Despite the many challenges, old and new artists in Armenia’s underground music scene continue paving the way for the future of local regional music. And you can also find out what fruit they associate their music with.
Hovsep is a recent MA Cultural Studies graduate from SOAS, University of London. His research has focused on culture, diaspora studies, migration and development in the context of Armenia and the Middle East. He also has experience in the nonprofit sector, working with Jusoor (Lebanon) and the Armenian Institute (UK). Prior to his graduate studies, Hovsep studied English Language and Literature across Lebanon, Ireland and Armenia - where he is currently based.
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Artists have been facing a real problem in Armenia: not getting fairly compensated for the music they release. In an age when sales of physical disk copies have drastically declined, with concerts and tours put on hold because of a pandemic, how are musicians supposed to get by?
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