Policy, Research & Politics

Punk professor Vivien Goldman explores feminist music history

Few figures in contemporary music have lived the punk life quite like Vivien Goldman. Whether scrapping as a young music journalist in West London or recording as part of the iconic downtown NYC milieux, Goldman has amassed a dizzying counter-culture CV.

The Vinyl Factory

Black Musicians Take to Social Media to Share Their Stories

The classical music world has reached its reckoning moment. But the question remains whether leaders, administrators, patrons, and performers of all backgrounds will take up the gauntlet and fight together to ensure a more just and equitable workplace.

WQXR

Musicians are fed up with politicians using their songs without permission

The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Lorde, Sia, Sheryl Crow, Lionel Richie, and dozens more famous entertainers are sick and tired of politicians using their music to push an agenda — especially one they disagree with.

Mic

YouTube under fire over music licensing impasse in Denmark

Something is kicking off in the state of Denmark, and it’s the latest music licensing controversy around YouTube.

MusicAlly

Brésil : la politique culturelle menée par le gouvernement de Bolsonaro crée une véritable bronca

La culture est un enjeu idéologique pour la politique d’extrême droite menée par le président brésilien. Les artistes de gauche, ceux des minorités sont mis à l’écart. On retrouve la censure qui était à l’œuvre pendant l’époque de la dictature militaire.

France Musique

Warner Music Group anuncia U$ 100 millones para combatir el racismo en la industria musical

"Este fondo apoyará a las organizaciones extraordinarias y dedicadas que están en la primera línea de la lucha contra el racismo en la industria de la música", explicaron desde Warner Music Group.

Rock and Pop

India: Music company removed a song by Pakistani singer from YouTube channel

The Indian music company T-Series removed the version of the song “Kinna Sona” by Pakistani singer Atif Aslam after uploading it to their YouTube channel, reported The Indian Express.

Freemuse

Black Artists on How to Change Classical Music

With their major institutions founded on white European models and obstinately focused on the distant past, classical music and opera have been even slower than American society at large to confront racial inequity.

The New York Times

A Timeline of Kanye West Getting Political

Kanye West paved a long road before reaching his 2020 presidential run, which he announced on the 4th of July.

Billboard


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