Censorship Policy Could Affect Future Music

In the past week music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music have restricted the promotion of music by R. Kelly following an ongoing social media campaign. The campaign which was represented by the hashtag #MuteRKelly opposed streaming services promoting the music of an artist who has a long history of sexual abuse allegations and called for a boycott of his music. With the introduction of Spotify’s new Hate Content and Hateful Conduct policy, the music industry’s relationship with censorship could soon undergo a drastic change. To discuss this further we were joined by Professor Elizabeth Handsley of Flinders University.

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