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IASPM 2011 17th Biennial International Conference

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‘Situating Popular Musics’
Grahamstown South Africa, Monday 27 June until Friday 1 July, 2011

For its 17th biennial conference, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) invites papers which explore the many ways of situating  popular music  in the light of IASPM celebrating its 30th year. The opening plenary will be given by Philip Tagg, IASPM founder.

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Popular Music and Society

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Special Issue on Popular Music and Marketing

Submissions are invited for a special issue of Popular Music and Society, which will focus on the theme of popular music and marketing.  While the subject of popular music and marketing has been a regular focus of business, marketing, and advertising research, there have been relatively few critical and cultural studies in this area.  This special issue aims to explore and critically interrogate the various intersections of popular music and marketing, and the role of commerce in popular music culture.  All disciplinary, methodological, and theoretical perspectives are welcome; possible themes might include:

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New IASPM UK & Ireland website

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Welcome to the new IASPM UK & Ireland branch website. We’re now fully equipped with all the mod cons: we have a completely redesigned layout; simple clear navigation; categories and searchable archives. You should now find it much easier to locate the information you’ll need in order to submit for conferences and journals.

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Hip-Hop on the Ruhr: Identities, Economies, Politics

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2-3 July 2010, Dortmund, Germany

For one whole year, the Ruhr Area will be European Capital of Culture. The extensive program in more than 50 cities will explore many different cultural phenomena. A key event located between scholarship and performance, the conference on “Hip-Hop on the Ruhr: Identities – Economies – Politics” will examine the cultural and economic significance of hip-hop in the Ruhr Area in an international context.

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Sound as Art: Sound in History. Sound as Culture: Sound in Theory

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Conference on sound studies
University of Aarhus, Denmark
September 23–25, 2010

Today, sound studies provide an important framework for furthering cultural research related to a broad range of historical and contemporary issues. Also, sound studies contribute to the understanding of currents in social and global activity increasingly determined by auditory, sonic, and communicative materiality. At the same time, the exploration of auditivity and auditory cultures raises a series of significant aesthetic, medial, historical, cultural, and theoretical questions.

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