Policy, Research & Politics

Royal Opera House ruling will have a 'profound impact' on orchestras

Musicians could be required to wear earplugs "at all times" following a landmark ruling on hearing loss.

The Independent

Parité en musique : les festivals doivent faire leur part

Les événements musicaux doivent cesser de simplement refléter les goûts du public et assumer leur responsabilité sociale en mettant davantage de l'avant les talents féminins.

Radio Canada

All the Rage: When Is Music a Political Action

Is producing music pointless? Is writing concert music selfish? What does writing and performing concert music do anyway? How does it help people? How does it feed them? How does it fix greed and corruption? How does it prevent an unnecessary war? How does it stop teenagers from fighting in combat and dying?

New Music Box

Same Old Rap: The Grammys' Race Toward Irrelevance

It's time to acknowledge that the Grammy Awards has a real race problem on its hands: It's racing toward total irrelevance.

NPR

An Unlikely Youth Revolution at the Paris Opera

According to the company, it had 95,000 audience members younger than 28 last season — more than 10 percent of tickets sold and 30,000 more than just two years before.

The New York Times

East African Women in the Music Industry Sing Out Against Male Domination

“Women in music: We have made ourselves known in the music industry around the world. Yet gender inequality, sexism, and pay gaps persist,” said Carola Kinasha, a Tanzanian-based musician and activist who recently moderated a panel discussion on women in music.

Global Voices

All that jazz: Saudis attend country's first jazz festival

Men and women swayed to music at Saudi Arabia’s first-ever jazz festival on Friday, the second of a three-day outdoor event that showcases the Kingdom’s recent efforts of shedding its conservative image.

Reuters

Musique & politique en Côte d'Ivoire

Des musiques négro-africaines nées dans les labeurs des plantations esclavagistes d’Amérique au chant des partisans en passant par le tout aussi populaire que dansant indépendance Tcha Tcha du Congo, la musique a toujours été partie intégrante de « l’arsenal politique ».

Libération

Obama Is the Most Name-Dropped President in Music

Music reflects culture, so of course politics makes its way into songs.

Billboard


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