Policy, Research & Politics

The music of Latin American revolution

Let us play a little game of word association. Caribbean Music. What do you imagine when you read those words?


Canada: Record labels plead for more radio royalties amid cultural policy review

One request is believed to be straightforward – to amend the definition of "sound recording" to widen the scope of who gets royalties for the use of music on film and television.

The Globe and Mail

Saudi Arabia: Concert by female singer airs on TV for first time in decades

Reactions on social media varied between support and disapproval. While some welcomed the broadcast and expressed it by publishing the lyrics of the singer’s songs and using her name as a hashtag; others considered that listening to songs and music was “a sin” and that “this kind of sin will return and have negative results on the country”.


Un nouveau site rassemble toutes les infos utiles des musiques électroniques en France

La SACEM lance officiellement l’Electronic Music Factory, le premier centre de ressources en ligne dédié aux musiques électroniques de France.


Why is there talk of banning funk music in Brazil?

People who believe funk is dangerous for the Brazilian society have recently taken action to officially "ban" this popular music style.

Al Jazeera

Egypt: Imam suspended for singing song in religious clothing

The Egyptian ministry responsible for religious endowments suspended an imam due to him singing a song on a TV talk show while wearing religious clothing.


Statement on culture in regions and cities

We believe that culture and the arts are the basis and a powerful tool for urban regeneration, development and social cohesion.

Alliance for Culture

Why the Vietnam War Produced Such Iconic Music

But, while the role of music in stateside protest of that era is well-known — with anti-war songs like "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag" featured in The Vietnam War — music also played an important role for those who were actually in Vietnam, fighting.


Propriété intellectuelle : sauvons les droits d’auteur !

Le continent africain reste un des plus mauvais élèves de la collecte des droits d’auteur : en 2016, les sommes rassemblées ont certes augmenté de 9,5 %, mais pour atteindre seulement 67 millions d’euros... soit 0,7 % des collectes mondiales.

Jeune Afrique

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