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The soundtrack of Chile's student protests

There's been a lot of rising up in Chile since 2011, primarily student protests. Tijoux's songs have been the soundtrack to a lot of those protests, which she says are far from over.


UK Government To Legalise Copying Media For Personal Use

Announcing the law revision online alongside a guide for consumers, the UK Government's Intellectual Property Office says, "You will be permitted to make personal copies to any device that you own, or a personal online storage medium, such as a private cloud.

The Music Network


Nigeria: Issues With Trending Nigerian Music Videos

"I will advise the youth to stay away from music videos that promote nudity and other immoral behaviors because what the eye does not see, the heart cannot grieve about it".

All Africa

Tunisie: L'incarcération d'un rappeur suscite le débat

"J'ai beaucoup appris en prison", a déclaré Kafon à Magharebia. "Je crois désormais que tous les Tunisiens sont en liberté conditionnelle, du fait de la situation dans laquelle se trouve notre pays."

All Africa

Cradle Of Black Pride: Haiti, Dominican Republic And The Music In Between

When it gained independence in 1804, Haiti was the first independent nation of Latin America and the Caribbean. But beyond that, it became the only nation in the world established as the result of a successful slave revolt, as well as the second republic in the Americas.


Girls-only course aims to tackle shortage of female conductors

Eight teenagers take part in three-weekend course after furore over first woman to conduct Last Night of the Proms.

The Guardian

Korea's K-pop stars have to dance around... the censors

K-pop (Korean pop) has dominated the Asian music market for several years, making South Korea seem like the perfect place for any young artist dreaming of producing a mega-hit. That is, as long as the musician can maneuver around the censors.


The Oslo Call

"Representatives from musicians' unions in more than 30 countries, meeting in Oslo on February 26, 2014, express their deepest concern about the situation of symphony and opera orchestras around the world.


Religious extremism disastrous to music in Pakistan

Since 2001, 12 women have been reportedly killed because of their direct involvement in music in North Western Pakistan. Approximately 600 musicians suffered due to the closure of Dabgari Bazar during the MMA government.


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