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Turkey fines major broadcaster for playing ‘homosexual’ P!nk music

The video features same-sex couples dancing, which angered conservatives in the Muslim country.

Daily Star

Clip raciste anti-Blanc du rappeur Nick Conrad

Il chante : "Je rentre dans des crèches, je tue des bébés blancs, attrapez-les vite et pendez leurs parents, écartelez-les pour passer le temps, divertir les enfants noirs de tout âge petits et grands."

Agora Vox

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.

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