• USA: Documentary film about Dixie Chicks: ‘Shut up & Sing’

    FILMS ##PagePublishedLong## USA:‘Shut up & Sing’ – a documentary film about Dixie Chicks – awarded Numerous awards have been given to the documentary film about freedom of speech and censorship in the field of American country music “Shut up & Sing” documents the country trio The Dixie Chicks during the three years of medial and […]
  • USA: Dixie Chicks’ triumph over censorship: Five Grammys

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## USA:Dixie Chicks’ triumph over censorship: Five Grammys It was a victory over censorship, boycott and death threats when Dixie Chicks ‘swept’ the most prestigious honours in the global music calendar, the Grammy Awards The news went around the globe: A triumphant comeback for the country trio The Dixie Chicks three years after they caused […]
  • USA: ‘Crash into me, baby!’

    ARTICLE ##PagePublishedLong## Crash into me, baby: America’s implicit music censorship since 11 Septemberby Eric Nuzum “Freedom has been attacked, but freedom will be defended.” These were the words of President George Bush shortly after the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. Bush went on to say that the terrorists “cannot touch the foundation […]
  • Bob Titley: Artists afraid to speak out

    INTERVIEW ##PagePublishedLong## US Music executive: Artists afraid to speak out Launching the new Freemuse report in Nashville, Freemuse founding member, Ole Reitov, met with one of Nashville’s leading music executives, Bob Titley, to discuss corporate censorship and self censorship in the US Bob Titley is one of the founding members of Music Row Democrats, which […]
  • USA: Country band banned on radio stations – again

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## USA:Country band banned on radio stations – again Songs of the top-selling American country band Dixie Chicks have been banned on country radio stations, and ticket sales are reportedly way off in southern US cities after they recorded a new single called ‘Not Ready To Make Nice’, and named their new tour ‘Accidents […]
  • USA: Dixie Chicks film about censorship censored

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## USA:Dixie Chicks film about censorship censored The American tv-network NBC and the CW Television Network has refused to air ads for the new documentary ‘Shut Up & Sing’, about the top-selling American country band Dixie Chicks According to Drudge Report, NBC has stated that NBC “cannot accept these spots as they are disparaging […]
  • Musical responses to 9/11: From Conservative patriotism to radicalism

    ARTICLE ##PagePublishedLong## Musical responses to September 11th: From conservative patriotism to radicalismby Martin Cloonan Read about 9/11 and music censorship in “Musical responses to September 11th: From conservative patriotism to radicalism” – a chapter by Freemuse chairperson Martin Cloonan, from the book “9/11 – The world’s all out of tune Populäre Musik nach dem 11. […]
  • Music during wartime

    NEWS ##PagePublishedLong## Music during wartimeThe war on Iraq has in many ways affected freedom of musical expression; from The Dixie Chicks receiving death threats and being boycotted by many radio stations, to a new wave of protest music. Below is an extensive collection of links to articles related to music and the war on Iraq. February […]
  • Shoot the Singer! Book

    SHOOT THE SINGER! MUSIC CENSORSHIP TODAY 25 May 2004 Edited by Marie Korpe (Executive Director, Freemuse), published by Zed Books, London.Publication date: 18 May 2004. CD included. Shoot the Singer! Music Censorship Today was presented on 18 May 2004 at a combined book launch and one-day seminar on music censorship at SOAS (School of Oriental […]
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