Can House Music Help Disrupt Mass Incarceration?

It might sound far-fetched, but this is what Bring Down the Walls, a month-long project by led New York arts nonprofit Creative Time, aims to do. One part social justice workshop, one part dance club, and one part concept album, the initiative takes a hard look at criminal justice issues through the lens of house music.

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Why We’re Pulling Our Ads from Big Tech Platforms Next Week

We are concerned by the recent revelations about Facebook and the exploitation of its platform. The Cambridge Analytica scandal, like many recent headlines coming out of Silicon Valley, raises questions about whether Big Tech is doing enough to balance its own interests with one of its biggest responsibilities: Safeguarding your privacy.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

I’ll never forget the night I decided I was finished with the music industry. I’d spent the better part of the 90s in a band, singing and playing bass in clubs across the country. I also managed the business side of things, making sure we got paid and even brokering a record deal with a label. By 1999, I’d lost count of all the venues we’d played and all the cocky sound guys who felt compelled to…

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Celebrate Music Freedom By Supporting These Censored Musicians

What would the world be like without music? For the past decade, Freemuse – a leading free expression organisation based in Denmark – has been asking that provocative question of music lovers. Music Freedom Day (3rd March) aims to raise awareness about censorship and to celebrate the courageous musicians practising their art in the face of adversity.

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What would the world look like without music? An interview with Freemuse

Freemuse is one of the foremost organisations dedicated to tracking threats against musicians and artists worldwide. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Freemuse advocates for musicians at a number of levels, from highlighting attacks on individual artists to pressuring governments at the United Nations to protect them.

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Listen Better: An Open Letter from Patrick Spence

Music is at the heart of our mission at Sonos.  But in today’s world, music faces mounting threats. Too many artists face barriers to free expression and others can be jailed or even killed for merely sharing their songs over the internet. Communities lack space and resources to ensure all musicians can be heard. We’re failing to foster a new generation of music lovers prepared for success in the…

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