Music students to Germany from abroad should be familiar with composers such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Stockhausen. However, knowing modern Nigerian composers like Joshua Uzoigwe and Fela Sowande or the 16th-century Indian court musician Tansen is neither expected nor is their music taught in German music colleges. "For the entrance exams, you have to be familiar with Western European music; you can't apply as a specialist in African drum rhythms," Julia Gerlach from Berlin's Akademie der Künste cultural institute told Deutsche Welle. Watch video 04:13 Share Berlin, city of music, goes online Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3rXHj Berlin, city of music, goes online Oxford plans to change curriculum The University of Oxford has recognized the lack of diversity in its curriculum. Recently, Britain's The Sunday … [Read more...] about Is classical music colonialist?
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Publishing rights are a lucrative business, as Michael Jackson found out after he acquired 251 Beatles songs for more than $47 million in 1985 and doubled his money 10 years later. But that catalog was cheap by today's standards. Bob Dylan sold all his song rights to Universal Music for what Rolling Stone magazine estimates to be around $400 million in late 2020. Dylan had been one of the few artists who had retained the rights to their own catalog. But the balladeer has joined a slew of top-selling music artists who have recently made their publishing rights prized currency in a song acquisition boom. Just this week, the Red Hot Chili Peppers also got in on the act. The evergreen rock four-piece sold their publishing rights to Hipgnosis Songs Fund for over $140 million (€116.2 million), according to the music publication Billboard . Earlier this year, Neil Young also sold the rights to 50% of his songs, including such classics as "Heart of Gold," to the same investment … [Read more...] about Music Inc: Why song rights sales are booming
Kim Jong-un has ordered North Korea's youth army officials to stage a crackdown on the presence of haircuts and music he doesn't like among the country's teenagers. The dictator has told Youth League officials to closely watch "the speech, hairstyles and attire of young people" and take note of any "abnormal activities and psychological changes". People in North Korea are said to often choose from a list of government-approved haircuts and there has reportedly been an effort to stamp out the use of foreign slang in recent years. The despot is reportedly on a campaign to fight back influences from other countries, which he perceives as a threat to the power of his regime. In a letter released by North Korean state media he wrote that Chinese and South Korean fashion making its way into North Korea was a "serious concern". “Obviously, the spread of Chinese or South Korean or other foreign fashion is a serious concern for the North Korean government,” he said. “First … [Read more...] about Kim Jong-un orders army youth to stamp out haircuts and music he doesn’t like
BRITISH people will be welcomed back to Coronavirus- ravaged France from June 9 if they have a ‘health pass,’ it has emerged. Details of a new roadmap out of the pandemic agreed by President Emmanuel Macron were leaked to the media on Thursday - ahead of Macron’s official announcement of the timeline later this evening. It will allow the British – the biggest visitor group to Paris – and other foreign nationals back into the country if they have proof of being vaccinated or a negative PCR test. France is currently in lockdown, but this will gradually be lifted in May as restaurants and bars are allowed to reopen. The four-phase plan will see France fully reopened just nine days after the UK, despite its far higher infection, hospitalisation and death rates. France still has some 6000 Covid patients in intensive care, and the vaccine rollout is far slower than in Britain. But Macron’s full plan – which he is expected to confirm officially on Thursday evening – will … [Read more...] about Brits able to visit France with vaccine passport from June as Emmanuel Macron unveils exit roadmap to reopen country
Fun-loving Brits made the most of the Bank Holiday weekend and braved the cold to hit pubs and bars across the country. Three weeks after restrictions eased in England, drinkers were seen taking advantage of the three-day weekend. In Liverpool, thousands of clubbers ditched face masks and social distancing to return to the dancefloor for the second instalment of a huge pilot event. Taking place on Friday and Saturday night, 3,000 people attended The First Dance, hosted by club night Circus, in the city. Inside the Bramley-Moore Dock warehouse, crowds packed the floor to dance shoulder-to-shoulder for the first time in more than a year. Club-goers were seen hugging and kissing each other, with some sitting on others' shoulders for a better view of the stage. In London, the streets of Soho were packed with Brits enjoying the Bank Holiday with drinkers spilling out onto the street . After months of lockdown, outside areas of bars in Leeds city centre were busy as … [Read more...] about Brits go wild on long-overdue night out with pubs and bars packed across country