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Policy, Research & Politics

When pop meets politics: Why this year’s Eurovision is the most controversial yet

Though it claims to be apolitical, Eurovision’s organisers were forced, after unprecedented pressure from other competing countries, to expel Russia after the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Belarus has also been banned, over concerns its state broadcaster isn’t sufficiently independent.

The Sydney Morning Herald

La place des femmes dans le milieu de la musique électronique à Berlin

Harcèlement, sous-représentations, sexualisation... la scène berlinoise est loin d'être exempte de structures sexistes et de comportements intolérants envers les artistes et visiteurs des événements.

Le Petit Journal

Política, historia y contradicciones de Palito Ortega

Un artista que se niega a entonar las estrofas de la marcha peronista encima de un escenario, pero que décadas después será elegido gobernador de su provincia por el Partido Justicialista. Un hombre que, después de haber sido visto como una figura exitosa y complaciente del cine que se produjo durante la última dictadura, se enfrentó y le ganó en aquella elección al represor Antonio Bussi.

El Diario

IMPALA and Julie's Bicycle launch carbon calculator for independent music sector

The tool aims to help IMPALA members measure their impact on the planet, thereby achieving their climate goals. It is based on Creative Green Tools developed by Julie’s Bicycle, and tailored to the needs of independent record companies.

Music Week

Grammy's Global Music Categories...

The new category is called "best global music performance." The Grammy rules says it is "reserved for international performers exhibiting non-European, indigenous traditions."
But if you look at the list of nominees for the 64th annual awards ceremony, it's not that diverse.

WFUV

Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” Plagiarism Lawsuit Could Change Music Forever

“Blurred Lines” set a dangerous precedent. If the jury knows where to look, “Levitating” could be the next casualty.

Slate

Charles Mingus : un siècle de colère musicale

Charles Mingus est l’un des contrebassistes les plus emblématiques de l’histoire du jazz. Mais face à la réalité et à l’injustice sociale, « l’homme le plus en colère du jazz » fera de son œuvre un art non seulement musical mais aussi politique.

Radio France

Derecho de la música: plagio o influencia inspiradora

La prueba del plagio en sede musical requiere de un examen y un estudio muy técnico sometido al debate y a la sana crítica judicial.

Legal Today

The Military Weapon That Has Become a Musical Touchstone in Ukraine

Turkish-made aerial drones armed with laser-guided missiles have, in the past two weeks, helped Ukraine slow Russia’s invasion. Known as Bayraktar TB2s, the drones are not just a piece of military equipment anymore. They are symbols of Ukrainian resistance—and the inspiration for a very catchy song.

The Atlantic


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