Here is the second installment of Journal of Popular Music Studies’s guide to new music books, which we put out once a quarter. Let us know if anything good got left off the list and happy browsing (from Eric Weisbard):
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)
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.
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 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)
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:
IASPM Journal Vol 8, No 2 (2018): Open Issue
You can find this issue here:
Editor: Koos Zwaan
Assistant Editor: Raquel Campos
Additional Editors: Tim J Anderson, Sarah Raine
Review Editor: Sarah Raine
Layout Editor: Raquel Campos
Articles from: Emília Barna & Ádám Ignácz and Jan-Peter Herbst & Tim Albrecht
Reviews from: Paul Long, Caroline Kennedy, Iain Taylor, Karlyn King and Eveleigh Buck-Matthews
Ethnomusicology Review is now accepting submissions for Volume 22, scheduled for publication in Fall 2019. Starting as Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology (PRE) in 1984, Ethnomusicology Review is a refereed journal managed by UCLA graduate students and a faculty advisory board. We maintain an extensive editorial board and publish interdisciplinary music research in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Indonesian, and other languages on a case-by-case basis.
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:
This offer is valid until 15 September 2018 only.
new IASPM Journal special issue, “Gender Politics in the Music Industry”, guest edited
by Sarah Raine and Catherine Strong.
You can find this extensive issue here: