• Australia: Singer received death threats after asking group to stop using songs

    Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes revealed on ABC’s Q&A show on 19 September 2016 that he and his family were sent death threats after he asked anti-immigration groups to stop using his songs at their rallies because he didn’t want him or his music to be “associated with hate speech”, reported The Sydney Morning Herald on […]
  • Australia: Transgender musician bashed in Sydney live music venue

    Sydney musician Stephanie McCarthy was allegedly bashed in Newtown’s Town Hall Hotel on 12 June 2015 as she was waiting to go on stage to perform with her band, Love Maul. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Stephanie McCarthy was approached by five males who began to verbally and physically abuse her, by pulling her […]
  • Australia: Controversy over race-hate music festival

    NEWS Australia: Controversy over race-hate music festival On 17 April 2010 a white supremacy group in Queensland organised a race-hate music festival on the Gold Coast. The city’s mayor, Ron Clarke, as well as multicultural community groups said that the best defence to such marginal, fanatical groups would be a deaf ear. When flyers for a white […]
  • Australia: Didgeridoo concert cancelled

    NEWS Australia:Didgeridoo concert cancelled A concert featuring Australia’s most renowned didgeridoo player William Barton was cancelled in Broome after local Aboriginal leaders said that the instrument was “taboo” in the town, and that taking the ancient instrument into the classical genre was “disrespectful”, reported several Australian newspapers_______________________________________________     William Barton On 22 May 2007 the ensemble Windstrokes […]
  • Australia: Rock band self-censored over fear of influencing trial

    NEWS Australia:Rock band changed song lyrics The Australian rock band Powderfinger changed the lyrics to one of its songs on its forthcoming album over fears it could prejudice an upcoming court case – or over fears of legal complaint An Aboriginal 36-year-old man, Mulrunji Doomadgee, died in custody on Palm Island in north Queensland in […]
  • Speakers of the 3rd Freemuse World Conference

    | Start page | Media coverage | Programme | Photos | Video interviews |  3rd FREEMUSE WORLD CONFERENCEON MUSIC AND CENSORSHIP SPEAKERS AND MODERATORS Andy Fuller (Australia)Andy Fuller was born in 1977 in Melbourne, Australia. He completed his Master of Arts in 2004 at University of Melbourne. His thesis studied the politically subversive literature of […]
  • Australia: New censorship codes imposed

    NEWS Australia: New censorship codes imposedEditorial on how the Federal Government has over-reacted to a tiny protest group’s complaints about song lyrics. In February 2004 the Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA) announced on its website the first two artists to be classified Level 3 under the new code. The sticker on the CDs reads “Restricted: High Impact […]
  • New code Down Under

    NEWS New code Down UnderAustralians under 18 years old could soon be barred from purchasing CDs by artists such as Eminem, the Rolling Stones, and Tori AmosStory from BBC Related reading Australia: Controversy over race-hate music festival When a white supremacy group in Queensland organised a race-hate music festival on the Gold Coast on 17 […]
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