Policy, Research & Politics

How pop music built liberal Britain

The tents may be down but the spirit of Glastonbury lives on – while the Tories are stuck in the 1950s.

The Guardian

Crackdown Chills Hong Kong’s Indie Music Scene

Just after the rock band finished its set, a squad of police officers in riot gear swept into the industrial building, past the freight-elevator lobby, and through the doors of Hidden Agenda, a ground-floor music club in Hong Kong.

The New York Times

Jean-Michel Jarre: 'We're Living In A Medieval Dark Digital Age'

Having long campaigned on the behalf of artists and rights holders, Jarre was elected president of global creators' organisation CISAC in 2013 and re-elected to serve a second term last year.

Billboard

Watch 5 Moments When Classical Music Met Politics

Here are five memorable moments of musical diplomacy.

The New York Times

The Venezuelan government’s newest opponent is a state-funded orchestra

On May 4, an 18-year-old violist named Armando Cañizales marched against the government in Venezuela.

The Conversation

Culture, Commerce et Numérique

Enjeux et retombées économiques et artistiques de la diffusion et de la distribution en ligne de contenus
culturels locaux.

OIF

How CBC Radio Used To Share Canadian Music with the World

The creation of original Canadian compositions, for use in its music programs, was at the core of the mandate of CBC Radio from its beginning.

The Whole Note

Under the guns: Kashmiri girls help preserve Sufi music traditions

When Kashmiri teenager Shabnam Bashir first took up classical Sufi music three years ago, she had to practice singing in secret because all the men in her family opposed her new passion.

The News

Racist Band Names Are Protected Free Speech, Supreme Court Says…

The Supreme Court just dropped a seriously anti-PC decision this morning. And you have the band ‘The Slants’ to thank for it. So who are The Slants? Well, they’re a group a Asian-Americans that purposely owned the racist term and made it a band name.

Digital Music News


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