Policy, Research & Politics

Sound system et résistance : la bande-son des émeutes noires de Brixton en 1981

La culture du sound system est devenue très rapidement populaire dès les années 50 en Jamaïque. Ces systèmes son faits maison voyageaient à travers le pays, lors de showcases et battles – l’art du « clashing » – pour diffuser le meilleur de la musique reggae.


This Is Mahraganat, a Style of Egyptian Street Music the Government Calls 'More Dangerous Than Coronavirus'

Mahraganat has gained massive popularity across the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S., even as it’s officially been banned at home.


China’s Music Industry Should Change Its Tune on Copyright Protections

The industry’s intellectual property woes stem more from poor practices than malicious pirates.

Sixth Tone

Coronavirus: Resources: Arts, Culture and Cultural Mobility

All sectors are affected by the Covid-19 pandemia but we are very much aware that the alternative and independent art scene is / will be particularly under pressure.

On the Move

Calling on governments for global action to help creators

This open letter to governments internationally was issued today by the President and Vice-Presidents of CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers.


Des Strokes à Cardi B : pourquoi le monde de la musique vote Bernie Sanders

Après un mois de primaires, rien n'est encore terminé pour le socialiste Bernie Sanders dans la course à l'investiture démocrate, légèrement devancé par Joe Biden. En tout cas, le sénateur du Vermont peut compter sur le support de nombreux groupes qui n'hésitent pas à jouer lors de ses meetings.

Les InRocks

Coronavirus and the music sector

The Coronavirus is spreading world-wide and the crisis is severely affecting public, cultural and social life. To get a better picture on how the music sector is affected, the European Music Council has developed a short questionnaire.

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The Forgotten Political Roots of Bridge over Troubled Water

Fifty years old this month, Simon and Garfunkel’s soaring anthem became one of the defining songs of the 1970s and beyond. But its saccharine reputation belies its protest-song origins.


Demonstrators in Chile are looking to the past for their soundtrack

Once-silenced voices are resounding in Santiago—and new protest songs are being added to the canon.

The Economist

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