Call for Proposals to Host the 2021 IASPM Biennial Conference

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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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2019 IASPM Book Prize

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Following the successful 2017 edition, where 20 book nominations were submitted, IASPM is pleased to launch a call for nominations for the 2019 IASPM Book Prize. As in previous editions, the IASPM Book Prize will be awarded to two outstanding first books by a single author on popular music, one in English, the other in any other language. The report and verdict of the Book Prize Jury will be presented at the next IASPM Biennial Conference, to be held in Canberra, Australia, 24-28 June 2019.

Nominations are invited from IASPM members of books they consider to be possible contenders for such an award. Authors nominated should preferably already be members of IASPM, or should become members of IASPM after being nominated, in order to be eligible. The nominations should be sent at this stage to the Chairs of the Book Prize Jury Felipe Trotta and Sílvia Martínez (bookprize2019@iaspm.net) by 10 November 2018.

When nominating a book, please provide the following details:
• Author, nationality
• Bibliographical information, including language and page count of the book nominated
• Confirmation of IASPM membership, including branch

Authors may either self-nominate, or other members may nominate authors and books they regard as worth considering for the award. Please let us reiterate the criteria for eligibility:
• a single author
• a member of IASPM
• her/his first book (in any language)

Books nominated must have been already published and be commercially available from January 1st 2017 to October 31st 2018. The notification of acceptance will be sent via email, by Chairs, before November 30th. In order to be assessed by the IASPM Book Prize Jury 2019, an electronic copy of each book must be sent by the publisher or the author before January 10th 2019 to the Book Prize Chairs. A hard copy of the book must also be sent to the Canberra 2019 Organizing Committee before June 2019.

Please circulate this call within branches, and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the 2019 IASPM Book Prize.

With best wishes,
Felipe Trotta
Sílvia Martínez
Chairs of the 2019 IASPM Book Prize Jury

Building the Scenes?

Building the Scenes? Fan/zines in Central Eastern and South Eastern Europe before and after the Fall of Berlin Wall, held 22 – 23 February 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic.

We invite researchers to share their papers related to the conference theme, including but not limited to such topics as:
– transfer of zine practises among different subcultures
– cross border and transregional transfer of zines and practises
– modes of zine distribution
– modes of zine production
– relation of zines to subcultures and social movements
– theoretical and conceptual approaches to zines
– zine archiving and preservation
– case studies of zines

Deadline for abstracts is 18 November 2018.
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Rhyme and Rhyming in Verbal Art and Song (cfp)

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Rhyme and Rhyming in Verbal Art and Song
Helsinki, Finland, 22nd- 24th May 2019

During Medieval times, end rhyme became a key device for demarcating poetic lines in European and Arabic cultures. Besides characterizing a longstanding literary tradition, end rhyme and rhyme patterns became central structural and sonic elements in oral and oral-literary traditions worldwide. In oral performance, rhyme stands for aesthetics, creativity and memory: memorization as well as the exploitation of working memory in lyrical improvisation. In verbal art and song, rhymed registers continue to deploy the poetic potential of language for situated communication and meaning over changes in fashion and the coming of new musical styles.
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Music and the Moving Image XIV

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CALL FOR PAPERS 2019

MUSIC & THE MOVING IMAGE CONFERENCE XIV

Conference at NYU Steinhardt: Friday May 31st – Sunday June 2nd

The annual conference Music and the Moving Image encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between the entire universe of moving images (film, television, video games, iPhone, computer, and live performances) and that of music and sound through paper presentations. We encourage submissions from multidisciplinary teams that have been pooling their knowledge to solve problems or come up with a new perspective regarding music and moving images. The Keynote Speaker is TBA.
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Journal of Popular Music Education (special issue cfp)

Call for papers for a special issue titled
Learning, Teaching and Making Popular Music Online

There is much to learn regarding the skills people use to learn, teach and make popular music in global online contexts. Furthermore, research and pedagogy should address how popular musicians’ practices online might be translated to learning institutions. Research has examined pedagogical approaches to popular music learning, lived experiences of contemporary musicians, and interactions in modern musical communities. Online music making has popularized terms including “virtual ensemble”, while affordability and accessibly of do-it-yourself recording studios have proliferated user-generated musical content on the internet. Musicians use diverse social media platforms to develop new techniques, brand their personae, and hone producing skills in virtual places which act as spaces for music learning, teaching and making.
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Music and Politics (call for submissions)

Call for Submissions

Music and Politics is a peer-reviewed electronic journal first published in 2007 that publishes online twice a year. We welcome submissions of any length that explore the interaction of music and politics. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the impact of politics on the lives of musicians, music as a form of political discourse, and the influences of ideology on musical historiography. In addition, we seek articles that examine pedagogical issues and strategies pertaining to the study of Music and Politics in the undergraduate classroom. We also welcome suggestions and/or submissions of relevant articles that have already been published in another language and that would benefit from dissemination in English translation.

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Assistant Professor of Music, Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.)

The Department of Music in the College of Arts, Media and Design at Northeastern University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Music at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a scholar with expertise in music industries (broadly defined) that complements and expands existing Departmental strengths, including but not limited to: global music industries, business innovation, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, product development, tours and festivals, and arts and social justice. Candidates from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. We welcome applicants whose scholarship and teaching might be complemented by real-world professional engagement in the music industries.

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