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Policy, Research & Politics

Enter the conductrice

Will a new generation of women on the podium perpetuate the tyrannical charisma of their male predecessors or overturn it?


Artist under Boycott

“White Paper” on the Sanctions against Russian artists and their work with a focus on their impact on artistic freedom and other fundamental rights.

Avant-garde Lawyers

The music sector welcomes CoP19 decision on Pernambuco

Bow makers, luthiers, musicians, orchestras and music ensembles worldwide strongly welcome the outcome of the discussions and wish to thank Brazil for its understanding and CITES Parties for their efforts to build consensus on this sensitive matter.


Le surprenant succès de la pop arabe sur TikTok en Israël

Sur le réseau social chinois, les chansons de la musique arabe moderne, moins politique et plus frivole que la musique arabe traditionnelle, font florès auprès de la jeunesse israélienne. Une ouverture susceptible d’apaiser les tensions mais qui enferme les Arabes dans un certain stéréotype, écrit le journal israélien “Ha’Aretz”.

Courrier International

El disco maldito de John Lennon sigue incomodando al mundo 50 años después

Según su versión, Universal se había resistido a dar tratamiento de lujo a un álbum cuya canción inaugural, el himno feminista ‘Woman is the nigger of the world’, incluye en su título la muy ofensiva palabra ‘nigger’, mientras que los herederos de Lennon se oponían radicalmente a cualquier posible forma de censura.


Dr. Ahmad Sarmast nominated IMC Five Music Rights Champion

He has preserved his native country’s music from extinction, saved the lives of many master musicians, and assured the futures of the young female and male Afghan musicians in peril.

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When Music is Torture

In discussions about negative uses of music, people sometimes ask whether or not the music in question even is music. But those discussions distract from the real issue, which is how the music is being used and its effect on people.

Culture Study

How music rocked Sri Lanka's ruling class

Standing on makeshift stages in a city park, groups of musicians banging electric guitars drove adoring crowds into a limb-shaking frenzy. They were also helping to make a revolution.

Nikkei Asia

Music Moment: 'One Zan' is inspired by the women's rights movement in Iran

Zan meaning women and Z meaning Generation Z - is bringing together writers, artists and musicians from around the world to help amplify the movement in Iran.


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