Policy, Research & Politics

Music as a form of resistance in Palestine

Palestinians may have found a new way to challenge Israeli occupation: self-expression.

TRT World

A Visit with Joan Baez, and a Dire Threat to Voting

Joan Baez provided a soundtrack to the political upheaval in the sixties, and, half a century later, she hasn’t stopped trying to change the world with her music.

The New Yorker

Les hommes au trombone, les femmes à la harpe

Le site d’information en ligne Quartz.com s’est penché sur la question du genre au sein des grandes formations musicales. Une étude qui met en lumière la sous-représentation des femmes dans plusieurs rangs d’orchestre.

France Musique

Liberia: Protest song producer arrested and allegedly assaulted

Liberian musician Augustine Ford, aka A.Fo4doe, says he will sue police officers who allegedly assaulted him during his arrest on 22 September after he revealed he was the producer behind a hit protest song criticising the government over a missing shipping container said to contain 90 million euros worth of freshly minted Liberian banknotes.

Freemuse

Senate passes copyright bill to end 140-year protection for old songs

The bill managed to get the support of several groups that are normally at each others' throats: music publishers, record labels, songwriters, major technology companies, and digital rights groups.

Ars Technica

Touring in China Remains Unpredictable As Gov't Keeps A Watchful Eye on Music Industry

China is the ultimate enigma for the music business: It has seemingly unlimited potential as the most populous country in the world, but artists and their concert promoters are still facing unique obstacles to growth there.

Billboard

A Protest Singer Finds Her Voice in Vietnam’s Police State

“We keep going,” she said, speaking of artists who offer social commentary under the gaze of Vietnam’s sprawling police state. “But we have to be careful to avoid problems.”

The New York Times

Les Etats-Unis instaurent des droits d'auteur numériques pour les vieux tubes

Jusqu'à présent, les oeuvres composées avant 1972 ne percevaient pas de royalties lorsqu'elles étaient diffusées sur internet.

Les Echos

Afghan Orchestra Flourishes Despite Violence, Social Pressure

The consequences of Afghanistan’s increasingly deadly war are weighing heaviest on the nation’s civilians, with women bearing the brunt of the violence. The Taliban banned music and girls education, and restricted outdoor activities of women when the group was controlling most of Afghanistan.

VOA


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