IASPM Journal Vol 9, No 1: Pop Music Festivals and (Cultural) Policies

Dear IASPM members, 

I am happy to announce the publication of the new IASPM Journal special issue on „Pop Music Festivals and (Cultural) Policies“, guest edited by Beate Flath, Adam Behr and Martin Cloonan.  

You can find it here: https://iaspmjournal.net/index.php/IASPM_Journal/issue/view/67

Many thanks to the authors, the reviewers and the editorial team!

On behalf of the special issue editors 

Beate Flath 

cfp: Progressive Rock and Metal

Deadline 15 September 2019

Progressive Rock and Metal: Towards a Contemporary Understanding 
The 4th Biennial International Conference of the Progect Network for the Study of Progressive Rock

Hosted by Lori Burns at the University of Ottawa, May 20-22, 2020 (Ottawa, Canada)

Progressive Rock and Metal: Towards a Contemporary Understanding aims to explore the past and present contexts of the genres of progressive rock and metal. The Progect Network has met in France (2014), in Scotland (2016), and in Sweden (2018). The 2020 meeting will mark the first North American hosting of this conference and will thus expand participation and open the scholarly dialogue in exciting ways. This conference will bring together scholars who have addressed the musical structures and expression of 1970s progressive rock, as well as scholars working on the more contemporary manifestations of the progressive. We encourage submissions from scholars from a range of disciplinary orientations.

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Songwriting Studies Journal

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Songwriting Studies Journal, an initiative that emerges from the AHRC-funded Songwriting Studies Research Network based at Birmingham City University and the University of Liverpool. Since launching our series of national research events we’ve become increasingly aware of the diversity of scholarly work that intersects with songwriting. The network now seeks contributions from scholars for an inaugural issue of the journal that will help define the emerging interdisciplinary field of songwriting studies.

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New publication on jazz research: Jazzforschung heute (open-access)

Dear all,

we’re happy to announce the release of our proceedings on jazz
research in the German-speaking area, “Jazzforschung heute. Themen,
Methoden, Perspektiven”. Articles are partly in German- and
English-language and accessible as open-access:
Single articles: https://jazzforschung.hfm-weimar.de/publikationen/
full-text PDF: https://e-pub.uni-weimar.de/opus4/frontdoor/index/index/docId/3868

Martin Pfleiderer & Wolf-Georg Zaddach University of Music Franz
Liszt Weimar/Germany

Benga (a Kenyan Kaleidoscope)

I wanted to announce you the release of our association’s new publication, articulated as a multidisciplinary collection of essays on Benga music, a Kenyan music genre, and various questions related to its current modern-day re-interpretation in the digital era. Edited in English and French, the publication includes essays by Scholars and artists such as:

Andrew Eisenberg (Professor NYU (Abu Dhabi))
Jehanne Dennogent (University of Lausanne)
Gregg Tendwa (Kenyan cross-medial artist, producer at Santuri Safari/Bengatronics)
Mbithi Masya (Film Director and founder of Just a Band)
Flexfab (Swiss Electronic Music producer)
KMRU (Kenyan Electronic Music producer)
U-Zehn (Swiss graphic artists)
Mathias Nagy (Ivorian-Swiss music label Nouchy Arts)
Shake it Maschine (Swiss Electronic Music Producer)
And others
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21st Century Music Practice series of Elements by Cambridge University Press

I am very pleased to announce the launch of the 21st Century Music Practice series of Elements by Cambridge University Press. Elements are a new publishing format that CUP are promoting that consists of a 20,000 word text – somewhere in between a standard journal article and a book – and which can also involve extensive multi-media content. The series has developed out of the 21st Century Music Practice Research Network which currently has around 250 members in 30 countries and is dedicated to the study of what Christopher Small termed Musicking – the process of making and sharing music rather than the output itself. Obviously this exists at the intersection of ethnomusicology, performance studies, and practice pedagogy / practice-led-research in composition, performance, recording, production, musical theatre, music for screen and other forms of multi-media musicking. The generic nature of the term ‘21st Century Music Practice’ reflects the aim of the series to bring together all forms of music into a larger discussion of current practice and to provide a platform for research about any musical tradition or style. It embraces everything from hip hop to historically informed performance and K-Pop to Inuk Throat Singing.
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Cuadernos de Etnomusicologia (new issue)

Dear IASPMites,

The latest edition of the journal Cuadernos de Etnomusicologia is now published and may be accessed online: https://www.sibetrans.com/etno/cuaderno/30/cuadernos-de-etnomusicologia-n-12

It includes a special issue about music scenes, which discusses its conceptual and methodological development while providing further case studies within Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

Feel free to share with any colleagues that might be interested.

A new issue of Journal of Popular Music Studies

A new issue of Journal of Popular Music Studies has just been posted. At the IASPM-US web page you can read about it, survey a list of books published in the first months of 2019 (let us know what we’ve missed or what’s coming out next quarter), and see the winners for best book and best article at our most recent conference. Enjoy! (from Eric Weisbard)

http://iaspm-us.net/

IASPM Kassel (2017) proceedings

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to inform you that the proceedings of the IASPM conference held in Kassel in 2017 is finally published by Springer. You may order e-book and/or softcover copy of “Contemporary Popular Music Studies” via this link: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783658252526. Please find here short description and table of contents:

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