October 5, 2022

21-Jun-18 TV News: ‘Artistic freedom a concern on World Music Day’

Spain was the country in the world that convicted the most artists last year, according to an international NGO focused on protecting artists’ rights. Experts warn that many musicians are self-censoring their work in order to avoid prosecution. The case of rapper Valtonyc, sentenced to three and a half years for the lyrics of his […]



Spain was the country in the world that convicted the most artists last year, according to an international NGO focused on protecting artists’ rights. Experts warn that many musicians are self-censoring their work in order to avoid prosecution. The case of rapper Valtonyc, sentenced to three and a half years for the lyrics of his hip hop songs, is one of the most famous. He left Spain before going to jail and is currently in exile. Today is World Music Day, and Catalan News will get you the latest on Catalonia’s relationship with the Spanish king…which is not at its best moment.

Originally published at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nhImZRI65E

This news story originally appeared at Music - Trend Magazine on 7 May 2022