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As Nigeria Celebrates 'No Music Day,' Artistes Cry for Help

Sunday, September 1, 2013 marked the celebration of 'No Music Day' in Nigeria between 8 and10 am. Some radio and television stations in the Country supported and helped commemorate the day, by refusing to play any music.

All Africa

Solidarity Revisited

The relationship between composers and musicians' unions has always been complicated. While orchestrators and copyists are covered by the union, composers are not.

New Music Box

Jazz's post masculine era?

I can recall the precise moment when I started to get a handle on jazz's Post-Masculine Era. This is a slippery notion, easily misconstrued, so hear me out in full.

Jazz Times

Nigeria: No Music Day - COSON Committed to Musicians' Rights

According to Okoroji, the objective of this year's theme is to engage the Nigerian people and government at all levels on the potential contributions of Nigerian music to the socio-economic development of the nation.

All Africa

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.

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