Policy, Research & Politics

L'UE n'aurait aucune preuve d'entente concernant Apple Music

La Commission européenne n'a trouvé aucune preuve d'entente illicite entre Apple et les maisons de disques afin de bloquer les services concurrents de musique en ligne.

Reuters

Gorki Águila, Cuban Punk Rock Musician, Arrested in Havana

Openly anti-Castro, Águila has been arrested twice before, most recently in May, after he stood in front of the Museum of Fine Arts in Havana with artwork from graffiti artist El Sexto, which contained the word Libertad (freedom).

Billboard

North Korea orders house-to-house searches to confiscate banned music

Always concerned about possible threats to his regime, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly ordered music censorship to be extended, banning not only foreign songs but local tunes too, sources inside North Korea say.

The Guardian

An Old Songbook Could Put ‘Happy Birthday’ in the Public Domain

It is one of the most beloved and famous of all songs, belted out at countless gatherings for infant and octogenarian alike. Yet "Happy Birthday to You," far from being as free as a piece of cake at a party, is actually considered private property

The New York Times

Kenya: Music and Politics Forever Intertwined

Music and politics will always be a marriage of convenience on most part. The usual thinking by politicians in Kenya is that all one needs is to get a bunch of well known entertainers, pay them sufficiently and they will be ready to go to the ends of the earth singing their praises.

All Africa

Congo-Brazzaville: Distinction - Denis Sassou N'Guesso, récipiendaire de la Médaille d'or du Conseil international de la musique

Dans le cadre de la célébration du vingtième anniversaire du Festival panafricain de musique (Fespam), le Conseil international de la musique a décoré le président de la République du Congo.

All Africa

Gambia: Rapper forced to flee after song criticising president goes viral

A few days after Gambian rapper Killa Ace (real name: Ali Cham) released a song critical of the Gambian regime, he started receiving threats that lead him to flee the country. In the song, entitled 'Ku Boka C Geta G', Killa Ace speaks against social injustices, oppression, corruption and lack of freedom of expression under the regime of President Yahya Jammeh.

Freemuse

#UNITE4HERITAGE

Cultural sites have a universal value - they belong to all and must be protected by all. We are not just talking about stones and buildings. We are talking about values, identities and belonging.

UNESCO

Leave the Great Wall Alone (?): Hosting Events on Protected Locations

Some of you may be familiar with the Great Wall of China, a serpentine structure that displays the human tendency to segregate ourselves from people we don't like at its most profound. We recently saw the return of YinYang Music Festival, a 2000 capacity three-day electronic offering featuring a wide range of local and international talents.

China Music Radar


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