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Music industry reported to be less diverse than 2020

It has been reported that the music industry is less diverse than it was in 2020, with only 21.04% of individuals working in music identifying as Black, Asian or from an ethnically diverse background, compared to 22.3% two years previously.


We studied the ‘bibles’ of jazz standards – and found sexism lurking in the strangest place

We are two female jazz singers, jazz researchers and lovers of jazz. And we have discovered jazz gave us another shared experience – sexism.

The Conversation

Exploring the sound of the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz

On Nov. 20, 1969, a group of Indigenous Americans that called itself Indians of All Tribes, many of whom were UC Berkeley students, took boats in the early morning hours to Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. They bypassed a Coast Guard blockade and took control of the island. The 19-month occupation that followed would be regarded as one of the greatest acts of political resistance in American Indian history.

Berkeley News

Protesting Rapper's Video Foretelling Iranian Regime's Future Leads To Arrest As Fans Fear For His Life

Toomaj Salehi's lyrical support for protesters in Iran has landed him behind bars before, but this time the popular rapper's fortune-telling has fans and family members fearing for his life.


Tiken Jah Fakoly : une bande-son de l’actualité politique africaine

“C’est du braquage, braquage, braquage de pouvoir, le peuple ne veut plus de la famillecratie” chante Tiken Jah Fakoly dans le titre éponyme de l’album Braquage de pouvoir.


Billy Corgan contra la explotación de la industria musical

Billy Corgan ha decidido hablar claro de cómo la explotación de la industria musical llevó al suicidio a músicos de su generación.


Global cultural networks propose culture goal for future development frameworks

"The ten potential targets are fully in line with our vision of a world where everyone can learn, experience, create, perform and express themselves freely through music and where musical artists are recognised and fairly remunerated".

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Why Spotify and Apple Music haven't pulled Kanye West's songs

A week after Endeavor Chief Executive Ari Emanuel called for businesses to cut ties with the artist formerly known as Kanye West after his antisemitic remarks, companies such as Adidas and the Gap stopped working with him.

The Star

​20% of women in the music industry who report discrimination say "nothing is done"

“There is something unique about the music industry that the #MeToo movement hasn't really penetrated to the same extent that it has like the film industry,”.


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