Policy, Research & Politics

Les groupes racistes ne sont plus les bienvenus sur Spotify

Suite à la manifestation rassemblant des suprémacistes blancs qui a eu lieu le 12 août dernier à Charlottesville aux États-Unis et qui a causé la mort d'une jeune femme qui défilait pacifiquement, de nombreux internautes ont demandé à Spotify de chasser les groupes de musique au contenu haineux.


Venezuela Cancels Gustavo Dudamel Tour After His Criticisms

After struggling to remain above the fray, the conductor Gustavo Dudamel has increasingly criticized the rulers of his native Venezuela this year as an escalating political crisis has roiled the nation. Now he is facing the consequences.

The New York Times

American protest music flourishes under Donald Trump presidency

How can musicians respond to a turbulent political landscape?


Religion and music in Northern Nigeria

Northern Nigeria is not a monolithic entity, contrary to how it is often described in mass media. It has a dominant Muslim population, but also an appreciation for music.

Music in Africa

Spotify Removes Racist Music In Response To Charlottesville

Spotify and other streaming services have begun removing white supremacist content from their platforms, as websites and musicians alike scramble to distance themselves from the white nationalist movement.


Audience Development: The Long Haul Model

A New Paradigm that Solves the Problems of Audience Attrition, Churn, and Aging.


Centrafrique : 5 chansons pour la paix

La dernière décennie de la République Centrafricaine a été particulièrement agitée et tourmentée sur le plan politique. De nombreuses crises miliaires se sont enchaînées, laissant le peuple dans le désarroi. Face à la terreur, des voix d’artistes se sont élevées pour chanter contre la guerre.

Music in Africa

From the 1979 revolution to today: The politics of music in Iran

Since the Islamic Revolution in 1979, public life in Iran has been informed by a strict religious hierarchy. Culture is no exception: The ministry of culture and guidance controls the role of music, but things have changed over time.


Musicians Who Got Political: The Rocky Road From The Stage to Public Office

Musicians and politicians have a lot in common - or so it seems. Both have to engage the public and often try to push for a cause or to deliver a message.


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