Policy, Research & Politics

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Plays Bach In Shadow Of Border Crossing

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought his Bach Project to the sister cities of Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, on Saturday. The "Day of Action" featured performances in both cities to celebrate the relationship between the two communities.

NPR

Strengthen your creative sectors! UNESCO and the European Union launch an international call for expertise

Within the framework of the EU-funded “EU/UNESCO Expert Facility on the Governance of Culture in developing countries”, an international call for applications is launched among governments seeking to strengthen the regulatory frameworks for their cultural and creative industries through expertise and peer-to-peer learning support.

UNESCO

Sudanese jazz musician are driving the country's 'revolution'

Islam Elbeiti is young and restless. The 24-year-old jazz bass player is part of the youth bulge in Sudan.

PRI

Apple Is the Real Winner in Spotify’s Battle Against Songwriters’ Rate Hike

Streaming giant Spotify, after years of attempting to woo the songwriting community, is now at the front of an effort to pay it less.

Variety

When Women Take the Baton

Women who aspire to the conductor’s podium may face similar hurdles to those in any other profession, ranging from networking difficulties and salary discrimination to traditional gendered assumptions about the nature of leadership. But classical music presents a unique, additional set of obstacles.

NYR Daily

Eurovision en Israël: le groupe islandais menacé d'être refoulé pour motif politique

Selon plusieurs sources médiatiques, le groupe Hatari qui doit représenter l'Islande lors du concours de l'Eurovision en Israël, en mai prochain, pourrait se voir refuser l'entrée dans le pays. Ses membres ont affiché des positions décrites comme pro-palestiniennes.

France Soir

The EU copyright directive creates a fairer partnership between creators and big tech

Last week’s adoption of the EU Copyright Directive by the European Parliament lifts a cloud that has been hanging over creators, and creative industries for many years.

Music Business Worldwide

Indonesia's 'dangerous' moves on music strike discord

Performers say Jakarta's proposed regulatory law threatens industry's existence.

Nikkei

Musicians Union of Liberia 'to tackle piracy'

The newly elected president of the Musicians Union of Liberia (MULIB), Sammy Gray Gboguy, has said piracy and the protection of intellectual property (IP) are areas his team will address.

Music in Africa


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