Censorship of music - Definition from the Hotspot Shield Encyclopedia

Censorship of Music is specifically the restriction of access to musical content.

Censorship of music can be implemented for a variety of reasons including political, religious, ethical, military and moral concerns. Maybe a government doesn't approve of a song as it contains anti-political content, or maybe a piece of music contains racist or sexist terms that many may find offensive.

Whatever the reason, if the music is deemed to be inappropriate, censorship may be enforced by media stations or the government. The censorship could vary from banning the distribution and sale of the piece of music, preventing it from being aired on the radio or TV, or simply creating a clean edit of the piece that removes the controversial content.