Policy, Research & Politics

Bringing Attention to the Maori Language, One Song at a Time

“Waiata/Anthems,” Lorde’s “Te Ao Marama” EP and a host of other projects are aimed at revitalizing the Indigenous language of New Zealand via music.

The New York Times

Afghanistan's singers flee Taliban violence

Afghan singers who escaped to Pakistan say they had no choice but to flee when the Taliban took power in Afghanistan.

BBC

Here’s what women are earning (compared to men) in the UK music industry

Companies in the UK with more than 250 employees have once again been legally required to publish their annual gender pay gap stats – and today (October 5) was the deadline.

Music Business Worldwide

Ce que la chanson engagée nous enseigne sur la liberté d’expression en France

Les chansons racontent la société (Louis-Jean Calvet) et le patrimoine français compte bon nombre de chansons engagées, subversives et contestataires, qu’il s’agisse d’attaquer la monarchie au début du XIXe siècle, de soutenir la lutte des résistants pendant la deuxième guerre mondiale, de défendre la liberté d’expression ou l’antiracisme.

The Conversation

Los Rolling Stones, en la picota

El temor a ser políticamente incorrectos afecta incluso a quienes construyeron su carrera con la provocación.

El País

MusicAIRE – An Innovative Recovery for Europe

Inova+ and the European Music Council (EMC) have launched the new European project MusicAIRE. The consortium will develop grants to support the music ecosystem to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis in a green, digital and just and resilient way. The consortium invites the European music sector to answer to the questionnaire for a first needs analysis which will form the basis of further discussion on the call for grants to be developed.

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Rapper sentenced to one year in prison for ‘insulting the President of Belarus’ in his song

Petrov has been sentenced under Article 368 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus for a question he formed in the song on whether President Lukashenko is “a person with low intelligence”.

Freemuse

Will R Kelly’s conviction lead to a reckoning for the music industry?

For decades, a culture of sexual abuse has been ignored. Helen Brown asks whether we are at a turning point.

Financial Times

As Most Music Is Silenced in Afghanistan, a Style Favored by the Taliban Fills the Void

Once unwelcome, a cappella songs known as taranas now dominate the airwaves.

The Wall Street Journal


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