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Popular Music & Society: Special Issue on Regional and Rural Popular Music Scenes

Posted: January 16th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Guest-edited by Andy Bennett, David Cashman, and Natalie Lewandowski

Popular Music and Society invites article proposals for a special issue on Regional and Rural Popular Music Scenes.  There is now an established body of literature on popular music scenes (see, for example, Straw, “Systems of Articulation, Logics of Change: Scenes and Communities in Popular Music”; Shank, Dissonant Identities; Bennett and Peterson, Music Scenes: Local, Translocal and Virtual).  Significantly, however, this literature is heavily centered on the urban metropolitan experience of music scenes or “music cities.”  While such work is clearly important in understanding the cultural and economic importance of music, the dominance of this metro-centric approach also serves to further detract attention from regional and rural spaces and places, the latter also providing important settings for the production, performance, and consumption of popular music (Waitt and Gibson, “The Spiral Gallery: Non-Market Creativity and Belonging in an Australian Country Town”).  This special issue will bring together a series of papers that will offer new insights regarding both the distinctive contributions made by regional and rural music scenes in the contemporary world and their connections to national and transnational networks of popular music production, performance, and consumption.

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Progressive Methods in Popular Music Education Symposium

Posted: January 16th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Inaugural SymposiumCanadian Popular Music Education Network

The Progressive Methods in Popular Music Education Symposium seeks to bring together researchers, practitioners and others concerned with viewing popular music education through a progressive lens.

Presentation proposals and workshops on any aspect of popular music progressive methodology are welcome. The conference will be organized under the three strands below:

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To Each Their Own Pop: Music, Cinema and Television in Europe in the Period of the Youth Movements (1960-1979)

Posted: January 12th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Call for Essays: Cinéma&Cie, no. 31 – Special issue edited by Massimo Locatelli, Alessandro Bratus and Miguel Mera

The scope of this issue is to gather papers related to a decisive period in the development of audiovisual media in contemporary Europe: the 60’s and 70’s are linked with different patterns of economic growth and consumption across different countries, but nevertheless related to the diffusion of television and the new technologies in the record industry, from both the point of view of production and reproduction. Such changes determined the emergence of new forms of expression, media aggregation and consumption behaviors with respect to the past.

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Reviews Editor for Journal of World Popular Music

Posted: January 12th, 2018 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

The editorial team of JWPM seeks to appoint a Reviews Editor for publications and other research-based outputs covering world popular music in all its forms and from a variety of academic and other perspectives.

The Reviews Editor is responsible for commissioning, developing and editing reviews of relevant books, special issues, magazines, CDs, websites, DVDs, online music releases, exhibitions, artwork, radio programs and world music festivals. JWPM aims to publish reviews which respond to the latest releases in the fields of popular music, ethnomusicology, anthropology, musicology, communication, media and cultural studies, sociology, geography, art and museum studies, and/or others.
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Reggae Innovation and Sound System Culture

Posted: January 10th, 2018 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »



Birmingham City University and The University of West Indies are delighted to announce a forthcoming international conference on reggae culture and sound system innovation, and give notice of a forthcoming call for conference papers. Information on submission processes will be published in December.

The conference will be hosted in The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire at BCU, with its world-leading concert venues and conference facilities. The conference will also allow you entry to a number of planned reggae events and performances.

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