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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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

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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4th ISMMS biennial international Conference, 17-20 June 2019, Nantes (France)

International Society For Metal Music Studies
Call for Papers
4th ISMMS biennial international Conference, 17-20 June 2019, Nantes (France)
“Locating Heavy Metal Music and Culture”
www.francemetalstudies.org

1. Presentation
Five years have passed since the inception of the ISMMS (International Society for Metal Music Studies), an international association that has been triggering a new dynamic of collective research on hard rock, heavy metal and metal within the humanities and social sciences. It was officially launched during the first conference on “Heavy Metal and Popular Culture” at Bowling Green State University (Ohio, USA) in April 2013. This founding event which was followed in 2015 by the “Modern Heavy Metal: Markets, Practices and Culture” at the University of Helsinki’s (Finland) International Institute for Popular Culture, and in 2017 by the “Boundaries and Ties: the Place of Music Communities” Conference one at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada).
Within that time span, academic research and events dedicated to metal studies (books, scholarly journal issues, conferences, and workshops) have multiplied all around the globe – a process confirmed by the creation in 2013 of Metal Music Studies (Intellect Books), an interdisciplinary research journal.

Following the United States, Finland and Canada, France will thus be hosting the 2019 edition of this metal studies conference. After years of prosperous research and study, and six years after the birth of the ISMMS, time has come to review knowledge on metal music and culture.

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Setting the Record Straight: Hidden Histories of Popular Music

Call for papers:

Setting the Record Straight: Hidden Histories of Popular Music

Editors:

Chris Anderton (Solent University, Southampton, UK) chris.anderton@solent.ac.uk

Martin James (Solent University, Southampton, UK) martin.james@solent.ac.uk

Proposals are sought for chapter contributions to an edited collection with strong publisher interest.

 

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Music, Death and Afterlife (Pop Conference 2019, Seattle)

Pop Conference 2019:
“Only You And Your Ghost Will Know”:
Music, Death and Afterlife

April 11th-April 14th, 2019
Museum of Pop Culture
Seattle, WA
USA

Call for Proposals

Popular music has long been centrally concerned with death and the afterlife. Songs, recordings and musical traditions have expressed both mourning and celebration, and have – in some cases – helped envision the possibilities of a continued existence where “death is not the end.” From gospel to metal and beyond, music pays tribute to the departed, offers opportunities for ceremony and commemoration, and helps to process tragedies both personal and public. It even blurs the boundaries between states of life and death, offering sonic and symbolic evidence for hauntings, purgatories, and the continued presence of ancestors in the lives of the earthbound. Genres, formats and media exist in a continual process of transformation, decay and re-emergence—and boost both active artists and defunct (or deceased) ones. Songs and performances are reborn through new versions, different contexts and changing relationships with audiences.

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ISIC 15: “Island Festivals and Music Tourism”

ISIC 15: “Island Festivals and Music Tourism”
July 9–13 2019, University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
The Institute of Caribbean Studies (University of the West Indies, Mona Campus), the Small Island Cultures Research Initiative (SICRI) and the Sydney Institute of Music and Sound Research welcome proposals for paper and/or panel presentations from any disciplinary field, as well as from managers and practitioners who are interested in island issues, to the 15th International Small Island Cultures (ISIC) Conference – on the theme of Island Festivals and Music Tourism.

Those interested to present papers on any aspect of the conference theme should submit a 200-word abstract to the conference organising committee by email before 30 November 2017 at: sydneyimsr@gmail.com

The conference will be preceded by a tour of Kingston’s most significant reggae centres, followed by a further cultural tour to the Sumfest Reggae Festival in Montego Bay. Those wishing to engage in the tour experience will be able to register for each of the tour options.

Registration and More Information

Further information about the conference, including travel, tours and accommodation information will be available shortly on the SICRI website: http://sicri-network.org/

Riffs: Experimental Writing on Popular Music – Volume 3 – Issue 1 (cfp)

Ideas of noise…

Submissions should in some way critically engage with “ideas of noise” as a statement, a question, or even consider the Birmingham-based experimental sound festival, Ideas of Noise.
As the journal title suggests, we are interested in pieces that take an experimental approach to the consideration of popular music. For examples of pieces based on previous prompts, have a look through our current and past issues.

We encourage experimental audio, visual, and additional written contributions, from composition to poetry. Ten contributions (to include visual contributions up to six pages of A4) will be published online and in limited edition print in February 2019.

Deadline for 300-word proposals- 30th September

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The History of European Jazz

The History of European Jazz
Edited by Francesco Martinelli
Series: Popular Music History edited by Alyn Shipton

HB 9781781794463 £195
e-PDF 9781781796078 £195
752pp, 80 photos and 1 map

Pre-order quoting the code JAZZ from the book page of the Equinox website to receive 25% off:

The History of European Jazz; The Music, Musicians and Audience in Context; Francesco Martinelli


This offer is valid until 15 September 2018 only.

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