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Politics, policy and public safety: Experts explain why a popular Atlanta music festival was canceled

Organizers of events like Music Midtown could look at Georgia’s gun laws and regulation of firearms as being a potential legal liability.

Jag Wire

Can Flashy Music Festivals Go Green?

A handful of festivals are striving to become carbon neutral by reducing waste, using high-tech dance floors and offsetting emissions.

New York Times

La Chine mise sur la musique pour imposer son soft power

La Corée du Sud est devenue un modèle du "soft power" grâce à la K-pop. Sa voisine et rivale, la Chine, espère en faire autant avec ses propres productions musicales.

La Dépêche

La rebeldía tuareg en versos y músicas como llamas que no se apagan

Los tuaregs han tenido que salir a construirse y lo han hecho en “rebeldía”, que también es una característica de ese paraje, según Sennhauser. Esa atención (o la vigilancia) como condición para la supervivencia, tras décadas de colonización, los impulsó a “encontrarse, reaccionar y actuar”, añade.

El País

Mondiacult 2022

The UNESCO World Conference on Cultural Policies and Sustainable Development – MONDIACULT 2022 will be convened by UNESCO forty years after the first Mondiacult World Conference on Cultural Policies held in Mexico City (Mexico) in 1982. In our restless effort to bring the voice of our members and the #FiveMusicRights to the table of decision makers at the highest political level, the International Music Council's team will be in Mexico to follow the conference and represent the global music ecosystem.

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How a Trump soundtrack became a QAnon phenomenon

A song’s journey from a Trump video to online forums and back to Trump rallies shows the melding of the MAGA and QAnon movements.

The Washington Post

Oman and the Power of Music as a Cultural Diplomacy Tool

The Omani hit song “Amatiyah” is promoting Omani culture and heritage to a global audience.


The New Normal: Why More Countries Are Developing National Music Strategies

A few weeks ago, Thailand’s Creative Economy Agency launched a strategy, aimed at competing with and over time, overtaking Korea’s K-Pop as a global cultural phenomenon.


La musique en captivité : de Terezin à Auschwitz

Il y a la grande Histoire. Il y a la grande Musique. Et parfois, les deux se rencontrent, se racontent et s’inspirent. Aujourd’hui, on va s’arrêter sur une période sombre – très sombre – de notre histoire mais au cœur de laquelle certains élans créateurs ont tout de même pu voir le jour et faire naître quelques étincelles.


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