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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Popular Music University of Huddersfield‏

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Popular Music
University of Huddersfield‏
Lecturer: £32,576-£36,643; Senior Lecturer: £37,739-£47,766
Permanent, full-time
Ref: R1676
Closing date: 18 May 2015
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We are looking for a specialist in popular-music composition and performance to join a thriving team teaching Music at Huddersfield. The Department is housed in the purpose-built Creative Arts Building, which provides state of the art facilities. The University is also home to the Centre for Research in New Music (CeReNeM), the Popular Music Studies Research Group, and the renowned Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Popular Music at Huddersfield is defined broadly, encompassing Western and non-Western practices, traditions and genres, and including jazz and folk musics. Continue reading

18th Biennial IASPM Conference Update

Back to the Future: Popular Music and Time
18th Biennial IASPM Conference
29 June – 3 July 2015
Universidade Estadual de Campinas
São Paulo, Brazil

The conference website is now live and can be accessed here: http://18iaspm.wordpress.com/

The registration page can be accessed here: http://18iaspm.wordpress.com/registration/ (please scroll down for PayPal payment option if you are outside Brazil)

Deadline for “early bird” registration: 1 February 2015

Hip Hop Studies: Global and Local

Call for papers
Hip Hop Studies: Global and Local
University of Helsinki, Finland
13 September 2014

The Finnish Youth Research Society and the University of Helsinki’s discipline of Social and Cultural Anthropology are pleased to announce an international and interdisciplinary symposium showcasing contemporary studies of hip hop from established and emerging scholars from Finland and around the world. Continue reading

Jazzomat Research Project

Jazzomat Research Project
Issues, Applications and Perspectives for Computational Methods in Music Research
26-27 September 2014
Hochschulzentrum am Horn
The Liszt School of Music Weimar

The workshop is part of the three-year research project Melodic and Rhythmic Features of Jazz Improvisation: Computer-based Analysis of Monophonic Jazz Solos, funded by German Research Foundation.

Workshop program and abstracts.

Music and Capitalism in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective

Call for papers
Music and Capitalism in Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspective
8 October 2014
Senate House, University of London
Convener: Dr Anna Morcom, Royal Holloway, University of London

The topic of music and its relationship to capitalism has received most attention in the context of popular music. This ranges from Adorno’s influential work on commodity fetishism in popular music (1978 [1938]), to recent work on advertising and corporations (Taylor 2012; Bradshaw 2008; Carah 2010), to more nuanced considerations of music’s commodity status (Taylor 2007). Continue reading

International Conference on the Blues

Call for papers
International Conference on the Blues
6-7 October 2014
Delta State University
Cleveland, Mississippi
Proposal Deadline: 1 June 2014

Delta State University is now accepting proposals for workshops, papers, presentations, and clinics for The International Conference on the Blues, which will be held 6-7 October 2014. Topics of general interest to scholars and enthusiasts are welcome: African American musical tradition and its influence on American music and culture; the Blues; folklore; history; ethnicity; and the Delta. Topics of an interdisciplinary nature are also encouraged. Continue reading

Carnivalising Pop: Music Festival Cultures Symposium

Carnivalising Pop: Music Festival Cultures
One-Day International Symposium
University of Salford
13 June 2014

… Newport. Beaulieu. Monterey. Notting Hill. Woodstock. Glastonbury. Nimbim. Roskilde. Reading. Stonehenge. Castlemorton. Love Parade. Burning Man… Popular music festivals are one of the strikingly successful and enduring features of seasonal popular cultural consumption for young people and older generations of enthusiasts. Notwithstanding the annual declaration of the ‘death of festival’, a dramatic rise in the number of music festivals in the UK and around the world has been evident as festivals become a pivotal economic driver in the popular music industry. In 2010, there were over 700 music festivals in Britain alone, and it is estimated that three million people attend music festivals a year. Today’s festivals range from the massive to community and ‘boutique’ events. Continue reading

Fan Studies Network 2014 Conference

Call for papers
Fan Studies Network 2014 Conference
Regent’s University, London, UK
27-28 September 2014

For two years the Fan Studies Network has provided a fruitful and enthusiastic space for academics interested in fans and fandom to connect, share resources, and develop their research ideas. Following the success of our first symposium in November 2013, we are delighted to announce the FSN2014 Conference, taking place over two days at Regent’s University London from 27-28 September 2014. WhereOrg.com | debt management | Игра kizi 2. Continue reading

2014 IASPM Norden Conference

Call for papers
Making Music – Producing Sound: The Nordic Angle
IASPM Norden Conference
Oslo, Norway
3–4 December 2014

We are happy to announce that the Nordic branch of IASPM will arrange a conference at the University of Oslo in collaboration with the 9th Art of Record Production conference. We will have a joint day and a keynote held by the Norwegian star production team Stargate open for participations from both conferences. Continue reading