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Policy, Research & Politics

IMPALA and Julie's Bicycle launch carbon calculator for independent music sector

The tool aims to help IMPALA members measure their impact on the planet, thereby achieving their climate goals. It is based on Creative Green Tools developed by Julie’s Bicycle, and tailored to the needs of independent record companies.

Music Week

Grammy's Global Music Categories...

The new category is called "best global music performance." The Grammy rules says it is "reserved for international performers exhibiting non-European, indigenous traditions."
But if you look at the list of nominees for the 64th annual awards ceremony, it's not that diverse.

WFUV

Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” Plagiarism Lawsuit Could Change Music Forever

“Blurred Lines” set a dangerous precedent. If the jury knows where to look, “Levitating” could be the next casualty.

Slate

Charles Mingus : un siècle de colère musicale

Charles Mingus est l’un des contrebassistes les plus emblématiques de l’histoire du jazz. Mais face à la réalité et à l’injustice sociale, « l’homme le plus en colère du jazz » fera de son œuvre un art non seulement musical mais aussi politique.

Radio France

Derecho de la música: plagio o influencia inspiradora

La prueba del plagio en sede musical requiere de un examen y un estudio muy técnico sometido al debate y a la sana crítica judicial.

Legal Today

The Military Weapon That Has Become a Musical Touchstone in Ukraine

Turkish-made aerial drones armed with laser-guided missiles have, in the past two weeks, helped Ukraine slow Russia’s invasion. Known as Bayraktar TB2s, the drones are not just a piece of military equipment anymore. They are symbols of Ukrainian resistance—and the inspiration for a very catchy song.

The Atlantic

The Women Behind the First Black Music Magazine

In the late 19th century, “The Musical Messenger” had a message to send.

Atlas Obscura

Diva or Canon Fodder?

Women rarely survive in opera – though they have stunning music to accompany their demise. In recent years there have been calls to address opera’s gendered violence, but as Caitlin Vincentexplains, it’s a complex issue with no easy fix. Employing more female composers, conductors, directors and designers is a start.

Limelight

Why songwriters – and music fans – should be wary of the Ed Sheeran plagiarism case

The 'Shape Of You' singer is facing crunch time in his most recent plagiarism case. The outcome could mean a free-for-all on pop.

NME


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