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Andrew Goodwin Memorial Prize winner 2016-2017

Posted: May 3rd, 2017 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

A panel of four judges has now had the opportunity to consider all of the submissions for this year’s Andrew Goodwin Memorial Prize for best postgraduate student essay in popular music research, and a winner has been selected. Congratulations to Ellis Jones who wins an award of £500 and will receive his prize shortly.

Read the award winning essay here.

More about Ellis

Ellis Jones is a PhD student in the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, where he is supervised by Prof. David Hesmondhalgh and Dr. Leslie Meier. His thesis examines the political status of “DIY” music in the present day, focussing on the impact of social media, and he has adapted this doctoral research into a series of zines and an upcoming podcast (both called Autocomplet). Ellis is also an active musician, as the singer and songwriter of the indie rock band Trust Fund.

About the Andrew Goodwin Prize

Andrew Goodwin was a key figure in the development of popular music studies. After his untimely death in September 2013, the Andrew Goodwin Memorial Prize was established as a fitting tribute to his generosity to younger scholars. The aim of the award is to promote popular music research and to support new scholars. It is awarded annually through the IASPM UK-I website.

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