Brazilian Journal E-Compós

Brazilian Journal E-Compós
New issue on popular music‏
www.e-compos.org.br

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new issue of the Brazilian E-Compós journal, entirely devoted to popular music, with articles in English, Portuguese and Spanish. E-Compós is a journal of the Brazilian National Association of Post-Graduate Programs in Communication and the publication of this edition consolidates the field of popular music studies in this area.

The journal can be accessed at www.e-compos.org.br; please choose the English version under “IDIOMA”, field located on the right column of the page.

Rock and Popular Music in Ireland: Before and After U2

Rock and Popular Music in Ireland: Before and After U2
Noel McLaughlin, University of Northumbria and Martin McLoone, University of Ulster
Foreword by Dave Laing
Irish Academic Press

This book explores Irish rock’s relationship to the wider world of international popular music through detailed analysis of the island’s most prominent artists and bands such as U2, Van Morrison, Sinéad O’Connor, The Boomtown Rats and Horslips – and key musical movements including the Beat Scene, the Folk Revival, Northern Irish Punk and Dance Music in Ireland. Continue reading

IASPM@Journal Vol 2/1&2

IASPM@Journal Vol 2/1&2
Published: 29 February, 2012
“State of the Nation: Review(s) of Popular Music Studies”
Special Issue Editor: Martha Tupinambá de Ulhôa

The second volume, State of the Nation: Review(s) of Popular Music Studies, specially edited by Martha Ulhôa during her Visiting Research Fellowship at King’s College, London, addresses the state of popular music studies in national and regional contexts, reflecting on the challenges in popular music studies. The contributions very much echo debates that took place at the South African IASPM 2011 conference, which was devoted to the “many ways of situating popular music in the light of IASPM celebrating its 30th year”. This issue, therefore, opens with an overview by Philip Tagg, co-founder of IASPM, kick-starting a critical argument that will hopefully inspire many of our member-readers to respond. Continue reading

Call for Nominations IASPM-Canada Book Prize

Call for nominations
IASPM-Canada Book Prize
Deadline for nominations: 1 April 2012

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-Canada Branch (IASPM-Canada) requests your nominations for the most distinguished monograph in popular music studies, or with substantial content related to popular music studies, that has been written by a Canadian author, or published by a Canadian-based press, or that deals substantially with Canadian subject matter. Nominated books must have been published in 2011 . Continue reading

Rock, Pop and Culture Subjects for TEMPO Series

Call for authors
Rock, Pop and Culture Subjects for TEMPO Series

Scarecrow Press (United States) is accepting proposals for book-length studies in English on rock, popular music, and culture for a new book series called TEMPO.

“Drawing from the fields of culture studies, sociology, media studies, music history and literary studies, Tempo books will study an artist, genre or subgenre of rock or popular music as emerging in a cultural context and as developing in response to the surrounding forces of the times. Written for college-level audiences and general readers, Tempo books will present clear and engaging studies that assess an artist’s influence on the music industry and wider social contexts.”

For more information and proposal guidelines, visit: https://tempobooks.wordpress.com/

Tempo Series Editor: Scott Calhoun, tempo@scarecrowpress.com