Setting the Record Straight: Hidden Histories of Popular Music

Call for papers:

Setting the Record Straight: Hidden Histories of Popular Music

Editors:

Chris Anderton (Solent University, Southampton, UK) chris.anderton@solent.ac.uk

Martin James (Solent University, Southampton, UK) martin.james@solent.ac.uk

Proposals are sought for chapter contributions to an edited collection with strong publisher interest.

 

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Call for chapters: Living Metal

Call for Chapter Proposals: Living Metal: Metal Scenes around the World”

Metal music has been around since Black Sabbath hit the first chord on its song “Black Sabbath.” Since that time Metal scenes are constantly being created, developed, stagnating, and growing all over the world—anywhere where Metal is played and cared about. Today, that means in just about every country on earth. This book, Living Metal: Metal Scenes around the World, is being published by Intellect Press. We are looking for researchers who will be examining Metal scenes in various parts of the world. We want to look at out of the way places and cultures just as much as well known places around the world. We currently have chapters being written about Johannesburg, South Africa; Dayton, Ohio; Hull, UK, and Helsinki, Finland. If possible, we want to learn about Metal Scenes in 6 of the 7 continents (we don’t believe that there is a scene in Antarctica, but please prove us wrong!).

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To Each Their Own Pop (call for essays)

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.

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From State Control to Free Market: Transition of Eastern European Music Industries After the Fall of Communism

Call for chapters
From State Control to Free Market: Transition of Eastern European Music Industries After the Fall of Communism
Deadline for abstracts: 30 June 2017

Call for expressions of interest to contribute a chapter to a book on transition of Eastern European music industries after the fall of communism Continue reading

Subcultures Between History and Mythmaking

Call for chapters
Subcultures Between History and Mythmaking
Researching the Cultural Memory of Youth Subcultures, 1955–present

1. History, Mythmaking and the Cultural Memory of Youth Subcultures
During the twentieth century, various political, musical and other youth subcultures have emerged worldwide and evolved into globally marketed mainstream phenomena. Subsequently, research on subcultural movements has flourished. However, as spectacular as subcultural histories often are, myth and reality tend to become inextricably linked in retrospectives, both in popular media such as newspapers, photobooks, memoires, as well as in academic research. Even more so, researchers have often contributed to the mythical histories of subcultures, rather than critically engaging with them. Continue reading

The Velvet Underground

Call for chapters
The Velvet Underground (academic book collection)
Editors – Sean Albiez and David Pattie

Though, relatively speaking, The Velvet Underground were critically and commercially unsuccessful in their time, in ensuing decades they have become a constant touchstone in art rock, punk, post-punk, indie, avant pop and alternative rock. After the band’s initial demise, in their solo work and live and studio collaborations, ex-band members continued to create music that variously drew from the literary, experimental and pop heritage of the band. In particular Lou Reed, John Cale and Velvet Underground associate Nico produced a number of works that travelled a liminal path between art and pop. Continue reading

40 Years of Mute Records: Through Depeche Mode, Nick Cave, New Order and more

Call for chapters
Editors: Dr Zuleika Beaven, Marcus O’Dair, Dr Richard Osborne
Proposal submission: 4 March 2016
Full chapters due: 30 September 2016

As the influential independent record label Mute approaches the milestone of its 40th anniversary, this edited academic book will explore Mute’s wide-ranging impact in the music industries. Drawing from disciplines such as popular music studies, fan studies, semiotics, creative industries management, identity studies and musicology, each chapter will take a distinctive artist-led approach. Continue reading

Edited Collection on the Work of Joni Mitchell

Call for chapters
Edited collection on the work of Joni Mitchell
Editor: Dr. Ruth Charnock [University of Lincoln, UK]
Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2015

Joni Mitchell is widely recognised as an innovative, influential, much-loved and much-imitated artist. From her debut album Song to a Seagull to her most recent Shine, Mitchell’s music – her tunings, her lyrics, her scope – has drawn critical and popular acclaim. And yet, scholarly attention to her work has been relatively limited. This edited collection will attend to Mitchell as a figure worthy of sustained critical thought and appreciation, with a major publisher having already expressed interest. Continue reading

Popular Music Education: Paradigms, Practices, Pedagogies, Problems

Call for chapters
Popular Music Education: Paradigms, Practices, Pedagogies, Problems
Deadline for abstracts: 30 April 2014

Popular music has a growing presence in education (formal and otherwise), from primary school to postgraduate study. Programmes, courses and modules in popular music studies, popular music performance, songwriting and many areas of music technology that could be said to relate chiefly to popular music (such as DJ-ing, for example) are becoming commonplace across higher education. Additionally, specialist pop/rock/jazz graded exam syllabi (RockSchool and Trinity Rock and Pop, for example) have emerged in recent years, meaning that it is now possible for school leavers in some countries to have obtained university entry requirements having only studied popular music. In the context of teacher education, classroom teachers and music-specialists alike are becoming increasingly empowered to introduce popular music into their classrooms. However, discourse regarding ‘popular music’ in education still tends to take place alongside normative discourse around ‘music’. Continue reading

Weekend Societies: Electronic Dance Music Festivals and Event-Cultures

Call for chapters
Weekend Societies: Electronic Dance Music Festivals and Event-Cultures
Edited by Graham St John

Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festivals have flourished worldwide over the last 25 years. From massive raves sprouting around the London orbital at the turn of the 1990s to events operated under the control of corporate empires, EDM festivals have developed into cross-genre, multi-city, transnational mega-events. From free party teknivals proliferating across Europe since the mid-1990s to colossal attractions like Belgium’s Tomorrowland, and from neotribal gatherings like Southern California’s Lightning in a Bottle and other “transformational” festivals, to such digital arts and new media showcases as Montreal’s MUTEK and Berlin’s Club Transmediale, EDM festivals are platforms for a variety of arts, lifestyles, industries and policies. Unlicensed paroxysms, sanctioned extravaganzas, aesthetic frontiers, activist mobilisations, colonies of cosmopolitanism, they occasion manifold cultural practices, performed by multitudes to a cornucopia of ends. Continue reading