Policy, Research & Politics

Angélique Kidjo on pop, politics and power

She’s played with everyone from Tony Allen to David Byrne. Now the Grammy winner is singing with a new generation of African stars, celebrating their continent while confronting its failings.

The Guardian

Does Basata’s move muffle or unfold artists’ creativity?

The National Arts Council (Basata: ‘Baraza la Sanaa Tanzania’) caused a frenzy in social media after Emmanuel Elibariki - whose stage name s ‘Nay Wa Mitego’ - announced that his song ‘Mama’ which was to be released on Monday, May 3, 2021 was held back by the Basata from being released on streaming platforms.

The Citizen

Music industry remains concerned about European Commission’s guidance on safe harbour reform

On Friday, the European Commission published guidance to help with that implementation process. You know, entirely too late to help with the implementation process.

Complete Music Update

Pourquoi l'Eurovision est bien plus qu'une compétition musicale

Cette compétition, l'événement non sportif le plus regardé par les Européens, parle aussi de géopolitique et de sociologie. Une visite guidée de cette fascinante galaxie, avec son histoire, sa géographie et son économie, ses lois, ses habitants et... ses ovnis.

Les Echos

El Covid ha provocado "una crisis devastadora" en la cultura y el arte

La asistencia a los museos ha caído un 70%, la industria del cine baja un 74% y los ingresos por conciertos se desploman un 80%.

El Mundo

Indonesia enforces song copyrights

One of the articles states the obligation of cafes, cinemas and other commercial businesses to pay royalties.

Asia Business Law Journal

Four in 10 musicians could leave Britain over EU touring fears

More than 40% of musicians polled about their work in the European Union said they would consider relocating to continue accessing jobs, with a fifth contemplating changing career entirely.

The Stage

Over 180 musicians take a stance against Spotify’s speech-monitoring patent

The tech can potentially monitor and record speech to make personalised music recommendations.

Music Tech

Au Nigeria : Seun Kuti, la musique et le combat politique en héritage

Légende de l’afrobeat, Fela Kuti était aussi la voix de la lutte pour la démocratie dans les années 1970. Un demi-siècle plus tard et alors que la colère des jeunes s’est fait entendre ces derniers mois, son fils Seun marche dans ses pas. Il espère changer le Nigeria.

Courrier International

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