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Special Issue on Popular Music and Marketing

Submissions are invited for a special issue of Popular Music and Society, which will focus on the theme of popular music and marketing.  While the subject of popular music and marketing has been a regular focus of business, marketing, and advertising research, there have been relatively few critical and cultural studies in this area.  This special issue aims to explore and critically interrogate the various intersections of popular music and marketing, and the role of commerce in popular music culture.  All disciplinary, methodological, and theoretical perspectives are welcome; possible themes might include:

*   Corporate sponsorship of bands, venues, and tours
*   Popular music promotional tools
*   Music in commercials
*   Popular music merchandising
*   Indie marketing and PR
*   The “commercial” music designation
*   Music marketing in the digital age
*   Product placement in popular music
*   Histories of marketing in popular music
*   “Manufactured” bands


Deadline for the e-mail submission of papers (6,000-8,000 words) is 1 July 2010.  This issue of Popular Music and Society will be published in 2011.  Please remove identifying information from the paper before submitting; in a separate document, indicate your name, institutional affiliation, postal address, and e-mail address.  Queries and submissions should be directed to the guest editor.


Dr Bethany Klein
[email protected]

Lecturer in Media Industries
Institute of Communications Studies
University of Leeds
+44 (0)113 343 6979

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