Policy, Research & Politics

“Uyghur Dutar King” detained in China

The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China is currently undergoing a major security crackdown, largely shielded from the outside world by tight controls on foreign media.


Woman Walk the Line: How the Women of Country Music Changed Our Lives

“It seemed like the most subversive way to do it,” Gleason says. “Use country music to discuss female empowerment, coming of age or into one’s own, finding your way. But more importantly, to do it on your own power!”

Nieman Storyboard

Youssou Ndour offre 75 millions aux artistes

Le chanteur sénégalais Youssou Ndour, qui est l'un des 5 lauréats de l'édition 2017 du «Praemium Imperiale», du nom de cette prestigieuse distinction japonaise considérée comme le Nobel des arts, a décidé d'offrir cette récompense, estimée à 75 millions de francs CFA, à la mutuelle de santé des acteurs culturels.

All Africa

How We Can Support the World’s Rich Musical Diversity

Some music thrives, while other musical traditions are on the verge of disappearing


The music of Latin American revolution

Let us play a little game of word association. Caribbean Music. What do you imagine when you read those words?


Canada: Record labels plead for more radio royalties amid cultural policy review

One request is believed to be straightforward – to amend the definition of "sound recording" to widen the scope of who gets royalties for the use of music on film and television.

The Globe and Mail

Saudi Arabia: Concert by female singer airs on TV for first time in decades

Reactions on social media varied between support and disapproval. While some welcomed the broadcast and expressed it by publishing the lyrics of the singer’s songs and using her name as a hashtag; others considered that listening to songs and music was “a sin” and that “this kind of sin will return and have negative results on the country”.


Un nouveau site rassemble toutes les infos utiles des musiques électroniques en France

La SACEM lance officiellement l’Electronic Music Factory, le premier centre de ressources en ligne dédié aux musiques électroniques de France.


Why is there talk of banning funk music in Brazil?

People who believe funk is dangerous for the Brazilian society have recently taken action to officially "ban" this popular music style.

Al Jazeera

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