Welcome to The International Association for the Study of Popular Music UK and Ireland Branch

Diva: Hip-Hop, Feminism, Fierceness

Posted: May 25th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The shift from the margins to the mainstream has occurred simultaneously, over the last few decades, for two groups that now jointly exert a central influence over contemporary culture and politics: female r’n’b and hip-hop artists, and feminist thinkers and activists. The coming together of these two groups and sensibilities has redefined contemporary popular music (in all senses of musics of black origin), and wider culture and politics, in the West – from the banlieues to the White House, from Black Lives Matter to #MeToo, from Betty Davis to Neneh Cherry, TLC to Aaliyah, Alicia Keys to Iggy Azalea, Beyonce to Ariana Grande, and all points in between.

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Studying Live Music and Festivals: Production, Promotion and Consumption

Posted: May 20th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Edited by:

Chris Anderton (Solent University, Southampton, UK)
Sergio Pisfil (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK)

Proposals are sought for chapter contributions to an edited collection with strong publisher interest.

One of the major benefits of Popular Music Studies was to bring new approaches to the study of music by asking how the recording studio became a space for music creativity and recorded music artefacts an important part of the music industries. By shifting attention to these features, however, relatively few scholars have analysed how live performance and the staging and business of live events are a crucial part of the contemporary music industries. This book aims to interrogate these comparatively neglected areas of popular music practices and, in doing so, provide an authoritative contribution to the emergent field of live music studies.

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Innovation in Music Conference 2019

Posted: May 16th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

05 – 07 December 2019
University of West London: Ealing Campus

Full event details can be found at the conference website: http://www.musicinnovation.co.uk

Innovation in Music (InMusic) welcomes academics, creatives, producers, artists, industry professionals, technology developers and equipment manufacturers to come together and submit abstracts for consideration on a wide range of topics including:

  • Innovative music creation and performance
  • Music technology innovation
  • Innovation in music business
  • Music production: past, present and future

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Anyone can do it: Noise, Punk, and the Ethics/Politics of Transgression

Posted: May 13th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The Punk Scholars Network’s 6th International Conference and Postgraduate Symposium

16th and 17th December 2019, Newcastle University

For the PSN’s 6thannual conference, the main theme is ‘noise’ and the question whether ‘anyone can do it’. Noise has a distinct place in punk (and in many post-punk musics), where it is often understood as a positive value. Indeed, today many (in the UK at least) will speak of ‘the noise scene’ as something like a genre in itself.

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Austrian Music Studies: Topics – Perspectives – Concepts

Posted: May 7th, 2019 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Annual Conference of the Austrian Society for Musicology

Innsbruck, Austria, Haus der Musik 4-7 December 2019
Organisation and Concept: Department of Music of the University of Innsbruck in cooperation with the doctoral seminar “Austrian Studies” of the University of Innsbruck

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