Sound, Environment and Action

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Special Issue of Music and Politics
“Sound, Environment and Action”
Deadline: 1 November 2013

The Spring 2014 issue of Music & Politics (7/2) will be dedicated to exploring the intersections of music, culture and the environment as it pertains to politically charged topics. This issue aims to build knowledge around the “politics” of musical works, communities, and practices that share a correlation (consciously or unconsciously) to broader environmental themes. Bringing the topic of “politics” into conversation with “music” and “environment” not only opens up myriad discursive routes, but also raises a multitude of questions regarding the communication of ideas concerning the natural world through sound. For example, what role(s) does music play in environmental activism? In what ways do artists respond to environmental crises? How is the creation of music (from instrument building to performance) tethered to environmental policy? Continue reading

State of the Music Industry

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The State of the Music Industry
Civilisations

The next issue of the journal Civilisations, published by the Department of Languages and Civilisations, University of Toulouse 1 Capitole, will be dedicated to the music industry. It is a familiar story that the music industry is in a state of turmoil. This issue will look at past, current and future trends in the industry. In line with the journal’s interdisciplinary emphasis, the Editorial Committee is seeking contributions from the disciplines of history, economics, law, sociology, and from the larger field of human social sciences. Continue reading

Production Technologies and Studio Practice in EDMC‏

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Production Technologies and Studio Practice in EDMC‏
Special edition of Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture
Guest Editors: Simon Zagorski-Thomas and Ed Montano
http://dj.dancecult.net/

This special edition of Dancecult seeks to address the paucity of academic literature on production practices and technologies in electronic dance music (EDM). While the scenes, audiences and cultures of EDM have received thorough analysis in academia, the practices that underpin the production of this music remain curiously underexplored. Continue reading

Journal of World Popular Music‏

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Journal of World Popular Music
Editor: Simone Krüger

We are pleased to announce a call for submission of articles for the new Journal of World Popular Music (first issue to be published in June 2014). Articles may focus on the study of world popular music in all its forms and from a variety of academic and other perspectives, including any local popularized musics of the world, commercially available music of non-Western origin, musics of ethnic minorities, and contemporary fusions or collaborations with local ‘traditional’ or ‘roots’ musics with Western pop and rock musics. Continue reading

Brazilian Journal of Song Studies #4

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Brazilian Journal of Song Studies #4
Deadline: 30 April 2013

We are currently receiving papers for the fourth issue of RBEC – Brazilian Journal of Song Studies, due to be online in the second semester of 2013. We welcome works that deal with popular music (Brazilian, Anglo-American, Hispanic, etc.) under any analytical approaches, be they musicological, literary, historical, sociological, philosophical… Guidelines for submissions are available on the journal’s website.

The deadline is 30 April 2013, and papers should be sent to estudosdacancao@gmail.com. We kindly remind authors that articles which do not conform to the journal’s guidelines will be rejected, and also that they are fully responsible for the textual/grammatical accuracy of their texts.

Music, Fashion and Style‏

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Music, Fashion and Style
Special issue of Journal of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture
Editor: Jessica Strubel

This issue of Fashion, Style and Popular Culture will take an in-depth look at the interface of popular music and style in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The sartorial element of music subcultures is basic to subcultural identity in that dress is a visual language that reflects the shared understandings of a culture. Continue reading

Journal of Music Research Online

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Journal of Music Research Online
A journal of the Music Council of Australia

The Journal of Music Research Online (JMRO) is a freely accessible, peer-reviewed journal for the publication of scholarly research in music. It has a distinguished international editorial board, broad scope and aims to publish research of the highest international standard.

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MUSICultures

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MUSICultures: Atlantic Roots and Routes
Deadline: 15 December 2012

MUSICultures solicits articles for publication in a special issue on Atlantic Roots and Routes, guest edited by Drs. Kati Szego (Memorial University of Newfoundland), Frances Wilkins (University of Aberdeen), and Heather Sparling (Cape Breton University). Continue reading