat in 2016: presenting the figures

Freemuse registered 1,028 attacks on artists and violations of their rights in 2016 across 78 countries, continuing a worrying trend of artistic freedom increasingly coming under threat.


The politics of punk, voting and social responsibility in music

November 8, 2016 has gone down as one of the most controversial days in recent history—it is the day that determined Donald J. Trump as the 45th president of the United States.

Alternative Press

Jean-Michel Jarre Identifies the Value Transfer

Composer and performer Jean-Michel Jarre put his finger right on the right approach to online policy in a recent speech to policy makers at an SIAE event in Italy.

Music Technology Policy

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

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