• Singapore: Censorship of pop star A-mei condemned by fans

    The Singaporean government’s censorship last week of a song by Taiwanese pop diva A-mei (阿妹) at a music festival has sparked heated condemnation from Taiwanese internet-users.  The government reportedly said that lyrics addressing same-sex relationships were unsuitable for the event’s audience. Source: www.taipeitimes.com
  • China: Once banned Taiwanese singer regains popularity

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## China:Once banned Taiwanese singer regains popularity Beijing officials who seven years ago banned the music of pop star Chang Hui-mei, better known as A-mei, now use her name to improve political ties between mainland China and the small island of Taiwan, reported Reuters on 13 September 2007. By Martin Buch Larsen, Freemuse Taiwan’s […]
  • 1980-2000

    ASIA     ##PagePublishedLong## 1980 – 2000 1980s. Pakistan. Music was banned on PTV, the national tv station in Pakistan. 1980s til today. North KoreaIn North Korea, music is controlled by a government which encourages light, state-sponsored music, or music with patriotic worker-driven themes played on radios or in public by large worker’s orchestras. Kim Jong II […]
  • Women and Music Censorship – Past to Present

    ARTICLE ##PagePublishedLong## Women and Music Censorship – Past to Presentby Eva Fenn A summary of the restrictions women have had as singers, as composers and as instrumentalists from the Middle Ages until today, illustrated with individual examples Read the article as PDF Eva Fenn is BA-student in “Popular Music and Media”, Musikwissenschaftliches Seminar, University of […]
  • Taiwan star silenced by China row

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Taiwan star silenced by China rowA Taiwanese pop singer has cancelled a concert in China after a protest accusing her of supporting independence for the island, Taiwan media reports. Chang Hui-mei, popularly known to her fans as A-mei, was due to perform in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. Story from BBC Read […]
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