Policy, Research & Politics

Los días contados de la música urbana

El alucinante viaje de un concepto de espíritu ecléctico, sofisticado y vendedor que enalteció a la música negra, y su degradación acusado de racista y confuso.

La Tercera

From Biden to Hickenlooper, Dems dominate music in politics. But does it make a difference?

As they fight to be elected — or keep their seats of power — politicians this year are finding vastly different receptions to their musical strategies.

The Know

Beethoven Has a First Name

The past several decades have seen the world of American classical music reckoning with its racist and sexist history; as it has with many other areas of culture, that process has greatly accelerated over the past year.


The poetics and politics of rap music in the UK

As ever, rap at its most politically conscious becomes a mouthpiece for the voiceless, the marginal, those who contribute most productively in society but are rarely heard.

Oxford University Press

Comment #musictoo libère la parole dans l’industrie musicale

En l’espace de deux mois et demi, un compte Instagram créé pour répertorier les agressions sexistes et sexuelles au sein de la profession a récolté plus de 300 témoignages.

Le Monde

La música trans negra que desafía al Brasil de Bolsonaro

Las artistas Linn da Quebrada y Jup do Bairro esquivan el racismo y la transfobia a ritmo de funk brasileiro junto a la productora y DJ Badsista.

El País

Turkey: Two Grup Yorum members released after 10 months of detention

The Turkish authorities have frequently targeted Grup Yorum for singing about political injustice and inequality.


Without Live Music to Play, Pearl Jam Reimagines Rock Activism in 2020

The pandemic has grounded rock tours and left clubs empty. So Pearl Jam is turning to the tools of modern politics to get out the vote.

The New York Times

Facebook clarifies rules on music livestreams ahead of new rules

The new rules, as explained in Facebook’s Music Guidelines, stated: “You may not use videos on our Products to create a music listening experience.


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