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Smashed Hits 2.0

Smashed Hits 2.0
Music Under Pressure

First Edition

186 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This issue of Index on Censorship magazine is available for purchase as an individual volume.

For musicians, broadcasters, singers and their fans around the world, censorship is a fact of life – from legal threats against filesharers to restrictions on performing live. But some musicians and music lovers face more extreme conditions than others. In its latest issue, Index publishes interviews and articles by leading music writers and musicians on the challenges to free expression – whether digital, legal or commercial.

*Daniel Barenboim on his stand against censorship
*Radiohead's Colin Greenwood on how the net sets musicians free
*Will Self on banning the Sex Pistols
*Femi Kuti on confronting censors in Nigeria

Read about the songs they tried to ban, the musicians stopped for playing live, and the singers who are put on trial in the bumper Smashed Hits issue of Index.

Index on Censorship is an award-winning magazine, devoted to protecting and promoting free expression. International in outlook, outspoken in comment, Index on Censorship reports on free expression violations around the world, publishes banned writing and shines a light on vital free expression issues through original, challenging and intelligent commentary and analysis, publishing some of the world's finest writers.

Jo Glanville
Daniel Barenboim
Bring Music, Bring Life
An Exclusive Interview by Clemency Burton-Hill

Colin Greenwood
Set Yourself Free
Technology Brings Radiohead Closer to Their Fans

Will Self
Words and Music
God Save The Queen

Peter Jenner
The Deal
Musicians Have to Play the Game to Succeed

Marie Korpe and Ole Reitov
Banned: A Guide to Music Censorship
Malu Halasa
Fight the Power
Hip Hop Is the Sound of Modern Protest

Negar Shaghaghi
Sounds of Silence
Young Iranians Defy Convention to Make Music

Simon Broughton
Notes from Underground
The Challenges Facing a Female Singer in Tehran

Gilad Atzmon
Primacy of the Ear
The Education of a Jazz Musician

Malu Halasa
Words and Music
Chuy y Mauricio


Khyam Allami
Dispatches from a New Generation
The Independent Music Scene in the Middle East

Chaza Charafeddine
Body and Soul
Preview of the New Exhibition

Femi Kuti
Words and Music
Beng Beng Beng

Louise Gray
Killer Songs
Is There Some Music That Deserves Banning?

Lapiro De Mbanga
Voice to the Voiceless
The Cameroonian Musician Speaks to Index from Prison

Kaya Genc
Coffee-House Blues
Kurdish Musicians Are Battling against Prejudice

Htein Lin
Rocking Rangoon
Music and Resistance in Burma

Tradition of Protest
A Singer Unafraid of Taboos in Tibet

Rachel Aspden
Trance Music
A Vibrant Culture Is Being Challenged by Orthodox Islam

Jan Fairley
Control Shift
Cuban Musicians Are Pushing the Boundaries

A Round-up of Music Censorship Stories

Jo Glanville

Jo Glanville is Director of English PEN and joined the organization in September 2012 from Index on Censorship, where she served as an award-winning Editor since 2006.  More About Author

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