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Jazz and the Media

Posted: August 31st, 2010 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

Date: 15th October 2010
Time: 10:30am to 3:30pm
Location: School of Art, Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BX.

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The Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, in partnership with Birmingham Conservatoire and Birmingham Jazz, is proud to present Jazz and the Media, a seminar featuring presentations from three internationally recognized authorities on jazz.

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Cash Rules Everything Around Me: Music and Money

Posted: August 2nd, 2010 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

2011 EMP Pop Conference at UCLA
Feb 24 – 27, 2011
Los Angeles, California
Jointly sponsored by Experience Music Project and the UCLA Department of Musicology.

“The best things in life are free, but you can give them to the birds and bees, I need money!” Motown founder Berry Gordy co-wrote it, Barrett Strong sang it, and John Lennon’s vocal in the Beatles cover  offered a fervent affirmation. By the time Wu-Tang Clan recorded “C.R.E.A.M.,” however, chasing bucks in pop found kinship more with high stakes gundowns and teens behind bars.  For this year’s Pop Conference, the tenth annual meeting and first outside of Seattle, we invite presentations on a matter Los Angeles knows well:  the relationship between song and paycheck – or, to invoke the O’Jays hit “For the Love of Money,”  bass line and bottom line.

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