Call for Proposals to Host the 2021 IASPM Biennial Conference


At the General Meeting that took place in Kassel in June 2017 some rules for the planning of future biennial conferences were approved. Among them, the need to propose candidacies in advance of the next GM. Therefore, the Executive Committee announces a call for proposals to host the 2021 IASPM Biennial Conference.
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XX Biennial IASPM Conference Registration open

Dear fellow IASPMites

On behalf of the Executive Committee and the Local Organising Committee, it is my pleasure to let you know that you can now register your forthcoming participation in the XX Biennial IASPM Conference at – accepted presenters should also receive a separate notification of this.

Please note that the early bird rate AUD 330 expires on 31 March, after which the fee is AUD 385. For students, unwaged and retired the rate is AUD 302,50 until the conference. On the website you will also find information regarding travels, accommodation, keynotes and the city of Canberra. In conference matters, please direct your queries to

With best wishes,
Antti-Ville Kärjä
EC Member-at-Large, IASPM 2019 Conference Liaison

cfp: Hip-Hop in the Golden Age (Indiana University, February 16-17)

In honor of black history month, and in celebration of the 30th anniversary of De La Soul’s groundbreaking album 3 Feet High and Rising, Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music presents the interdisciplinary conference “Hip-Hop in the Golden Age,” to be held on February 16-17, 2019. Our keynote speaker will be Prince Paul (Paul Huston) of De La Soul.
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The MusCan Film Series

The MusCan Film Series has been created by the Canadian University Music Society to support the development of what Ben Harbert has recently called “a critical cinema of music” (2018, 246) and provides a place for screening the work of student, academic, and nonacademic filmmakers working with music cultures. All films will be screened parallel to the Canadian University Music Society annual conference this year at UBC June 5-7 2019.
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PhD course “Music Technology and Production”

PhD course “Music Technology and Production”, KF 612
University of Agder, Kristiansand/Norway
Faculty of Fine Arts, Institute of Popular Music
January – April 2019

The University of Agder invites applications for the PhD course “Music Technology and Production”. It will take place on 29 January, 12 and 26 February, 12 March and 9 April 2019. The course consists of lectures, workshops and seminars on specific problems of production and technology in the field of popular music and world music. The topics include: “Jan Bang: Lighthouse Serenade: Professor Bang wonders on creativity and discusses composing/production methods, playing examples from different recordings and from his own catalogue”, “Contemporary Music Production: A Review of Practices in Modern Music Creation”, “Analogue Synthesis: The Development and Design of Analog Synthesizers and Other Voltage-controlled Instruments Set in a Historical and Technological Perspective”. Lecturers: Prof. Jan Bang, Prof. Geir Holmsen, Jon Marius Aareskjold, Prof. Bjørn-Ole Rasch, Prof. Tor Dybo, Prof. Michael Rauhut. The course is free of charge and corresponds to 10 ECTS Credit Points. Please send your applications and inquiries to:
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Call for Articles: Popular Music Education in Wales (The Journal of Popular Music Education)

Call for Papers: Popular Music Education in Wales

As noted by the likes of Hobsbawm and Ranger (1992), Ellis (2000), Hill (2007) and Carr (2010), Wales has a unique landscape culturally, politically, linguistically and of course musically. Like other Small Nations, the country, which was devolved in 1998, has a distinct set of challenges in order to ensure it exploits the full potential of Creative Industries such as music. In terms of popular music education, this broader landscape is/has been informed via initiatives funded by Welsh Government (The Welsh Music Foundation), the Arts Council (Forté, the Music Industry Development Fund, Horizons 12, Community Music Wales), Wales Arts International (the International Development Fund) and local councils. Cardiff Council for example are working with Sound Diplomacy, who are developing a strategy to make Cardiff the UKs first ‘Music City’, while Rhonnda Cynon Taff co-fund the Forté project. All of these initiatives, some of which are co -funded by the likes of the PRS Foundation, The British Council and the BBC, are intended at least in part to ‘educate’ stakeholders within the Welsh Music Industry, from grass roots to international engagement.
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Call for Chapters: Perspectives on Music Production – Exploiting Music – Routledge

Call for Chapters

Perspectives on Music Production – Exploiting Music – Routledge
Deadline for proposals: 26 April 2019

In the spirit of the Perspectives On Music Production series, Exploiting Music will follow on from Mixing Music (2017), Producing Music (early 2019), Gender In Music Production (2020) and several monographs in the field.

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Call for Chapters: Perspectives on Music Production – Mastering in Music – Routledge

Call for Chapters

Perspectives on Music Production – Mastering in Music – Routledge
Extended Deadline for proposals: 5th January 2019

In the spirit of the Perspectives On Music Production series, Mastering in Music follows on from Mixing Music (2017), Producing Music (early 2019) and several monographs in the field – to be announced.

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