Policy, Research & Politics

Thai rappers’ rhymes rile military rulers as music video goes viral

The Rap Against Dictatorship collective dish out barbs about the military, corruption, censorship and lack of elections.

South China Morning Post

Taylor Swift urges fans to vote against “fear-based extremism” as she continues political activism

"We want leadership, not fear-based extremism".


Sudan: Singer arrested on charges of wearing indecent clothes

Sudanese police arrested singer Mona Magdi Salim on charges of “indecent” clothing after she wore tight trousers and a white, long-sleeved top at an event, reported Roya News on 21 October 2018.


Here’s what the stark gender disparity among top orchestra musicians looks like

This fall, the world’s great symphony orchestras will open their 2018-19 seasons. And just as they have for decades, many of them will be sharply segregated by gender.


Cultural activism in Northern Nigerian music

It has long been recognised that music has political power in Northern Nigeria. The political landscape of the region has often been characterised by activists who pass messages to their audiences through music and song.

Music in Africa

Droit d’auteur : YouTube lance une démonstration de force contre l’article 13

La plate-forme appelle les youtubeurs à manifester publiquement leur opposition à la directive européenne adoptée le 12 septembre.

Le Monde

Rihanna ne veut plus que Trump utilise sa musique lors de ses meetings

Rihanna a récemment annoncé sur Twitter qu’elle refusait que Trump utilise ses chansons lors de ses "meetings tragiques".

Les InRocks

In Full Panic Mode, YouTube Now Claims Article 13 Will Harm Creators’ Livelihood

According to YouTube and Susan Wojcicki, the European Union – not its own pitiful payouts – is to blame for creators’ low wages.

Digital Music News

Mobility of artists and culture professionals: towards a European policy framework

Mobility is a social and economic condition of artists and culture professionals and, at the same time, a vector of social and economic development.

EU Think Tank

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