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Any Sound You Can (Re) Imagine, A 25th Anniversary Special Issue 

Posted: September 6th, 2021 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

Journal of Popular Music Education 

Any Sound You Can (Re) Imagine, A 25th Anniversary Special Issue 

Guest Editor 

Daniel Walzer: Assistant Professor of Music and Arts Technology: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Guest Contributor 

Paul Théberge: Canada Research Professor in Music and Interdisciplinary Studies, Carleton University, Canada

2022 marks the 25th anniversary of Any Sound You Can Imagine: Making Music / Consuming Technology, a ‘book about the role of recent digital technologies in the production of popular music…the industries that supply these technologies, the media that promote them, and the meanings they have for the musicians who use them’ (Théberge 1997: 5). A ground-breaking and interdisciplinary study drawing on music technology, cultural studies and popular music, Théberge’s research examined the complicated tensions among production and consumption, capitalism and consumerism, and what Henry Jenkins (2006) would later refer to as convergence culture, an interconnectedness among ‘media convergence, participatory culture, and collective intelligence’ (n.p.). Music production and consumption remain complex, as does the influence that corporations exert on virtually all aspects of the creative process. Prescient today as much as it was then, Any Sound You Can Imagine remains essential reading for scholars in popular music and technology.

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The Journal of Beatles Studies 

Posted: September 1st, 2021 | Filed under: Calls for Papers | No Comments »

The Journal of Beatles Studies 
Issue One CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Navigating and Narrating the Beatles: A Research Agenda for the 21st Century

The prodigious interest in the Beatles and continued industry devoted to the group is exemplified by the forthcoming release of Peter Jackson’s Get Back, a revision of 1970’s Let It Be. To be screened by Disney in late 2021, the size and scope of the project is signalled by an emphasis on Jackson’s three years of labour and access to 60 hours of archive footage not seen for half a century. The perceived public appetite is measured in the results of this work which reworks Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s lean 80 minutes into six hours of documentary to be revealed over three days in a global televisual event.

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Starting Over? Popular Music and Working in Music in a Post-Pandemic World

Posted: September 1st, 2021 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

May 22-25, 2022

IASPM-Canada and the Working in Music research network (WIM) invite abstracts for their joint 2022 conference, to be held at the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario, Canada.

The IASPM/WIM 2022 joint conference welcomes scholarly research from all disciplines that engages with the changing contexts of musical practice experience—music making, the circulation of music, musical pedagogy and fandom, music and social movements, and various other dimensions of musical engagement—playing, dancing, streaming, listening.

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IASPM-US 2022 Conference: Grooves and Movements

Posted: September 1st, 2021 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

IASPM-US 2022 Conference: Grooves and Movements
May 26-May 28, 2022
Ann Arbor/Detroit Michigan

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-United States chapter (IASPM-US) invites proposals for its annual conference, which will take place in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan on May 26-28, 2022. We welcome abstracts for individual papers, organized panels, roundtable discussions, and alternative (non-paper) presentations on all aspects of popular music, broadly defined, from any discipline or profession. We especially encourage submissions on the many rich popular music histories of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Detroit.

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Music Production: International Perspectives 

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Innovation in Music Conference 2022
Royal College of Music, Stockholm
24 – 26 March 2022 

​Innovation in Music 2022 will be held at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Sweden on 24 – 26 March 2022. A Routledge conference proceedings book will be published after the event.

Please note that the physical conference will be held in Stockholm as planned. However, there may be participants who are prevented from traveling to Stockholm due to the ongoing pandemic. We will therefore offer the opportunity to present papers digitally. Participants who already know that they prefer to participate digitally are kindly asked to indicate this when submitting their abstracts (to the same deadline).

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