Policy, Research & Politics

Religious extremism disastrous to music in Pakistan

Since 2001, 12 women have been reportedly killed because of their direct involvement in music in North Western Pakistan. Approximately 600 musicians suffered due to the closure of Dabgari Bazar during the MMA government.

Freemuse

La culture se mobilise pour la Centrafrique

« À travers le spectacle, le plaisir, le public qui viendra voir et qui va sourire avec nous, qui va réfléchir et penser avec nous, nous pensons que nous pourrions apporter notre petite pierre à la réconciliation de ce pays. »

RFI

Young musicians to 'miss out' after scrapping of EU download levy

Plans by the European Union to raise a levy on the sale of iPads and tablets to help young musicians benefit from downloads have been blocked by the British government.

The Telegraph

Music: The Secret to Middle East Peace?

You may be surprised to learn that music can be a unifying factor for Arabs and Israelis. After all, both have common ethnic, cultural and linguistic origins.

SGV

Syria: The soundtrack of Syrian resistance

Music has been at the core of the Syrian uprising since its beginning in 2011, and for the same reason musicians have been killed and are being silenced by force.

Freemuse

A beloved Iranian singer releases a music video in support of gay rights

On Valentine's Day, the famous Iranian pop singer Googoosh released a music video that has stirred debate in the Iranian community, both inside and outside the country.

PRI

El Sistema must make a stand in Venezuela

El Sistema has a duty to speak out: "No more excuses, no more 'Artists are above and beyond everything'."

The Telegraph

Chile: Artists and managers discuss changes in the Cultural Donations Law

The Cultural Donations Law is a mechanism that encourages private companies or individuals to support art and culture projects. It aims to promote the cultural development of the country, to provide new sources of financing for culture and promote access to art, heritage and cultural projects.

IFACCA

2014: Another Year Of Music Censorship...

Music censorship is shaping the way we perceive society and music. Sometimes, certain songs are simply banned from being broadcasted on the radio. In worse cases however, artists have to flee their country, are imprisoned or, worst, are killed.

World Music Network


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