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Policy, Research & Politics

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

Holanda lidera la identificación de música y pago de regalías de DJ Sets

El proceso de recaudar regalías por actuaciones públicas de los sets de DJ ha sido complicado durante mucho tiempo en los Estados Unidos, con procesos de recopilación de datos desiguales que a menudo oscurecen qué canciones se tocan en los festivales, lo que dificulta que los artistas con los derechos de la música reciban el pago que les corresponde.

Industria Músical

Unions at ILO: Securing decent work in arts & entertainment

After a week of negotiations at the International Labour Organization (ILO), unions, employers and governments have agreed to a set of conclusions that recognize and seek to redress the long hours, low pay, lack of social protection and inequalities that are creating ‘decent work deficits’ in the arts and entertainment industries.


US report finds women remain underrepresented and stereotyped in music

The Annenberg study shows the biggest discrepancies are in production and sound engineering and artists are failing commitments to redress the balance.

The Guardian

EU Commission publishes report on health and wellbeing of musicians

The report highlights the main risks for the physical and mental health of professional musicians and music creators. It shows examples of successful policies and practices from several EU Member States to address these risks.

EU Commission

Music Across Genres: A Black History Month Playlist

One of the most important aspects of Black history is music. For a long time, Black musicians were shut out of the music industry, whether it was not being allowed to play at big venues, receiving unfair contracts or through many other avenues of discrimination.

Carnegie Library

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