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Rhythm Changes II: Rethinking Jazz Cultures

Posted: June 15th, 2012 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

11-14 April 2013, Media City UK/University of Salford

An international conference hosted by the Rhythm Changes research project at the University of Salford.

Keynote Speakers

E. Taylor Atkins, Northern Illinois University
David Ake, University of Nevada, Reno

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Beatles Conference at Loughborough University

Posted: June 13th, 2012 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The School of Political, Social and Geographical Sciences at Loughborough University is pleased to announce that it will host a one-day conference on the Beatles on 5 October 2012: the fiftieth anniversary of the release of their first single, Love Me Do.

The conference will bring together established and emerging scholars to showcase current research on the Beatles and their milieu and to assess how they’ve been studied by historians, social scientists, musicologists and literary critics. Confirmed speakers include Mike Brocken, Colin Campbell, Ian Inglis, Olivier Julien, Allan Moore and Sheila Whiteley.

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Sonic Visions: Popular Music on and after Television

Posted: June 6th, 2012 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Journal of Popular Music Studies 
Special Issue: Call for Proposals
Matt Delmont & Murray Forman, Guest Editors

The connection of music and television calls to mind iconic performances like Elvis Presley on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1956 and the debut of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video on MTV in 1983.  More recently, music videos have seen a resurgence in the “post-televison” era, with videos like Justine Bieber’s “Baby” (ft. Ludacris) and Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” (ft. Beyoncé) notching hundreds of millions of views online (671 million and 432 million, respectively, as of December 2011).  At the same time, and often in the shadows of these hugely popular performances, music has been crucial to every era of television and to the development of video websites like YouTube, DailyMotion, and Vimeo, providing profitable content, pioneering new screen technologies, and promoting debates around the visual presentation of race, gender, sexuality, and youth.

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