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Popular Music Futures

Posted: March 2nd, 2015 | Filed under: Calls for Papers, IASPM Conferences | No Comments »

10th and 11th of September 2015, Cardiff University School of Music

The 2015 IASPM UK and Ireland postgraduate conference, to be held at Cardiff University, invites papers exploring Popular Music futures. As technology and the music industries develop, academia is being drawn to examine and predict how Popular Music will develop as an art form and an economic resource. This conference seeks to be an open forum for new and innovative approaches to all aspects of Popular Music Studies as well as invite the opportunity for the next generation of academics to present to peers.

The conference committee welcomes and encourages proposals for papers and other research-led contributions from postgraduate researchers on the following (but not exclusive) themes:

  • The future of the Music Industries
  • The future of Music and Tourism
  • The future of Music and Heritage
  • The future of Music and Urban Planning
  • The future of Music Scenes
  • Music Technology Developments
  • New Concepts in Popular Music Composition/Songwriting
  • The development of Social Interaction/Networking
  • Approaches to Popular Music Studies
  • Developments in the social aspect of Popular music (Gender, Race, Sexuality, ect.)

In addition, the conference committee welcomes proposals not directly related to the conference theme.


We invite abstracts of no more than 300 words

Please send abstracts to [email protected] by Friday the 27th of June 2015

Please specify the format of your proposed contribution:

  • Research paper (20 minutes)
  • Composition Performance (10 Minutes)
  • Poster presentation

The programme will feature a keynote address by Dr Emma Webster (Live Music Exchange), workshops on publishing, online presence for researchers and songwriting as well as a panel session of local music professionals (including community music workers, performers and union members). The evening’s entertainment will include a music pub quiz as well as a performance by welsh pop musicians.

For further information please contact [email protected] or follow the event’s blog at http://iaspmpg.blogspot.com.

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