Policy, Research & Politics

Censure étatique et pressions sociales sur les musiciens au Niger

Pour un chanteur nigérien, être perçu comme allié d’un camp expose parfois aux représailles de la part des partisans issus des autres camps.

Music in Africa

Detained Egyptian Poet Sentencing Postponed

Freemuse continues to call for the military trial and charges against Galal El-Behairy to be dropped, as well as charges facing the poet and musician Ramy Essam in a parallel civil case.


Facebook Removes a Gospel Group’s Music Video

Facebook’s recent crackdown on advertising that it considers political has already affected news publishers and small businesses like hair salons and day-care centers.

The New York Times

It’s a tough gig: gender inequality in the music industry

In the shadow of Hollywood’s battle with gender inequality, the music industry continues to be dominated by men at nearly all levels.

Performing Arts Hub

More dead than alive

Rio's closure of legendary club reflects cultural crisis.

The Guardian

Le jazz : une arme secrète

Retour sur un pan méconnu de la guerre froide, quand les États-Unis menaient bataille au moyen des grands noms du jazz.

France Musique

Culture as a goal in post-2015

The document provides practical guidance to local and regional governments, civil society organisations, private organisations, culture and development professionals that are involved in strengthening partnerships, policies, projects and practices around the place of culture in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Culture 21

Singing Against the Grain: Playing Beethoven in the #BlackLivesMatter era

Over the course of my life I have learned that to be black and a classical musician is to be considered a contradiction.

The Point

Feel the beat: deaf fans fight for access to live music

The myth that deafness impedes appreciation of music is gradually being debunked – and new technology is helping. But marginalised deaf fans say attitudes are still a huge problem.

The Guardian

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