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Eurovision: Russia banned from competing at 2022 Song Contest

The EBU, which produces the event, said Russia's inclusion could bring the competition into disrepute "in light of the unprecedented crisis in Ukraine".


Ghanaian musician Angel Maxine discusses musical activism

Despite the rising threat of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in Ghana, Angel Maxine, known as Ghana’s first transgender musician, is remaining defiant and using her music as a form of activism.

The Pitt News

Le plaidoyer du secteur musical « pour une République de la musique »

L’industrie musicale ne veut pas rester en dehors de la campagne électorale. Tous les représentants de cet écosystème – auteurs, artistes interprètes, musiciens, éditeurs, producteurs, entrepreneurs de spectacles, distributeurs, fabricants d’instruments... –, réunis au sein de l’association Tous pour la musique, se mobilisent avant l’élection présidentielle pour soumettre aux candidats leurs propositions, sous forme d’un manifeste baptisé « Pour une République de la musique ».

Le Monde

Música y guerra

Irónicamente, los conflictos armados fueron el origen de instrumentos como el tambor o el cuerno precursor de la trompeta, y las marchas militares han sido un género importante en los últimos siglos.

El Independiente

The rap star of Karachi: ‘My veil cannot take away the talent I have’

“Through my rap I wanted people to hear my story and the story of women in Lyari. I come from a place where only a few girls got to work and my society doesn’t consider a girl who raps to be respectable – I wanted to challenge that,” says Eva B, while playing with a tattoo on her right hand that reads “mother”.

The Guardian

After Rwandan genocide, Hutu and Tutsi women unite behind the drum

Members of Rwanda’s first all-female percussion group, Ingoma Nshya, pour their hearts into their drumming. The group was started in 2004 to bring Hutu and Tutsi women together in a safe space after the 1994 genocide.

CS Monitor

Unesco warns of crisis in creative sector with 10m jobs lost due to pandemic

Artists finding it harder than ever to make a living despite being part of one of the fastest growing industries.

The Guardian

Sony Music Publishing launches global ‘Songwriter Assistance’ wellness program

Sony Music Publishing has launched a program called Songwriter Assistance, which will provide its global roster of songwriters and composers with access to free, confidential counseling services and wellness resources.

Music Business Worldwide

Entre musique et politique, les violons désaccordés

Entre candidats à la présidentielle et musiciens, l’heure n’est plus aux flirts engagés d’avant les années 2000. Certains partis ne se soucient guère des droits d’auteurs et les artistes évitent de s’afficher dans les meetings.


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