Policy, Research & Politics

Habitat III - New Urban Agenda

In October 2016, the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), to
be held in Quito, will adopt the New Urban Agenda, a document which is expected to provide guidance
on the development of urban policies around the world for the next 20 years.

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South Sudan conflict: Artists sing for peace

A group of South Sudanese artists has warned against the revenge culture following the recent conflict which led to hundreds being killed.


Syrian band’s concerts are music to German ears

A group of refugee performers is enchanting German audiences with traditional Arabic music, creating a cultural exchange and dialogue between newcomers and locals.


Palestine Youth Orchestra goes places to spread a positive message with its music

"Having an orchestra can tell people that young Palestinians are like anyone else, despite their situation," he says. "They like to play music, they like to have fun."

The National

"I can't get no Cleveland" : quand la musique boude la politique

A Cleveland, la ville du rock'n'roll, pas un groupe connu n'a tenu à se produire pour Donald Trump pour la Convention républicaine. Entre les Républicains et la musique, l'histoire est compliquée.


Music Under Curfew

Nearly two decades of dictatorship silenced musicians throughout Chile. But during the ’80s a new breed of musicians emerged, laying the foundations for a movement that continues to flourish today.

Red Bull Music Academy

British Music Business Launches Industrywide Survey to Address Diversity Problem

Led by the trade body’s Diversity Taskforce, the initiative’s first stage is a cross-industry survey focusing on the gender and ethnic staffing of record labels, publishers, collection societies, promoters, management companies and distributors.


Musique et politique

Chez les démocrates, Hillary Clinton sert du Pharrel Williams et du Katy Perry sans que cela ne semble pas poser problème aux artistes concernés.

France Inter

Who Owns the Copyright to ‘This Land Is Your Land’? It May Be You and Me

That’s the case being pressed by the same law firm that persuaded a federal judge last year that “Happy Birthday to You” belongs in the public domain.

The New York Times

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