Policy, Research & Politics

Apple Is the Real Winner in Spotify’s Battle Against Songwriters’ Rate Hike

Streaming giant Spotify, after years of attempting to woo the songwriting community, is now at the front of an effort to pay it less.

Variety

When Women Take the Baton

Women who aspire to the conductor’s podium may face similar hurdles to those in any other profession, ranging from networking difficulties and salary discrimination to traditional gendered assumptions about the nature of leadership. But classical music presents a unique, additional set of obstacles.

NYR Daily

Eurovision en Israël: le groupe islandais menacé d'être refoulé pour motif politique

Selon plusieurs sources médiatiques, le groupe Hatari qui doit représenter l'Islande lors du concours de l'Eurovision en Israël, en mai prochain, pourrait se voir refuser l'entrée dans le pays. Ses membres ont affiché des positions décrites comme pro-palestiniennes.

France Soir

The EU copyright directive creates a fairer partnership between creators and big tech

Last week’s adoption of the EU Copyright Directive by the European Parliament lifts a cloud that has been hanging over creators, and creative industries for many years.

Music Business Worldwide

Indonesia's 'dangerous' moves on music strike discord

Performers say Jakarta's proposed regulatory law threatens industry's existence.

Nikkei

Musicians Union of Liberia 'to tackle piracy'

The newly elected president of the Musicians Union of Liberia (MULIB), Sammy Gray Gboguy, has said piracy and the protection of intellectual property (IP) are areas his team will address.

Music in Africa

The Story of Feminist Punk

From Patti Smith to Bikini Kill, the songs that have crushed stereotypes and steered progress.

Pitchfork

Erdogan nouvelle rock star politique

Depuis quelques semaines, le chef de l'Etat turc démarre ses meetings en fredonnant une chanson populaire pour électriser ses partisans qui n'en demandent pas mieux.

BBC

The debate: should Spotify ban R Kelly and Michael Jackson?

Kelly and Jackson stand accused of child sexual abuse – prompting a fierce debate about whether streaming platforms should remove their music.

The Guardian


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