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3 May 2021
The iPhone maker unfairly puts music-streaming rivals at a disadvantage due to its App Store rules, the EU's competition commissioner has said.
24 Apr 2021
Calling on governments to "tell the truth about the climate emergency", the Music Declares Emergency initiative has brought together artists including Billie Eilish, Massive Attack and Radiohead. Since its launch in France, it has attracted similar support. DJ and producer Fakear joins us to tell us why he signed up to the project, as well as how touring and festivals can become greener. As people around the world mark Earth Day, we talk about government responses to activism and the planet's capacity to regenerate with – or without – the human race.
18 Apr 2021
Against the backdrop of rock-cut tombs and sand-swept ruins, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli regales revellers in an ancient Saudi desert city at the centre of the kingdom's tourism push. Bocelli performed alongside family members at UNESCO World Heritage site Hegra in the kingdom's Al-Ula governorate, a long-isolated area seen widely as an open-air museum.
8 Apr 2021
The cosmetics and shapewear businesswoman, who launched her career off the reality TV series "Keeping Up with The Kardashians," was included on Tuesday for the first time on Forbes magazine's list of the world's billionaires.
6 Apr 2021
Family and fans of rapper DMX gather for a prayer and tribute outside White Plains Hospital where the 50-year-old New Yorker has been on life support since a heart attack last Friday. "There's no artist better than X, that got a heart like that you know," says a friend of the rapper.
6 Apr 2021
According to TMZ, the rapper suffered a drug overdose on April 2, causing a heart attack.
6 Apr 2021
British grime artist Slowthai is known for his provocative live performances and politically aware lyrics. His first album, the outward-looking "Nothing Great About Britain", was greeted positively by critics and music fans alike and propelled to the top of the UK's urban music scene. FRANCE 24 caught up with him to discuss his new introspective offering, "Tyron".
29 Mar 2021
A concert by the band Love of Lesbians was held with an audience of 5,000 to test whether such an event can be held with strict hygiene measures. Audience members were screened before attending at three testing centers.
29 Mar 2021
Dreyy Flexx / Issa Vibe Official Release / Afrobeats / Artist: Dreyy Flexx Music: Veeny Beats (Teni Billionare) Director & Editor: Robin Zia (Zia Rehman)
26 Mar 2021
Working in a tight-knit group, the choral artists of the Paris Opera have agreed to sing wearing facemasks, in addition to undergoing regular PCR tests, in order to continue accompanying soloists. from the dress rehearsal of Faust, an opera by Charles Gounod
25 Mar 2021
Burna Boy's star burns brighter than ever. The Nigerian rapper is ecstatic as he takes home his first Grammy Award. Also, a rare female Malian rapper is using her experience to inspire other women in an industry in which there are very few voices like hers. And tens of thousands of Nigerians who fled to Cameroon to escape Boko Haram insurgents are now hoping they can return home.
22 Mar 2021
Samuel Strouk is a vagabond composer and instrumentalist. Classically trained, he is constantly forging new horizons and creating new musical landscapes. He has just released a new album called “Nouveaux Mondes” (New Worlds) where he blends the rigour of classical music with the wild improvisation of jazz. Strouk speaks to FRANCE 24’s Florence Villeminot about his new opus, as well his new musical streaming service, Music iN, which aims to put artists first. We also take a look at new releases by tUnE-yArDs, Xiu Xiu and First Aid Kit.

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