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.
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
Call for papers: Special Issue: Pop music festivals and (cultural) policies
Guest editors: Beate Flath, Martin Cloonan and Adam Behr
Deadline for submitting abstracts: 31 August 2018
Deadline for submitting full papers: 14 January 2019
The full CFP can also be found on our website:
Call for papers: Open call
Editor: Koos Zwaan
Deadline: 31st August 2018
IASPM@Journal invites all IASPM members to submit papers for issue 2/2018 on any topic of research related to Popular Music Studies.
Call for papers: The Spotification of popular communication
Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture
Editors: Patrick Burkart and Miyase Christensen
Guest editors: Cecilia Ferm Almqvist, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden and Patrick Burkart, Texas A&M University, USA
(Deadline: December 1, 2018)
Call for Essays – To Each Their Own Pop. Music, Cinema and Television in Europe in the Period of the Youth Movements (1960-1979)
Cinéma&Cie, no. 31 – Special issue edited by Massimo Locatelli, Alessandro Bratus and Miguel Mera
The scope of this issue is to gather papers related to a decisive period in the development of audiovisual media in contemporary Europe: the 60’s and 70’s are linked with different patterns of economic growth and consumption across different countries, but nevertheless related to the diffusion of television and the new technologies in the record industry, from both the point of view of production and reproduction. Such changes determined the emergence of new forms of expression, media aggregation and consumption behaviors with respect to the past.
Call for Papers
Transposition. Musique et sciences sociales
Issue 8 (2019): Music: Intangible Heritage?
Call for articles
Global Psychedelia and Counterculture
Special issue of Rock Music Studies
Guest-edited by Kevin M. Moist, Penn State Altoona
Submissions are invited for a special issue of Rock Music Studies on the topic of “Global Psychedelia and Counterculture”. Continue reading
Call for articles
Women and Electronic Dance Music Culture
Special edition of Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture
Edited by Rebekah Farrugia and Magdalena Olszanowski
This special edition of Dancecult seeks to address the diverse roles of women-identified persons within electronic dance music culture (EDMC). While a great deal has been written about the practices of EDM subcultures and DJ culture in general, the experiences of women has received little attention perpetuating and reinforcing male dominance. Continue reading
Call for articles
GAME – Games as Art, Media, Entertainment
Hear The Music, Play The Game. Music And Game Design: Interplays And Perspectives
Edited by Hillegonda C. Rietveld and Marco Benoît Carbone
Music composition and sound design in video games are important dimensions in the experience of play, gaining increased acknowledgement and attention within the game industry. The growing relevance and success of several kinds of music-based games, and their codification in novel genres and sub-genres, illustrates one tendency in this shift of focus towards the aural in relation to the usually visual dominance of the medium. This calls for an attempt to reconsider the often-overlooked impact of music and its role in defining games. Continue reading