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(E)valuating Transnational Music Practices: Space, Diversity, and Exchange

Posted: January 18th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »
June 14 & June 15, 2018, at the Senatssaal (Mercatorhaus), University of Duisburg-Essen (Campus Duisburg)

Music extends and goes beyond enclosed spaces both physically and metaphorically. As complex phenomena, music practices are hardly to be confined by borders of any kind. At the same time, there is little doubt that music is strongly connected to notions of origin or ancestry, ideas of the sacred, to certain places, political claims, aesthetic norms, or economic exchange. In contexts like these, music practices are rendered and thus (e)valuated and categorized. We suggest building on these opposing tensions within music practices in general and discussing in particular the valuation and evaluation of diversity, space and exchange in transnational music practices. While scholarly research in the fields of transnational culture (Glick Schiller & Meinhof 2011) and (e)valuation studies (Lamont 2012; Kjellberg 2013) have received growing attention in recent years, their overlapping in academic research on music still promises interesting insights.

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The Future of Live Music

Posted: January 18th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

University of Central Lancashire,  Thursday 7th June 2018

The development and mass manufacture of audio technology in the 20th century accelerated the commodification of music that had developed in the 19th century through the growing market for sheet music. From the post-world war 2 period to the end of the century the term ‘music industry’ could almost be taken as being synonymous with the recording industry.  However, more recently, in the wake of digital technologies, the value of the recording has arguably plummeted, both in terms of the financial reward it offers to artists and in the cultural capital it offers consumers.

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Popular Music & Society: Special Issue on Regional and Rural Popular Music Scenes

Posted: January 16th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Guest-edited by Andy Bennett, David Cashman, and Natalie Lewandowski

Popular Music and Society invites article proposals for a special issue on Regional and Rural Popular Music Scenes.  There is now an established body of literature on popular music scenes (see, for example, Straw, “Systems of Articulation, Logics of Change: Scenes and Communities in Popular Music”; Shank, Dissonant Identities; Bennett and Peterson, Music Scenes: Local, Translocal and Virtual).  Significantly, however, this literature is heavily centered on the urban metropolitan experience of music scenes or “music cities.”  While such work is clearly important in understanding the cultural and economic importance of music, the dominance of this metro-centric approach also serves to further detract attention from regional and rural spaces and places, the latter also providing important settings for the production, performance, and consumption of popular music (Waitt and Gibson, “The Spiral Gallery: Non-Market Creativity and Belonging in an Australian Country Town”).  This special issue will bring together a series of papers that will offer new insights regarding both the distinctive contributions made by regional and rural music scenes in the contemporary world and their connections to national and transnational networks of popular music production, performance, and consumption.

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Progressive Methods in Popular Music Education Symposium

Posted: January 16th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Inaugural SymposiumCanadian Popular Music Education Network

The Progressive Methods in Popular Music Education Symposium seeks to bring together researchers, practitioners and others concerned with viewing popular music education through a progressive lens.

Presentation proposals and workshops on any aspect of popular music progressive methodology are welcome. The conference will be organized under the three strands below:

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To Each Their Own Pop: Music, Cinema and Television in Europe in the Period of the Youth Movements (1960-1979)

Posted: January 12th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Call for Essays: Cinéma&Cie, no. 31 – Special issue edited by Massimo Locatelli, Alessandro Bratus and Miguel Mera

The scope of this issue is to gather papers related to a decisive period in the development of audiovisual media in contemporary Europe: the 60’s and 70’s are linked with different patterns of economic growth and consumption across different countries, but nevertheless related to the diffusion of television and the new technologies in the record industry, from both the point of view of production and reproduction. Such changes determined the emergence of new forms of expression, media aggregation and consumption behaviors with respect to the past.

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