The Velvet Underground

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The Velvet Underground (academic book collection)
Editors – Sean Albiez and David Pattie

Though, relatively speaking, The Velvet Underground were critically and commercially unsuccessful in their time, in ensuing decades they have become a constant touchstone in art rock, punk, post-punk, indie, avant pop and alternative rock. After the band’s initial demise, in their solo work and live and studio collaborations, ex-band members continued to create music that variously drew from the literary, experimental and pop heritage of the band. In particular Lou Reed, John Cale and Velvet Underground associate Nico produced a number of works that travelled a liminal path between art and pop. Continue reading

Music and the Middlebrow

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Music and the Middlebrow
22-24 June 2017
University of Notre Dame, London Global Gateway, 1 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HG

We are now inviting proposals for the forthcoming conference on Music and the Middlebrow. We welcome abstracts for individual papers (20 minutes) and panel sessions (3 papers) that respond to the project rationale. Continue reading

Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Exchange as Post-war Renewal

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Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Exchange as Post-war Renewal
15-17 June 2017
Senate House, London

Papers are invited for a major international, interdisciplinary conference to be held at Senate House, London, in collaboration with ENCAP (Cardiff University) and the University of Westminster. Coinciding with and celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, this conference will focus on the strong culture of artistic exchange, influence, and dialogue between Canada and Britain, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on the decades after World War II. Continue reading

Billy Joel Conference

“It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me”: The Music and Lyrics of Billy Joel — A Public Musicology Conference
7-8 October 2016
Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

“It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” is a scholarly symposium on the music and lyrics of Billy Joel, the consummate singer-songwriter whose compositions translate larger cultural concerns into accessible and compelling musical narratives. In the spirit of Joel’s music, this public musicology conference aims to share academically oriented insights on this popular figure and his output in an accessible and approachable manner. The proceedings will include papers, roundtables, an exhibition, a film screening, a concert, and a live phone interview with Billy Joel. Continue reading

Women and Electronic Dance Music Culture

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Women and Electronic Dance Music Culture
Special edition of Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture
Edited by Rebekah Farrugia and Magdalena Olszanowski

This special edition of Dancecult seeks to address the diverse roles of women-identified persons within electronic dance music culture (EDMC). While a great deal has been written about the practices of EDM subcultures and DJ culture in general, the experiences of women has received little attention perpetuating and reinforcing male dominance. Continue reading

19th Biennial IASPM Conference

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Popular Music Studies Today
19th Biennial IASPM Conference
26 June – 30 June 2017
University of Kassel
Germany

Popular Music Studies are today a key field of enquiry. Exploring the parameters of research on popular music in contemporary times lies at the centre of the 19th Biennial IASPM Conference. The Executive Committee therefore invites researchers and practitioners to submit proposals for presentations which engage with a variety of methodologies and perspectives on popular music studies, whether from an academic, professional, practice-based or educational angle. We encourage proposals dealing with one of the following streams: WhereOrg.com | http://lyxuryclipinhairextensions.com/clip-in-hair-human-hair-strong-suits-and-weak-points-review/ Continue reading

40 Years of Mute Records: Through Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, New Order and more

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Editors: Dr Zuleika Beaven, Marcus O’Dair, Dr Richard Osborne
Proposal submission: 4 March 2016
Full chapters due: 30 September 2016

As the influential independent record label Mute approaches the milestone of its 40th anniversary, this edited academic book will explore Mute’s wide-ranging impact in the music industries. Drawing from disciplines such as popular music studies, fan studies, semiotics, creative industries management, identity studies and musicology, each chapter will take a distinctive artist-led approach. Continue reading