Policy, Research & Politics

It’s a tough gig: gender inequality in the music industry

In the shadow of Hollywood’s battle with gender inequality, the music industry continues to be dominated by men at nearly all levels.

Performing Arts Hub

More dead than alive

Rio's closure of legendary club reflects cultural crisis.

The Guardian

Le jazz : une arme secrète

Retour sur un pan méconnu de la guerre froide, quand les États-Unis menaient bataille au moyen des grands noms du jazz.

France Musique

Culture as a goal in post-2015

The document provides practical guidance to local and regional governments, civil society organisations, private organisations, culture and development professionals that are involved in strengthening partnerships, policies, projects and practices around the place of culture in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Culture 21

Singing Against the Grain: Playing Beethoven in the #BlackLivesMatter era

Over the course of my life I have learned that to be black and a classical musician is to be considered a contradiction.

The Point

Feel the beat: deaf fans fight for access to live music

The myth that deafness impedes appreciation of music is gradually being debunked – and new technology is helping. But marginalised deaf fans say attitudes are still a huge problem.

The Guardian

In the 1930s, an ethnomusicologist tried to preserve the history of immigration in California

In the late 1930s, Cowell recorded American folk music in the West. She collected English songs of miners, Cornish sea shanties from sailors and ragtime melodies. But she was also determined to gather music from recent immigrant groups.


Israel arrests Palestinian music band for ‘producing songs that incite to resistance’

According to a statement by the Israeli army, six Palestinians were arrested over “producing songs and provocative videos that incite to resistance.” The videos were circulated on social media, the army added.

Middle East Monitor

Jean-Michel Jarre : « YouTube ne doit pas devenir un monopole »

Le président de la Confédération internationale des sociétés d’auteurs et compositeurs réclame un cadre législatif européen pour défendre les auteurs.

Le Monde

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