Policy, Research & Politics

Towards a Fair Trade Standard for Live Music

Remember a time when we didn't use the words "organic" or "sustainable" during pretty much any discussion related to cultivating resources?

New Music Box

Guyana: A singer sparks outrage for telling the truth about her country's poverty

"Guyana is a very beautiful country, and it's also a poor country," Punch told the judges. She migrated to the US with her family, and she said "the reason we moved to America is because our grandmother wanted a better life for us."


BBC: ‘Britain's Most Dangerous Songs: Listen to the Banned’

From My Little Stick of Blackpool Rock to God Save the Queen, this is the story of ten records from the 1930s to the present day that have been banned by the BBC.


Tibet/China: Artists have to tread an incredibly fine line

Braving high risks and heavy censorship in China, Tibetan musicians sing their love for Tibet.


Burundi: Une chanson de soutien à Pierre Claver Mbonimpa censurée

Le pouvoir burundais a censuré des spots et une chanson en faveur de Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, le militant des droits de l'homme emprisonné depuis le 15 mai.


Brazil: The music Brazil doesn’t want you to be listening to

Leading up to the World Cup in Brazil, with sounds of gunfire in the background, forbidden funk rappers continued to talk about what the government wants to hide: extreme violence, social segregation and racism in the favelas.

News & Noise

For young Middle East musicians, music is political

It's not every day you hear a rap song about public health insurance.

Global News

2014 UNESCO Concert for Peace by the World Orchestra for Peace

Founded in 1995 by the late Sir Georg Solti, the World Orchestra for Peace uses music as a universal language of peace that crosses all borders and brings people together by reminding them of everything they share.


It's time to give the artists more control

By giving artists more power, politicians and arts leaders can help ground-breaking work reach wider, more diverse audiences.

The Guardian

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