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IASPM Journal 8/1 (2018) –– Gender Politics in the Music Industry

Posted: June 13th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Special Issue Editors: Catherine Strong and Sarah Raine

Gender in music has been considered in terms of performance, genre, and audience cultures, yet gender politics within the music industry itself remains under-researched. Offering an opportunity to engage at the intersection between musical production, the creative industries and gender politics, this call for papers aims to bring together research that considers the gender politics of the music industry itself: of work relationships; the spaces of production; the processes of decision making; the creation of musical experiences in festivals and tours.

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Filming African Music

Posted: June 8th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

18 November 2017
Bath Spa University, Newton Park campus

This interdisciplinary study day is a partnership between Bath Spa University, the African Musics Study Group UK branch (AMSG-UK), affiliated to the International Council for Traditional Music, the Afrika Eye Film Festival, Bristol (10-12 November 2017), and the British Forum for Ethnomusicology.

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Symposium for Digital Musicology

Posted: June 1st, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

1st September 2017
Senate House W1CE 7HU London UK

Symposium for Digital Musicology is a one day event that aims to bring together scholars from various musicological fields and computer scientists in order to generate a discussion about digital musicology – an interdisciplinary field in which new technologies are applied to musicological research. Digital techniques have been used more often within humanities in fields outside of musicology, for example in palaeography, history, art history, and many others. The field of digital musicology remains an active field with research done by computer scientists and programmers who have built a broad range of tools that could be used by musicologists and ethnomusicologists, but these tools do not usually meet their potential on this side of the research spectrum. These digital tools could both be timesaving and provide opportunities to new methodologies (e.g. big data, timbral analysis, automated transcription, etc.).

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Long Beach Indie International Film, Media and Music Festival

Posted: May 24th, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

August 30-September 3, 2017

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2017

Celebrating global diversity, the Long Beach Indie International Film, Media and Music Festival (August 30-September 3, 2017) is looking for scholars, journalists, and entertainment industry professionals to bring their intellect, art, and energy this year’s Film, Media, and Music Conference.

We invite individual papers and full panels representing any topic (e.g. theory, production, history, criticism, preservation, etc.) related to film, television, gaming, music, virtual and augmented reality, mass communication, digital media, or the entertainment and music industries broadly defined. Read the rest of this entry »

Special Issue on Global Tastes: The Transnational Spread of non-Anglo-American Culture

Posted: May 21st, 2017 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts

Deadline for abstracts: 15 September 2017

Guest editors: Simone Varriale (University of Warwick, UK), Noa Lavie (The Academic College of Tel-Aviv Yaffo, Israel)

Globalization’s cultural effects have gained significant attention in the sociology of culture. Especially from the early 2000s, a growing literature on transnationally-connected cultural sectors has started exploring the asymmetries of economic and symbolic power between ‘centers’ and ‘peripheries’ of cultural production, the role of gatekeepers and organizations in mediating globalization processes, and the limits of cultural imperialism as an exhaustive framework for interpreting cultural globalization. Similarly, consumption studies have started focusing on preferences for globally spread cultural products, suggesting that theories of cultural hybridity need to pay more attention to how class and other inequalities influence practices of appropriation.

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