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New posts available at Birmingham City University

Posted: June 9th, 2015 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

Birmingham City University
Faculty of Arts, Design and Media
School of Media

FT Lecturer in Music Industries UL scale, £31,894-£37,589


Joining the School of Media as a specialist lecturer in Music Industries and Popular Music Studies, you’ll contribute to our well-established suite of BA courses and undertake some teaching at postgraduate level.

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Postgraduate MA and PhD Study in Popular Music

Posted: May 18th, 2015 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

Students can study popular music at the University of Huddersfield at MA, MPhil or PhD level, and can include composition, performance, musicology, music technology and production. Students participate in a lively research environment, with 50 postgraduate students and a regular programme of events, concerts and seminars. Applications are encouraged which include practice based research, such as composition, performance or studio production, this work is usually accompanied by a short thesis. PhD by Publication allows those who already have a large body of existing research to evidence that existing work within 12 months of study.

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Andrew Goodwin Memorial Prize winner announced

Posted: May 13th, 2015 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

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

Read the award winning essay here.

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2nd International Summer School, Methods of Popular Music Analysis

Posted: May 7th, 2015 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

Osnabrueck (Germany), 14th-18th September 2015 

The GfPM (German Society for Popular Music Studies) and the University of Osnabrueck are inviting applications for participation in the 2nd  International Summer School “Methods of Popular Music Analysis” at the Institute of Musicology and Music Pedagogy in Osnabrueck, Germany, from Monday 14th to Friday 18th September 2015.

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Media and Cultural Work: A Resource for Better Working Life in the Arts and Media

Posted: February 19th, 2015 | Filed under: News | No Comments »

Dear colleagues,

Today sees the launch of a new website, MEDIA AND CULTURAL WORK: A RESOURCE FOR BETTER WORKING LIFE IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA: http://mediaculturalwork.org

The title should hopefully make its function clear. It’s for activists, campaigners and public interest groups as much as for academics. It’s intended to be international. The launch of this website coincides with unprecedented media interest in questions of representation and inequality in cultural production. What has long been apparent to scholars in the field – that the cultural industries are less ethnically diverse, more male and skewed towards those of a higher socio-economic background that most other parts of the economy – seems to have become, at least briefly, ‘news.’ We hope to provide a forum where these and related issues can be discussed and where related research and activities can be publicised.

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