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When the music's over

When Pearl Jam led 50,000 people in a chant of “Save the Showbox” in a Seattle stadium last month, the rockers confronted a question facing many cities: When do the cultural costs of a property boom become too high?


The Slow Silencing of Sexism at the Symphony

This season, works by women composers are being featured more frequently by many American orchestras. Mozart and Schubert, meet Mazzolli and Shaw.

Pacific Standard

Improving creators' royalty collections in Africa

CISAC Global Collections Report, to be issued later this year, is expected to show royalty collections for creators in Africa at more than €70 million, mostly for music.


European parliament gives thumbs up to controversial copyright reforms

Today’s plenary vote in the European parliament was on amended proposals that had been rejected by MEPs in a vote in July with parliamentarians arguing for a fuller debate and more balanced measures.

Tech Crunch

Rap music rebels against Egyptian society

The success of Mekky’s “Akher Cha’awa” demonstrates that rap songs can express the reality of youth more so than other musical styles.

The Arab Weekly

L'activiste colombien qui utilise la musique contre les milices armées

Alberto Vidal Mina, activiste colombien, s’est mué en prof de musique et de danse pour aider à éduquer et émanciper les jeunes les plus précaires de sa ville : Caloto, dans le sud-ouest de la Colombie.

Green Room

Music industry campaigners hope lacklustre protests and talk of butterflies will help get safe harbour reform through

As the music business prepares for the next big push to secure safe harbour reform in Europe, the industry’s lobbyists are hoping that MEPs have seen the photographs of last weekend’s protests against said reforms, which are somewhat light on protestors.

Complete Music Update

Bobi Wine, Uganda’s ‘ghetto president’, upstages the real head of state

Robert Kyagulanyi cannot remember the day that Yoweri Museveni was first inaugurated as president of Uganda. It was 33 years ago, and he was just three.

Mail & Guardian

Censorship at Donaueschingen?

Can contemporary classical music serve as a useful framework for negotiating one of the most contentious political issues of our generation?


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