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Policy, Research & Politics

Mosul’s song of rebirth

In a room at the old Mosul Museum, a young Moslawi singer closes his eyes in a moment of rapture. Singing next to the museum’s modernist 1974 incarnation still being restored after ISIS’s pillage of its treasures, his voice lifts the hearts of listeners.

Middle East Institute

17 Lessons on Freedom We Can Learn From South Africa's Music

The rich history of South Africa is encompassed in the music created by its artists.

Global Citizen

54% of fans say climate change must be top music industry top priority

Music fans care more about climate change than the general public, according to a new survey, and a majority want solving the crisis to be the music industry’s top priority.

HypeBot

Apple Raises Price of Apple Music Student Plan In Several Countries

A student from South Africa shared an email Apple sent announcing the price increase. “Thank you for subscribing to Apple Music. We wanted to let you know about an upcoming change to this subscription. Apple is raising the price of this subscription from $1.49 per month to $1.99 per month,” the email reads.

Digital Music News

Que peut concrètement faire la musique en temps de guerre ?

Dans de nombreux conflits, on observe d'abord une occupation musicale de l'espace public, ainsi que l'émergence de figures.

Radio France

Coldplay y las iniciativas sostenibles que dan vida a sus conciertos

La música y la sustentabilidad se unen gracias a los compromisos ambientales que ha presentado la banda británica Coldplay. Esta nueva forma ecológica de experimentar la música en vivo, se ha convertido en la pionera en una gira mundial enfocada en el bien común y en el cuidado del planeta, además de darle prioridad a la sustentabilidad.

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The Pop Song That’s Uniting India and Pakistan

The song is stealthily subversive: a traditional raga—the classical Indian framework for musical improvisation—has been laid over an infectious beat that sounds South Asian, Middle Eastern, and, improbably, reggaetón, all at once.

The New Yorker

Seizing the Means of Audio Production

In the 1980s the Egyptian government was determined to stop the spread of the “vulgar” cassette.

Lapham's Quarterly

When pop meets politics: Why this year’s Eurovision is the most controversial yet

Though it claims to be apolitical, Eurovision’s organisers were forced, after unprecedented pressure from other competing countries, to expel Russia after the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Belarus has also been banned, over concerns its state broadcaster isn’t sufficiently independent.

The Sydney Morning Herald


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