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Foreign musicians face confusion over changes in fees to play in Canada

All non-Canadian bands wishing to play shows in Toronto, and across Canada now face new restrictions based on changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program.


Fighting music with music

Kashmir's pro-azaadi civil society groups have decided to stage a parallel event to counter celebrated conductor Zubin Mehta's government-backed concert in Srinagar.

Telegraph India

Protesting or Praising, Classical Music Fans Become Activists Online

Before the Minnesota Orchestra locked out its musicians in a season-long labor dispute, the orchestra's administration had already locked down a large number of domain names.


Violinist makes one-man stand against Putin's anti-gay laws

There's been much debate but little action with respect to Russia's increasingly draconian laws against homosexuality with most world governments seemingly unprepared to boycot actual events.


Salif Keita pressured to cancel Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival

The famous Afropop singer-songwriter from Mali cancelled just a few hours before his departure for Jerusalem Festival due to threats by BDS.

News and Noise


“Open up your mind” – an interview with Dorsaf Hamdani

'Stemmerett og stemmeprakt!' celebrates 100 years anniversary of women's right to vote in Norway.

News and Noise

UK Orchestra Saved From Closure By Last-Minute Fundraising Drive

A campaign to raise £70,000 in less than two weeks in order to save the freelance Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra has claimed success, after garnering pledges of £72,200.

Classical Music Magazine

Kremer, Argerich and Barenboim to perform anti-Putin concert

Violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer launches concert against Vladimir Putin and lashes out at the likes of Anna Netrebko and Valery Gergiev.


Mexico: Drug ballads banned in Chihuahua

In July 2013 alone, four musical acts have been fined for violating a law prohibiting the performance of songs in the genre – one which often heralds the exploits of drug cartel members.


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