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Special issue on Music, Advertising and Transmedia Storytelling

Posted: November 29th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »
Mediterranean Journal of Communication
Special issue on Music, Advertising and Transmedia Storytelling

Editors: Eduardo Viñuela and Cande Sánchez-Olmos

Music is important for brands because it creates value and engagement, and turns consumers into fans. Music and advertising have always reproduced their relationship in different media (press, radio, Tv, internet), and their adaptation to the codes and dynamics of each medium is a challenge for the implement of innovative narratives. Nowadays, media convergence has opened new ways of transmediality that multiply the possibilities of interaction among music and advertising. Thus, brands have begun to produce music as a strategy to improve their status and to profit from the values of music. In this context of media convergence and participative culture, it is necessary to approach the new procedures, codes and transmedia storytelling that brands are developing to engage with a demanding, disperse and disloyal target.

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Designing Musical Instruments Workshop

Posted: November 23rd, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »
University of Edinburgh, 31 May 2017. 

As part of the celebrations for the re-opening of the newly refurbished Musical Instrument Museum Edinburgh at St. Cecilia’s Hall – and as a warm up event to the joint conference of the Galpin Society and the American Musical Instrument Society (AMIS) to be held in Edinburgh on 1-4 June 2017 – the Reid School of Music is delighted to announce an afternoon workshop on the theme of “Designing Musical Instruments.”

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Purple Reign: An interdisciplinary conference on the life and legacy of Prince

Posted: November 23rd, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

24th – 26th May 2017
Media City UK, University of Salford, UK. 

A two-day international conference hosted by The School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK and the Department of Recording Industry, Middle Tennessee State University, USA

Convenors:
Dr. Mike Alleyne, Dept. of Recording Industry, College of Media & Entertainment, Middle Tennessee State University
Dr. Kirsty Fairclough, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK
Tim France, School of Arts and Media, University of Salford, UK

Proposals are invited for a two-day international conference on the life and legacy of Prince.

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Reggae Research Network: Reggae as/and Transatlantic Musical Culture

Posted: November 18th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

AHRC network 2016-17, Call for Contributions

‘One good thing about music is when it hits you, you feel no pain’ – Bob Marley, ‘Trenchtown rock’ (1973)

DEADLINE 8th DECEMBER 2016

This Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded network is a joint initiative between the Translating Cultures theme and the Connected Communities programme, and is open to researchers and partners funded under those areas, as well as to the wider academic and music communities.

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Rhythm Changes 2017 – Re/Sounding Jazz

Posted: November 15th, 2016 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Resound verb /rɪˈzaʊnd/
1. (of a sound, voice, etc.) fill or echo throughout a place.
Synonyms: echo, re-echo, reverberate, ring out, fill the air, boom, peal, thunder, rumble.
2. (of a place) be filled or echo with a sound or sounds.
Synonyms: reverberate, echo, re-echo, resonate, ring, vibrate, pulsate
3. (of fame, an achievement, etc.) be much talked of.
Synonyms: be acclaimed, be celebrated, be renowned, be famed, be noted, be glorified, be trumpeted, be talked about.

Resounding adjective /rɪˈzaʊndɪŋ/
1. (of a sound) loud enough to reverberate.
Synonyms: reverberant, reverberating, resonant, echoing, vibrant, ringing, sonorous, deep, rich, clear, loud, deafening.

The fifth international Rhythm Changes Conference ‘Re/Sounding Jazz’ will take place at the Conservatory of Amsterdam from 31 August to 3 September 2017. The event is delivered in partnership with the Conservatory of Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam, Birmingham City University, the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, CHIME, and a number of academic publishers and journals. ‘Re/Sounding Jazz’ will be the largest event of its kind world-wide: we expect close to 150 participants.

Keynote Speakers

Dr Sherrie Tucker (Professor of American Studies, University of Kansas).
Dr Wolfram Knauer (Director of the Jazzinstitut Darmstadt).

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