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Publication of Crosstown Traffic Conference Presentations

Posted: August 13th, 2019 | Filed under: IASPM Conferences, News | No Comments »

In September 2018, the University of Huddersfield hosted the IASPM UK and Ireland branch conference, collaborating with international research groups, ASARP, ISMMS, and Dancecult. We have now put online 131 presentations from the conference, as videos, mostly featuring powerpoint/keynote slides with speaking over the top. Please feel free to watch them, use them in teaching, post, embed, advertise or share them. We think this is an interesting model for conference publication, and the YouTube materials are citable publications in their own right. However we encouraged presenters to publish their papers in IASPM Journal, Dancecult Journal, Metal Music Studies Journal, or Art of Record Production Journal, as journal articles carry more weight than conference presentations.

You can view the presentations on this youtube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6UFkwpLwtkUz0HQ197kTsypPLaEntDTQ

And you can embed the playlist using this code. It includes keynote lectures by Franco Fabbri, Anne Danielsen, and record producer Andrew Scheps (producer of Metallica, Adele, Red Hot Chilli Peppers etc.


SPARC Symposium: Socio-Sonic

Posted: June 28th, 2018 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

14-15 September 2018

Friday 14th September, 9.30am-7pm
Department of Music, City, University of London
University Building, room B200
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB

Saturday 15th September, 10.30am-4pm
IKLECTIK
Old Paradise Yard
Waterloo, SE1 7LG

This symposium will take a cross-disciplinary approach, digging deeper into sonic sociality. While the social aspects of music-making are well-documented, the sociality of sound is less often discussed in detail. The SPARC Symposium 2018 will bring together practitioners and researchers from a wide variety of musical and non-musical backgrounds for two days of spoken presentations, discussion, installation, film screenings and performances.

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Andrew Goodwin Memorial Prize winner 2017-2018

Posted: June 5th, 2018 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

A panel of 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 Maisie Hulbert who wins an award of £500 and will receive her prize shortly.

Read the award winning essay here.

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#MTFResearch Symposium

Posted: June 5th, 2018 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm
6 & 7 September 2018

#MTFResearch is a global interdisciplinary network of academics and researchers from the sciences and humanities. The symposium is a place to connect, initiate and develop new research projects at the intersection of music and technology. The #MTFResearch Symposium brings together brilliant minds from around the world to seed discussions that connect those diverse areas of study and explores new potential collaborations.

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Nightshift: Exploring Oxford’s Music Magazine

Posted: March 14th, 2018 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

The Oxford Brookes Popular Music Research Unit (PMRU) presents:

Nightshift: Exploring Oxford’s Music Magazine

Richard Hamilton Building, Headington Hill site
Oxford Brookes University
Tuesday 27 March 2018, 9.45am – 4.00pm

Oxford’s local music magazine, Nightshift, will be the subject of a full day of discussion at Brookes University on Tuesday 27 March, hosted by the Popular Music Research Unit.

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