A music competition aims at introducing new talent in the Islamic Republic. But when you live and work in the Islamic Republic of Iran, there are certain limitations, either subconscious or explicit, on forms of self-expression. Subjects such as censorship, quality, and who should be the judge turned many meetings into lengthy discussions.
Rapper Valtonyc and his lawyer confirmed they have appealed to the Spanish Supreme Court to repeal a 3.5-year prison sentence on charges over to his lyrics.
Afghan pop star Aryana Sayeed carried on with her concert in Kabul on 19 August 2017 after the venue was changed due to pressure from religious clerics.