Policy, Research & Politics

India: Music company removed a song by Pakistani singer from YouTube channel

The Indian music company T-Series removed the version of the song “Kinna Sona” by Pakistani singer Atif Aslam after uploading it to their YouTube channel, reported The Indian Express.


Black Artists on How to Change Classical Music

With their major institutions founded on white European models and obstinately focused on the distant past, classical music and opera have been even slower than American society at large to confront racial inequity.

The New York Times

A Timeline of Kanye West Getting Political

Kanye West paved a long road before reaching his 2020 presidential run, which he announced on the 4th of July.


Scénique et politique

Woodstock et les luttes des chanteurs engagés jouxtant le combat du siècle entre Mohamed Ali et George Foreman n'en furent que deux exemples cette semaine. La scène musicale est une place forte de la politique.

France Culture

Beyoncé dénonce le sexisme et le racisme dans la musique

Beyoncé a profité de son discours aux lycéens fraîchement diplômés pour livrer un discours très puissant, dans lequel elle traite tour à tour du racisme et du sexisme, dans la société et dans l’industrie musicale.

20 Minutes

El Supremo confirma la condena de seis meses de cárcel para los raperos de 'La Insurgencia'

Ha confirmado la sentencia de la Sala de Apelación de la Audiencia Nacional que condenó en septiembre de 2018 a seis meses de prisión a doce miembros del grupo de rap 'La Insurgencia' por el delito de enaltecimiento del terrorismo a través de las letras de sus canciones.


Music Industry Groups Launch Campaign Seeking Fair Trade For Music In Global Markets

Several music industry groups have partnered to launch a new campaign, titled For The Fair Trade Of Music, seeking the fair and equal treatment of music creators when their music is performed in international markets. According to a statement from the coalition, U.S. music creators lose more than $330 million in royalties each year without universal national treatment protections.

Music Row

As Arab rappers challenge the old ways, despots hit back

Rap music came to the Middle East a generation ago, when Moroccans studying in the West returned with it. King Muhammad VI has promoted hip-hop as a cultural antidote to Islamism.

The Economist

Latin music term ‘urbano’ comes under scrutiny in wake of protests

In the wake of the nationwide protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police, and following last week’s music business-led Blackout Tuesday, music executives began to reconsider or eliminate the use of the word “urban” to define a genre of music.

Los Angeles Times

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