Music censorship is the practice of restricting free access to musical works. This censorship may stem from a wide variety of motivations, including moral, political, or religious reasons. Censorship can range from the complete government-enforced legal prohibition of a musical work, to the private, voluntary removal of content when a musical work appears in a certain context. An example of this latter form of censorship is the radio edit.
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Books on music censorship can be found here.
Alan Freed Collection
Art Collins Papers >> Series IV: Audiovisual Materials >> Subseries B: VHS Videocassettes
David Hinckley Papers
Jim Clevo Papers
Josh Gottheil Collection >> No More Censorship Defense Fund (NMCDF)
MTV Networks VH1 Video
Rolling Stone Collection >> Series II: Artist, Reference, and Record Company Files >> Subseries 1: Artist Files
Video relating to censorship can be found here.
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