Policy, Research & Politics

8th European Forum on Music Press Release

For the EMC and its members the future will very much focus on the implementation and further development of the European Agenda for Music, reflecting the diverse topics and looking at how the Agenda can be implemented practically also on a local level.


Punk and metal bands riff on conservative Islam

The rebellious delights of the metal and punk music subcultures are no longer the exclusive domain of bored white millennials: In Indonesia and Malaysia, the traditionally anti-conformist metal and punk music subcultures have spun in new directions.

Nikkei Asian Review

CISAC Annual Report 2018

As the “United Nations” of creators, CISAC has a unique voice – one which speaks for the whole world, for five repertoires and for four million creators.


Glitter, Strobe Lights and the Dream of a United Europe

For a few hours, Eurovision makes borders disappear, even as fans waving flags flash across the screen.

The New York Times

Yes, drill music is violent. But banning it will achieve nothing

No musical genre exists in a vacuum. Taking drill videos off YouTube won’t affect the deeper issues that lead to youth violence.

The Guardian

Médine : c’est quoi tout ce Bataclan ?

Médine est censé se produire au Bataclan à l’automne prochain et le voilà, avant l’été, les deux grolles dans un bourbier viral.


North Africa Cultural Mobility Map

The NACMM – North Africa Cultural Mobility Map is a research and info-platform about residency and mobility initiatives for artists, writers and researchers interested in travelling and developing projects from within North Africa.


The Mekong Mapping Project

Practitioners’ study exploring arts ecosystems,
professional development needs and regional collaboration in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar,Thailand and Vietnam.

Mekong Cultural Hub

Asian hip hop: an homage to a genre or cultural appropriation driven by racism or ignorance

The proliferation of Asian hip hop stars wearing ‘urban’ clothing could be a symptom of Asia’s lack of sensitivity toward other cultures. Or are they just dressing up and emulating their musical heroes?

South China Morning Post

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