Live Music Exchange Cardiff

Live Music Exchange
Saturday 10 November 2012
9.00am – 5.00pm, £10 / £5 (conc)
Zen Room, ATRiuM Building, University of Glamorgan

A conference with a difference, the Live Music Exchange gathers together leading academics with people working directly (and indirectly) with live music, to exchange ideas about how to encourage and assist a vibrant and sustainable live music ecology.

The focus of this event is ‘Supporting Live Music in Hard Times’, with a particular focus on Cardiff and Wales. Continue reading

Popular Music, Participation and the People‏

One-Day Symposium
Popular Music, Participation and the People‏
Popular Music Research Unit, Department of Music,
Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross SE14 6NW
Saturday 27 October 2012, Cinema

11am – 5pm, coffee from 10.30

Free admission, no registration required

Popular music’s past is littered with musicians claiming to speak for the People – and various Peoples claiming to speak through music. From seventeenth century broadside ballads through 1960s protest songs to internet-borne anthems and celebrity endorsements of the twenty first century, music has provided a rallying ground for both radicals and reactionaries. In varied times and places, popular music has been used to carry messages, mobilise or manipulate crowds, to inspire or inhibit social change. Continue reading

3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion

Call for papers
3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion
11-15 June 2013
Jyväskylä, Finland
Deadline for submissions: 7 December 2012

Submission process: proposals should be submitted via the ICME3 author submission management system.

Abstract format: all abstracts should be written in English. Maximum length is 250 words. Abstracts should be in the form of a single paragraph, and contain no tables, graphics, subheadings, nor references. Up to four keywords may be added as desired. Continue reading

Royal Musical Association Research Students’ Conference

Royal Musical Association Research Students’ Conference
3-5 January 2013
Southampton, United Kingdom

Contact person: Kirstie Hewlett

The RMA Research Students’ Conference is open to postgraduates studying in the UK or abroad. It offers the opportunity for students to present research in music, musicology and related areas in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

Organized by: RMA
Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 29 October 2012

Check the event website for more details.

The U2 Conference 2013

Call for papers
The U2 Conference 2013
26-27 April 2013
Cleveland, Ohio

The U2 Conference will hold its second meeting for an international gathering of scholars, critics, teachers, and fans in collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, 26-27 April 2013. The keynote speaker is Ann Powers, popular music critic for National Public Radio. The inaugural 2009 meeting drew a multi-disciplinary group from seven countries and featured over 40 formal presentations, three films, and a weekend of networking opportunities. It also produced the edited collection of essays Exploring U2: Is This Rock ‘n’ Roll? (Scarecrow Press, 2011). Continue reading

Heavy Metal and Popular Culture

Call for papers
Heavy Metal and Popular Culture
4-7 April 2013
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio

The Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University, in collaboration with Heavy Fundametalisms: Metal, Music and Politics and the International Society for Metal Music Studies (ISMMS), announce the International Conference on Heavy Metal and Popular Culture. The Program Committee of the International Conference on Heavy Metal and Popular Culture invites proposals for papers, organized panels of 3-4 papers, and scholarly posters. The online submission deadline for all proposals is 1 December 2012. The conference will take place on the campus of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 4-7 April 2013. Continue reading

International Reggae Conference‏

International Reggae: Traditional and Emerging Expressions in Popular Music
University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica
14-16 February 2013

The Institute of Caribbean Studies and the Reggae Studies Unit at the University of the West Indies, Mona announce the third International Reggae Conference (formerly Global Reggae Conference) under the theme “Traditional and Emerging Expressions in Popular Music”. Continue reading