Policy, Research & Politics

2020 Was The Year Of Protest Music

One of the most striking ways we'll remember the music of 2020 — a year of serious social reckoning, especially during the resurgence of Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May — was by the sounds of protest.


Life and Hip-Hop: Examining the complex relationship between music and politics

The impact of music extends far beyond the play and pause buttons. Formed in the 1970s as an underground movement, hip-hop has expanded into various art forms and musical subgenres – with rap specifically being one of the most popular musical styles among today’s youth.

Daily Bruin

‘Cold, hard numbers’ capture opera’s staggering gender inequities

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, or so the old joke goes. But according to a new analysis of systemic gender discrimination in the opera industry, if you’re a classical singer, you’ll have a much easier time getting there if you’re a man.

The Boston Globe

Twitch exaspère les utilisateurs avec sa politique de droits d’auteur

La plate-forme de vidéo en direct s’est finalement expliquée sur les problèmes de droits inhérents à la musique auxquels sont confrontés ses utilisateurs depuis quelques mois.

Le Monde

John Lennon: su música y la política

Este 8 de diciembre se cumple un nuevo aniversario del asesinato del beatle que más se ligó a las cuestiones sociales y políticas. Aquí repasamos cómo se enfrentó a los grandes poderes con su música, arte y una sensibilidad.

La Izquierda Diario

Music, Power, and Politics in 2020

We can learn a lot from public figures about the transformative powers of music.

Psychology Today

The perils of mixing music and politics in Nigeria

Musicians play a prominent role in Nigeria’s dynamic political landscape, especially since the country became a democracy. Politics and music have always enjoyed a symbiotic relationship, even during austere military regimes.

The Conversation

Unprecedented International Coalition led by Performing Arts Organizations to Commission COVID-19 Study

A number of performing arts organizations have joined forces to commission a study on the effects of COVID-19 on the return to the rehearsal hall.


L’ère Meiji ou la musique classique occidentale comme outil politique

La « Daiku » est un symbole fort de l’enracinement de la musique classique occidentale dans la culture et le quotidien des japonais d’aujourd’hui. Mais pour bien comprendre les raisons de cet ancrage surprenant pour un regard européen, c’est sur l’histoire du pays du soleil levant qu’il faut s’attarder, et particulièrement le Japon de Meiji de 1868 à 1912.

Res Musica

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