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

Call for chapters
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

Hear The Music, Play The Game. Music And Game Design: Interplays And Perspectives

Call for articles
GAME – Games as Art, Media, Entertainment
Hear The Music, Play The Game. Music And Game Design: Interplays And Perspectives
Edited by Hillegonda C. Rietveld and Marco Benoît Carbone

Music composition and sound design in video games are important dimensions in the experience of play, gaining increased acknowledgement and attention within the game industry. The growing relevance and success of several kinds of music-based games, and their codification in novel genres and sub-genres, illustrates one tendency in this shift of focus towards the aural in relation to the usually visual dominance of the medium. This calls for an attempt to reconsider the often-overlooked impact of music and its role in defining games. Continue reading

Edited Collection on the Work of Joni Mitchell

Call for chapters
Edited collection on the work of Joni Mitchell
Editor: Dr. Ruth Charnock [University of Lincoln, UK]
Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2015

Joni Mitchell is widely recognised as an innovative, influential, much-loved and much-imitated artist. From her debut album Song to a Seagull to her most recent Shine, Mitchell’s music – her tunings, her lyrics, her scope – has drawn critical and popular acclaim. And yet, scholarly attention to her work has been relatively limited. This edited collection will attend to Mitchell as a figure worthy of sustained critical thought and appreciation, with a major publisher having already expressed interest. Continue reading

Associate Professorship or Professorship in Music University of Oxford

Associate Professorship or Professorship in Music
In association with a Tutorship and Official Fellowship at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
University of Oxford
Deadline for applications: Monday 28 September 2015

The University of Oxford, in association with Lady Margaret Hall, proposes to appoint an Associate Professor or Professor in Music with effect from 1 October 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. Deadline for applications is Monday 28 September 2015. Further information can be found here: http://www.music.ox.ac.uk/about/people/vacancies/

Postgraduate Study at the University of Huddersfield‏

Postgraduate MA and PhD Study in Popular Music
University of Huddersfield
https://www.hud.ac.uk/research/researchcentres/pmsrg/postgraduatestudy/

Students can study popular music at the University of Huddersfield at MA, MPhil or PhD level, and can include composition, performance, musicology, music technology and production. Students participate in a lively research environment, with 50 postgraduate students and a regular programme of events, concerts and seminars. Applications are encouraged which include practice based research, such as composition, performance or studio production, this work is usually accompanied by a short thesis. PhD by Publication allows those who already have a large body of existing research to evidence that existing work within 12 months of study. Continue reading

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
Further details

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 WhereOrg.com

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