Policy, Research & Politics

Beethoven Has a First Name

The past several decades have seen the world of American classical music reckoning with its racist and sexist history; as it has with many other areas of culture, that process has greatly accelerated over the past year.

Slate

The poetics and politics of rap music in the UK

As ever, rap at its most politically conscious becomes a mouthpiece for the voiceless, the marginal, those who contribute most productively in society but are rarely heard.

Oxford University Press

Comment #musictoo libère la parole dans l’industrie musicale

En l’espace de deux mois et demi, un compte Instagram créé pour répertorier les agressions sexistes et sexuelles au sein de la profession a récolté plus de 300 témoignages.

Le Monde

La música trans negra que desafía al Brasil de Bolsonaro

Las artistas Linn da Quebrada y Jup do Bairro esquivan el racismo y la transfobia a ritmo de funk brasileiro junto a la productora y DJ Badsista.

El País

Turkey: Two Grup Yorum members released after 10 months of detention

The Turkish authorities have frequently targeted Grup Yorum for singing about political injustice and inequality.

Freemuse

Without Live Music to Play, Pearl Jam Reimagines Rock Activism in 2020

The pandemic has grounded rock tours and left clubs empty. So Pearl Jam is turning to the tools of modern politics to get out the vote.

The New York Times

Facebook clarifies rules on music livestreams ahead of new rules

The new rules, as explained in Facebook’s Music Guidelines, stated: “You may not use videos on our Products to create a music listening experience.

NME

Au Brésil, le rap indigène entre en guerre

Dans le sillage des pionniers Brô MC’s, Kunumí MC crie la colère des peuples menacés de génocide par la politique de Bolsonaro.

Aux Sons

Ray Charles, el hombre que con la música destruyó la barrera racial en los Estados Unidos

Se cumplen 90 años del nacimiento del padre del soul, que con clásicos como “What’d I Say” y “Georgia On My Mind” borró las líneas que existían entre música religiosa y secular y dinamitó la segregación entre blancos y negros.

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