Race & Ethnicity in Cultural Production‏

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Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture
Special Issue on Race and Ethnicity in Cultural Production
Editors: David Hesmondhalgh and Anamik Saha

Within media and cultural studies, questions of race and cultural difference in popular culture have tended to be explored through textual analysis, in relation to what Stuart Hall (1988) called “the politics of representation”, in terms of how they either reinforce or challenge essentialist notions of race and ethnic identity. Some of the most important recent interventions in cultural studies however, are those that have gone beyond the text and have focused on the production of culture and identity as constituted in, and by, global transformations (Clarke and Thomas, 2006; Niranjana, 2006). Yet far less attention has been paid to the production and circulation of representations of difference in popular culture. The aim of this special issue of Popular Communication is to address race and ethnicity in terms of how they are experienced in cultural production, in both its everyday and industrial contexts, and in terms of how they influence the production and distribution of cultural goods. Continue reading “Race & Ethnicity in Cultural Production‏”

Virtual Bands, Virtual Music

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Virtual Bands, Virtual Music
Deadline for proposals: 31 May 2012

Shara Rambarran and Sheila Whiteley are seeking contributions from the wide spectrum of musicology and social sciences for an edited text on Virtual Bands, Virtual Music that will reflect upon its origins, its characters, its music(s), its scattered identity, its legacy, its worldwide membership and circulation. How can we define aesthetically, culturally, politically, and ideologically the concept and meaning of virtual bands? To what extent is contemporary popular music driven by the digital media (Internet, digital music distribution, consumption), music technology (sampling, remix, MP3), and creative artistic technology (music video, performance, virtual groups)? Continue reading “Virtual Bands, Virtual Music”

Journal on the Art of Record Production

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Issue #8: Technology, Time and Place

The newly reworked Journal on the Art of Record Production invites articles for Issue #8: Technology, Time and Place. Technologies are central – and essential – to sound and music recording and production processes. Over time, technological change has impacted on roles, working practice[s] and the recording and production workplace. Indeed, notions of time impact on production processes in a multitude of ways. Continue reading “Journal on the Art of Record Production”

TACET #2 – Experimentation in question‏

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TACET: Experimental Music Review #2
http://www.tacet.eu/
Experimentation In Question
Issue edited by Matthieu Saladin – IDEAT (Université Paris 1/ CNRS), Le Quai École supérieure d’art de Mulhouse

According to one of the definitions of experimental music formulated by John Cage, the role of experimentation is to ask questions rather than to provide canned answers. This issue of TACET seeks to turn this saying back on experimentation itself, by examining its principles, manifestations and challenges, both historical (provided they question our contemporaneity) and current. Continue reading “TACET #2 – Experimentation in question‏”

IASPM Journal: The Digital Nation: Copyright, Technology and Politics‏

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IASPM Journal
http://www.iaspmjournal.net/

Copyright debates continue to be interesting in the popular music industries for many reasons. Copyright remains a chief mechanism by which the recording and related publishing industries derive income, status and wealth. Yet it is also increasingly an index of measurement of nations’ viability as knowledge economies as much as an index of the tensions between producers and consumers of music. Continue reading “IASPM Journal: The Digital Nation: Copyright, Technology and Politics‏”

Brian Eno edited collection‏

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On the back of his published diary (A Year with Swollen Appendices, Faber 1996) Brian Eno describes himself variously as: a mammal, a father, an artist, a celebrity, a pragmatist, a computer- user, an interviewee, and a ‘drifting clarifier’. To this list we might add rock star (on the first two Roxy Music albums); the creator of lastingly influential music (Another Green World; Music for Airports); a trusted producer (for Talking Heads, U2, Coldplay and a host of other artists); the maker of large scale video and installation artworks; a maker of apps and interactive software; and so on, and so on. All in all, he is one of the most feted and most influential musical figures of the past forty years (even though he himself has consistently downplayed his musical abilities, describing himself as an anti-musician on more than one occasion). Continue reading “Brian Eno edited collection‏”

The Globalization of Musics in Transit: Musical Migration and Tourism

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Edited by Simone Krüger (Liverpool John Moores University) and Ruxandra Trandafoiu (Edge Hill University)

We are soliciting chapter proposals for an edited collection entitled The Globalization of Musics in Transit: Musical Migration and Tourism to be published by Routledge in 2013 in its Research in Ethnomusicology Series. (Please note that the book is contractually agreed.) The book studies musical transformations as they occur across time and space, exploring contemporary concerns about the impact of globalization on musics and peoples as they transit across the globe. The book’s focus is on two main themes: musical tourism and travel; musical migration and diaspora. Continue reading “The Globalization of Musics in Transit: Musical Migration and Tourism”