August 2016 theme: Cultural policy

A nation’s music industry is far more than simply a community of its musicians. It is shaped by how music is broadcast on the airwaves, how it is taught in schools and how musicians are supported through royalty collection and government investment. These factors are typically governed by law – specifically cultural policies governing a country’s creative industries. Without clear, well-considered and effectively implemented laws, musicians face an uncertain future. For this reason we have selected Cultural Policy as our theme for the month of August 2016.

Cultural policy is a key factor in the wellbeing of a nation's music industry. Photo: www.theglobalipcenter.com
Cultural policy is a key factor in the wellbeing of a nation's music industry. Photo: www.theglobalipcenter.com

We have compiled a selection of overview texts covering cultural policy in various African nations, including Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Malawi, Ethiopia, Zambia and Kenya. Together with selected features and news articles on the subject, these texts offer some insight into how Africa’s lawmakers are working on formulating policies to guide their countries' music industries.

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