Policy, Research & Politics

Artists gather to defend the right to artistic freedom in Bangladesh

Artists around the world face threats and limitations from government and non-state actors. Such challenges are also a daily reality for Bangladeshi artists.

Freemuse

Playlists of Protest Music and Endangered Languages on New Smithsonian Folkways Site

“At a time when living culture has a profound role to play in fostering mutual understanding, I am especially proud that we are evolving globally with these new digital platforms and collaborating with partners to bring these stories of cultural diversity to light”.

Hyperallergic

Every country should have a music export office

Music market development agency Sound Diplomacy has called for every country in the world to establish a music export initiative, arguing those without export offices are missing out on “economic and cultural opportunities every day” and “limiting the opportunity to create skills, jobs and a better quality of life for their creatives”.

IQ-Mag

Tourism Vs. The Music Scene

A city learns where music shouldn’t be, in addition to where it should.

Grapevine

La petite musique de la politique

Vladimir Poutine n’est pas, loin s’en faut, le premier chef d’Etat à montrer publiquement ses talents musicaux.

Libération

Asia's first music creators alliance

Japanese composer leads new body advocating rights in digital music era.

Nikkei

The history of American protest music, from “Yankee Doodle” to Kendrick Lamar

How protest music evolved from Civil War refrains to viral Trump videos.

Vox

The Guardian Temporarily ‘Removes’ Story on Palestinian Music Festival

The Guardian temporarily pulled a story on a historic expo featuring “trip-hop” and other artists in Palestine without explanation, saying it was “pending review.”

Florence of Arabia

Politics and dance music are intertwined and there's nothing you can do about it

Certain dance music fans refuse to accept any degree of engagement in politics from artists, figures or publications linked to the scene. And that's perplexing.

Mix Mag


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