Policy, Research & Politics

Turkey: Two Grup Yorum members released after 10 months of detention

The Turkish authorities have frequently targeted Grup Yorum for singing about political injustice and inequality.


Without Live Music to Play, Pearl Jam Reimagines Rock Activism in 2020

The pandemic has grounded rock tours and left clubs empty. So Pearl Jam is turning to the tools of modern politics to get out the vote.

The New York Times

Facebook clarifies rules on music livestreams ahead of new rules

The new rules, as explained in Facebook’s Music Guidelines, stated: “You may not use videos on our Products to create a music listening experience.


Au Brésil, le rap indigène entre en guerre

Dans le sillage des pionniers Brô MC’s, Kunumí MC crie la colère des peuples menacés de génocide par la politique de Bolsonaro.

Aux Sons

Ray Charles, el hombre que con la música destruyó la barrera racial en los Estados Unidos

Se cumplen 90 años del nacimiento del padre del soul, que con clásicos como “What’d I Say” y “Georgia On My Mind” borró las líneas que existían entre música religiosa y secular y dinamitó la segregación entre blancos y negros.


Iran: Musician faces jail for working with women dancers, singers

Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian has said he is under house arrest as he awaits trial for working with female dancers and singers, in the country’s latest move to stop female artists from performing.

Al Jazeera

The 25 most political bands

Politics and music go hand in hand. And there have been, and continue to be, several prominent groups that have consistently made a good living delivering its respective ideologies to the masses.

Yard Baker

Live venues are the lifeblood of music culture and must survive

People use live music as a resource to help feed and nourish their emotions, for heightening or changing their energy levels and as a platform to escape the constraints of everyday life.

The Conversation

Musique et politique

De l’opéra au rap, de la chanson à texte à la techno sans mots, la musique se trouve souvent liée à des combats collectifs auxquels elle donne leur hymne.

Le Monde Diplomatique

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