cfp: XXI Biennial IASPM Conference in Daegu, South Korea

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“Climates of Popular Music”, 21st Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music

See also the conference website for more details http://www.iaspm2021.org

Call for Presentations

The most pressing issue for humanity in the 21st century is global climate, and thus IASPM’s 21st Conference turns its attention towards this subject. Whereas our 20th anniversary conference considered where we have been, we now ask where we are now, what we are doing as a species, and what impact it has on our communities and our world. On a planet increasingly interconnected by a dizzying array of media channels, such a discussion has to be broadly framed. Our planet’s climate is impacted by numerous forms of human activity, including those that are individual, personal, local, communal, institutional, commercial, corporate, cultural, political, and international. This conference invites presentations that ask how popular music relates to our climate, where climate relates to any part of the totality of surrounding conditions and circumstances affecting growth or development. By “climate,” we intend to include a range of definitions, including ecological climate, political climates, socio-political climates, and contextual and individuated climates. We ask presenters to consider the impacts of activities related to popular music and its cultures on variously defined climates, and the impacts of changing or changed climates on different popular music and its contexts. 

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Masters scholarship for BAME students at Goldsmiths

Goldsmiths Department of Music offers a MA/MMus scholarship for BAME students.

There is a dramatic under-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) music scholars at the academic professional level. The same is true throughout British academia. This full tuition fee-waiver scholarship aims to support a BAME student who intends to progress through postgraduate study and into an academic research position.

The deadline for applying for this scholarship is 9am, 13 July 2020.

Full details: https://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/fees-funding/departmental-awards/music/

Call for Think Pieces: Working in Music and the Covis-19 Pandemic

Since the Covid-19 outbreak was announced as a pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020, most countries announced lockdown or semi-confinement measures almost immediately, with all public events being cancelled. This had an immediate and direct effect on artists all over the world whose livelihood is heavily dependent on public performances. 

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cfp: Born to Be Alive: Live Music as a Crucial Dimension of 21st Century Popular Music – Special Issue

Call for Papers: Born to Be Alive: Live Music as a Crucial Dimension of 21st Century Popular Music – Special Issue | Ethnomusicology Review

https://ethnomusicologyreview.ucla.edu/content/call-papers-born-be-alive-live-music-crucial-dimension-21st-century-popular-music-special

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cfp (articles): Sound Stage Screen (Vol. 1, Spring 2021)

We are pleased to announce the launch of Sound Stage Screen (SSS), a new biannual peer-reviewed journal devoted to historical and theoretical research into the relations between sound, performance, and media. SSS will address a wide range of phenomena, practices, and objects pertaining to sound and music in light of the interconnections between performing traditions and media archaeologies: from opera to musical multimedia, and from cinema to interactive audio-visual platforms.

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cfp: Transformational POP. 4th IASPM D-A-CH Conference, 22-24 October, Paderborn

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Transformational POP

Transitions, Breaks, and Crises in Popular Music (Studies)

4th Biennial IASPM D-A-CH Conference, 22–24 October 2020

Paderborn University/Germany, Faculty of Humanities and Arts, Department of Music – Popular Music and Media

Organizational Committee: IASPM D-A-CH Executive Committee and Advisory Board +  Jun.-Prof. Dr. Beate Flath, Prof. Dr. Christoph Jacke, Manuel Troike (Local hosts)

Pop music cultures, in their entire breadth, are seismographs of social, political, economic, ecological, media, artistic, and technological transformations. In and through them, fields of tensions, disruptions, and lines of conflict become not only visible, audible and perceptible, but also communicable and thus, negotiable. Economic and ecological crises, social structural changes, political shifts, communicative-media discourses, atmospheric moods, and disturbances of the most diverse kind cannot be appreciated in isolation from specific sounds, performances, lyrics, images, stars, genres, etc. Therefore, these are always changing in the process: pop music cultures transform and are themselves transformed. “Pop is transformational, always. It is a dynamic movement in which cultural materials and its social environments mutually reshape each other, crossing previously fixed boundaries: class boundaries, ethnic boundaries or cultural boundaries [own translation].“ (Diedrich Diederichsen, Pop – deskriptiv, normativ, emphatisch (1996). In: Charis Goer, Stefan Greif, Christoph Jacke (Eds.): Texte zur Theorie des Pop, 2013: 188)

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Full Music PhD Scholarship Dublin City University

PhD Music Scholarship at Dublin City University. The Scholarship comprises a stipend of €16,000 per annum and full fees for 4 years

Proposals that address topics in popular music, music ethnography or music and the moving image would be welcome in addition to other areas of musicology, applied musicology and composition. The closing date is Friday 3 April 2020. Further information and details on the application process can be viewed here.  The scholarship is open to EU, UK and international applications.           

REGISTRATION Media Industries 2020: Global Currents and Contradictions, 16-18 April 2020 King’s College London

Media Industries 2020: Global Currents and Contradictions

16-18 April 2020

King’s College London

Registration is now open to NON-SPEAKERS.

Visit https://media-industries.org/ for details of the conference, delegate fees, venue, travel, accommodation and accessibility.

Important: Tickets are limited and will be available until all are sold or until 18.00hrs GMT on Friday 13 March, whichever is soonest.

Delegate Rates

For full registration details, visit https://media-industries.org/registration

Rates are divided between Full (academics, waged) and Reduced (students, unwaged), and  graduated according to the three tiers of the World Bank’s classification of countries by per capita income levels. As a delegate, you pay the rate according to the country you live in and not the country from which you originate. Delegates who are residents of countries in tier B pay 75% of the tier A price, and residents of tier C countries pay 50% of the tier A price.