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

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 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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Call for articles
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

IASPM Journal: Special Issue on Popular Music Journalism

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IASPM@Journal: Special Issue on Popular Music Journalism
Section Editors: Christoph Jacke, Martin James and Ed Montano
Deadline for 1-page abstracts: 25 January 2013
Deadline for submissions: 5 April 2013

Music journalism forms part of ongoing debate amongst IASPM members, in terms of music criticism, industry interests and identity politics.

IASPM@Journal, the journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, wishes to provide a platform for these debates with a special issue on popular music journalism for publication at the end of 2013. Continue reading

Patti Smith – Special Issue of Profils Américains

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Patti Smith
Special issue Profils Américains

Contributions are sought for a special issue of Profils Américains, a biannual journal in English published by Montpellier University, France, entirely devoted to Patti Smith’s artistry.

At this point we are looking for contributions more specifically focusing on:

• Patti Smith’s later production (post Dream of Life), and particularly her latest album (Banga) and books (Auguries of Innocence, Just Kids, The Coral Sea).

• Her visual arts production (photography, painting, drawing) and her artistic connection with Robert Mapplethorpe.

Deadline for proposals: 30 October 2012

Please send a 300-word outline to: