Assistant Arts Professor, New York University

Assistant Arts Professor
Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music
Tisch School of the Arts
New York University

The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts invites applications and nominations for an Assistant Arts Professor position to commence in Fall 2017. We seek music industry professionals and/or academic scholars to teach undergraduate courses in the Writing, History & Emergent Media Studies area of the Clive Davis Institute. This is a full-time, multi-year, non-tenure track appointment, renewable based on performance. Continue reading

Assistant Professor Positions: Arizona State University

Two Assistant Professor of Music Theory positions
School of Music
Herberger Institute
Arizona State University
Application deadline: 15 November 2016

Please download the position advertisement for further details.

IASPM 2017 Conference Website

Popular Music Studies Today
19th Biennial IASPM Conference
26 June – 30 June 2017
University of Kassel
Germany

The website for the 2017 international IASPM conference is now live: http://iaspm2017.uni-kassel.de/

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

Music and the Middlebrow

Call for papers
Music and the Middlebrow
22-24 June 2017
University of Notre Dame, London Global Gateway, 1 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HG

We are now inviting proposals for the forthcoming conference on Music and the Middlebrow. We welcome abstracts for individual papers (20 minutes) and panel sessions (3 papers) that respond to the project rationale. Continue reading

The Art of Punk Conference and Symposium 2016

Call for papers
Third Annual PSN Conference and Postgraduate Symposium
The Art of Punk
25 November 2016
University of Northampton

Download the call for papers.

Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Exchange as Post-war Renewal

Call for papers
Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Exchange as Post-war Renewal
15-17 June 2017
Senate House, London

Papers are invited for a major international, interdisciplinary conference to be held at Senate House, London, in collaboration with ENCAP (Cardiff University) and the University of Westminster. Coinciding with and celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, this conference will focus on the strong culture of artistic exchange, influence, and dialogue between Canada and Britain, with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on the decades after World War II. Continue reading

Analyzing Music in Advertising

New book
Analyzing Music in Advertising: Television Commercials and Consumer Choice
Nicolai Graakjaer
Routledge

9781138781085

Billy Joel Conference

“It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me”: The Music and Lyrics of Billy Joel — A Public Musicology Conference
7-8 October 2016
Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

“It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me” is a scholarly symposium on the music and lyrics of Billy Joel, the consummate singer-songwriter whose compositions translate larger cultural concerns into accessible and compelling musical narratives. In the spirit of Joel’s music, this public musicology conference aims to share academically oriented insights on this popular figure and his output in an accessible and approachable manner. The proceedings will include papers, roundtables, an exhibition, a film screening, a concert, and a live phone interview with Billy Joel. Continue reading

Women and Electronic Dance Music Culture

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