Policy, Research & Politics

Don't Get It Twisted: 'We're Not Gonna Take It' Can Be Anyone's Protest Song

Back in April, teachers in Oklahoma went on strike, demanding increases to salaries and school funding. Their message was amplified by a song — one that, 34 years earlier, had been the sound of student rebellion.

NPR

Female composers largely ignored by concert line-ups

Women in Music project finds that in 1,445 classical concerts across globe only 76 include a work by a woman.

The Guardian

Journée du droit d'auteur africain

Les industries créatives en ébullition.

France 24

How Do the Arts Promote Social Change?

During the 19th century, American philanthropists sought to use music as a way to alter the course of the nation’s history.

Smithsonian

Revolutionary Music and the Social Fabric of Rebellion

Karaoke is a favourite pastime amongst young people in the country’s war-torn Kachin State. The Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) – one of Asia’s oldest and strongest rebel movements – has tapped into the popularity of karaoke for mobilising against the ethnocratic state of Myanmar.

Oxford University Press

Nigeria: Radio station fined for playing “vulgar and indecent music”

A Nigerian radio station has been fined by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for playing music with “vulgar and indecent” lyrics in July and August.

Freemuse

Ain’t I A Woman Too

The classical and contemporary music worlds have recently replaced the buzzword “collaboration” with “diversity,” and that push for broader inclusion has largely centered on women.

New Music Box

Aryana Sayeed: 'I Am Very Aware of the Danger'

Aryana Sayeed, 33, is the only internationally known pop act in Afghanistan. She is adored by youth -- and hunted by the Taliban.

Spiegel Online

Daniel Barenboim : « Aujourd'hui, j'ai honte d'être Israélien »

Le chef d'orchestre s'est insurgé contre le vote d'une loi définissant Israël comme un État-nation juif. Dans le journal Haaretz, il estime que « c'est clairement une forme d'apartheid ».

France Musique


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