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Journal of Popular Music Education: Special Issue Drum Kit Studies

Posted: October 19th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

ISSN: 23976721 Online ISSN: 2397673X
First published in 2017 
3 issues per volume 


Special Issue Description 

This call seeks article submissions for a special issue of the Journal of Popular Music Education, guest edited by the three co-editors of the Cambridge Companion to the Drum Kit Matt Brennan, Joseph Michael Pignato, and Daniel Akira Stadnicki.

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IASPM Benelux Conference

Posted: October 18th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

University of Antwerp, Belgium, 14 – 16 May 2020

RE-peat, please!

According to the online Cambridge Dictionary, the prefix ‘re-’ stands for “do again” or “returning something to its original state”.

These two letters can be used in various combinations, many of which relate to core issues of pop, rock, jazz, hip-hop, dance, and many other genres.

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Modern Music Scenes

Posted: October 15th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

AAG Meetings │ Denver, USA │ April 6-10

Organizers: Patrick Adler (University of Toronto); Richard Florida (University of Toronto); Michael Seman (Colorado State); Jesse Elliott (The Music District) ; Bryce Merrill (The Bohemian Foundation)

Music production predates market exchange and is still at the modern economy’s leading edge. The music industry boasts low barriers to entry, short product cycles, high levels of amateur production and collaboration, and a culture of experimentation. It is sensitive to technological change and has been wholly remade by the printing press, the radio transmitter, amplification, television, digitization. In addition to changing how music is produced, technological change continues to alter how music is distributed and organized. Local music production systems are regularly remade as music continues to evolve.

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Music and the Moving Image Conference XVI

Posted: October 15th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Conference at NYU Steinhardt: Friday May 29th – Sunday May 31st, 2020.

The annual Music and the Moving Image Conference encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between the entire universe of moving images (film, television, video games, iPhone, computer, and live performances) and that of music and sound through paper presentations. We encourage submissions from multidisciplinary teams that have been pooling their knowledge to solve problems or come up with a new perspective regarding music and moving images.

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The 7th Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies (IAPMS) Conference

Posted: October 10th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

23-25 July, 2020
Organised by Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group (IAPMS Group)

Hosted by Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Theme: Asia’s Sonic (under)Currents and Currencies

The recent international popularity of Korean pop groups BTS and Blackpink placed Asia from passive recipients to active participants of otherwise US and UK dominated global pop music. However, the extent in which they represent and personify the rich undercurrent of popular music circulation in Asia remains debatable in Asia’s culturally diverse landscapes. While the digital platform and social media as well as travel have intensified the flows of popular music participation, it is probably premature to idealistically suggest the levelling of more enduring historical and cultural boundaries and borders. The post•global or post•digital condition needs discussion.

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