Policy, Research & Politics

Not Just Blowing in the Wind – Politics in Music

Music has always been political, and rightly so. In recent years this has been present around the world as protests have erupted and spread through social media and the internet – the same vector by which music has become more available than ever.

Varsity

European Commission publishes the first European Music Export

The research – which is the product of a year long work carried out by a consortium of partners led by Le Bureau Export with MICA, KEA and Factory 92 – looks into the main issues, opportunities and operational tools to increase the cross-border circulation of European repertoire in the world.

EMEE

It’s 2020. Why Is The Music Industry Still Harmful To Black Women?

It is clear that women are placed underneath a particularly harsher spotlight in the music industry in terms of how they are criticized.

Forbes

Aux États-Unis, la musique est un fort marqueur politique

Seul le public de heavy metal semble passer au-dessus de cette fracture.

Slate

Grammys 2020: Can nominees trust the voting system?

In the two weeks leading up to the big show, Deborah Dugan, the CEO of the Recording Academy (which presents the Grammys), was put on leave and then filed an explosive 44-page discrimination complaint in which she alleged that the Grammys voting process is inconsistent.

USA Today

Nightmares on wax: the environmental impact of the vinyl revival

From toxic wastewater to greenhouse gas emissions, the boom in vinyl has dangerous effects – but streaming isn’t as clean an alternative as it looks.

The Guardian

Classical Music Has a ‘God Status’ Problem

The #MeToo movement has done little to challenge power dynamics in conservatories. Young musicians want to know why.

The Atlantic

Without Small Venues, the UK Doesn't Have a Music Industry

Most people enter music the same way, and that way is usually: a space either above, below or adjacent to a pub. As a musician, some of the best gigs of my life have been in the smallest rooms.

Vice

Massive Attack finance une étude sur le bilan carbone de l’industrie musicale

Voilà 20 ans que Massive Attack tente d’éveiller les consciences au sujet du réchauffement climatique – et déplore l’inaction de l’industrie musicale, toujours plus polluante.

Trax Mag


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