Policy, Research & Politics

Harassment, hierarchies and discreetly rubbed trousers: the exhausting politics of orchestras

Cate Blanchett film Tár shows how damaging a maniacal conductor can be – but, as musicians explain, orchestras are riven with other serious structural issues.

The Guardian

Afghan musicians in Portugal tell of 'cultural genocide'

"We are here to save our music," proclaims Ramiz, a young Afghan musician who has been welcomed in Portugal, along with other students from the national music school he left as he fled the Taliban government's cultural crackdown.

Yahoo News

Meta and Italian Collecting Society SIAE Fail to Renew License Deal

A state-owned monopoly in the past, the Italian Association of Authors and Publishers still handles the publishing rights of the vast majority of music in Italy.


L'art du libanga dans la rumba congolaise, fait culturel devenu alternative économique ?

Enraciné dans la musique congolaise où il a pris une place considérable, le phénomène des dédicaces ne fait pas seulement débat sur la forme, à savoir la valeur artistico-culturelle de ces noms égrenés dans les chansons, mais aussi sur le fond : quels sont les impacts de cette pratique ?


México exporta sus corridos tumbados (la política y la música)

Más de 5 canciones del Top 10 de Spotify son sobre el narcotráfico. De alguna u otra manera expresan historias o situaciones que incluyen tráfico de drogas, armas, consumo de estupefacientes, diversos hechos de violencia y traiciones en torno al narco.


The Chicks were silenced over politics

It began with 11 words: “We’re ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.”

19th News

Apple Faces Revised Charges Over Music Streaming From EU

Brussels narrows scope of allegations against iPhone maker in antitrust action first announced nearly two years ago.

The Wall Street Journal

Electronic music industry has 'pervasive culture' of abuse and sexual harassment, survey finds

The data was collected over a four-week period in April 2021 using an app run by the Electronic Music Inclusion Initiative (EMII). 143 people from 28 countries reported incidents ranging from physical abuse and bullying to sexist language and unwanted physical contact.

Resident Advisor

Paria, exilé, repenti : quel sort réservé aux stars de la musique russe un an après ?

Juste après le début de l'invasion en Ukraine, les grands noms russes ont été poussés à prendre position contre la guerre. Deux camps se sont alors dessinés. Gergiev, Netrebko, Berezovsky, Kissin... Récits d'une année souvent mouvementée.

Radio France

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