Freemuse Newsletter no. 3 / 2007


3 — 2007

Nobel prize winner introduces Freemuse book

"How can you put a song behind bars?". This is a question that Dario Fo, the Italian
Nobel Laureate in literature, raises in the introduction to the Italian edition
of the Freemuse book ‘Shoot the singer’. The book is launched this week-end at the International Book Fair in
Torino, Italy, where Freemuse Director Marie Korpe will introduce the book.

Pakistan: Intensified campaign against music

Attacks on music shops. Music players in cars destoyed. Ban on the sale of CDs and cassettes.
Religious militants’ violent attacks on property belonging
to people who sell, play or listen to music are intensified in north-western Pakistan.

Freemuse enters MySpace

If MySpace was a country it would be among the ten largest countries in the world.
On 2 May 2007, Freemuse became a citizen there – and soon after had numerous prominent
visitors who left their business cards at the door step.

Changes in the Freemuse secretariat

Our administrator Rikke Nagell will be on maternity leave from 18 May 2007 til 1 June 2008.

News updates on our website features news stories
and background documents on music censorship every week.

Video interviews


– The World Forum on Music and Censorship 

Nytorv 17, 3rd floor

1450 Copenhagen K    


Tel  +45 33 32 10 27

Freemuse (FREEdom of MUSical Expression) is an international
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and composers worldwide.

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