Policy, Research & Politics

BMG pledges to review historical record contracts ‘mindful of the music industry’s shameful treatment of black artists’

“If the music industry wants to support black lives, labels and platforms can start with amending contracts, distributing royalties, diversifying boardrooms, and retroactively paying back all the black artists, and their families, they have built their empires on.”

Music Business Worldwide

Zimbabwe : d’un combat à l’autre

Lorsqu’en 1980 Bob Marley a donné un concert historique pour célébrer l’indépendance du Zimbabwe, se doutait-il que le « chimurenga », le combat pour la liberté, ne faisait que commencer dans ce pays ? Retour en musique sur 40 ans d’histoire...

Aux Sons

La fuerza de la música afroestadounidense resuena con las protestas antirracistas

Los manifestantes contra el racismo han afinado su creatividad para acompañar con cantos alusivos las protestas en Estados Unidos, donde se mezcla música nueva con clásicos de todos los tiempos.

El Mostrador

Why Obsessive K-Pop Fans Are Turning Toward Political Activism

After claiming some credit for the fizzling of President Trump’s rally in Oklahoma, the online armies of Korean pop music listeners are feeling prepared and empowered.

The New York Times

Black music action coalition advocacy group launched by top industry executives

A new US advocacy group called the Black Music Action Coalition (BMAC) has formed and seeks to tackle racism, not just in the music industry, but also in ‘society at large’.

Music Business Worldwide

Make cultural relations count

EUNIC published a statement on the importance of cultural relations in a post-crisis global society and their value for friendly and peaceful foreign policy.

EUNIC

Músicas en red consolida su internacionalización con manifiesto y encuentro global

Uno de los principales objetivos de Músicas en red es fomentar la visibilidad y promoción de todas las músicas y artistas vinculadas a lo sonoro, enfocándose en quienes no tienen espacio en las programaciones actuales de la industria capitalista y patriarcal de la música.

El Mostrador

Garder le banjo

Quand elle est culturellement respectable, la musique passe pour un art éthéré, hors de l’histoire, propre à offrir des œuvres éternelles. Moins « convenable », moins reconnue comme savante et élégamment élitaire, elle devient vite soupçonnée de se réduire à un produit jetable, en quête de succès commercial.

Le Monde Diplomatique

The Elephant In The Room

“Why is it that Black music generates millions and millions of dollars a year and yet none of the companies have a meaningful number of employees of color, let alone in the executive suite?”

Music Business Worldwide


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