cfp: Jazz Research Journal

Call for Papers: Issues of Diversity and Inclusion in Jazz Festivals

A Special Issue of the Jazz Research Journal

Guest Editors: Emily Jones (Cheltenham Jazz Festival) and Sarah Raine (Birmingham City University, UK)

With campaigns such as Keychange (PRS Foundation, UK) bringing issues of diversity and inclusion to the fore in the music industry, professionals and researchers alike are increasingly aware of a lack of diversity in relation to jazz audiences, artists and festival staff. However, the efforts to tackle these issues lack a strong foundation of research, from either industry bodies or scholarship. Emerging out of an industry partnership project, this special issue therefore aims to provide a space for current research that engages with issues of diversity and inclusion in jazz festivals. We particularly encourage submissions that take an intersectional approach, emerge out of collaborative projects between institutions and industry, or go beyond the geographies and narratives that have come to dominate definitions of jazz.

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RMA Annual Conference

Call for Proposals: RMA Annual Conference, Goldsmiths 2020


We are pleased to announce that the 56th Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association will take place from 8th-10th September 2020 at Goldsmiths, University of London. The conference will present a programme involving both leading figures and emerging scholars and practitioners within the discipline, and seeks to explore and celebrate the quality and diversity of current scholarship in music, understood in its broadest sense and represented by its many branches and global aspects. The annual conference will also feature the Edward Dent Medal award lecture, that will be delivered by the 2019 award winner Dr Gundula Kreuzer, and the Peter Le Huray lecture that will be delivered by Dr Marie Thompson.

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The International Society for Metal Music Studies (+board elections)

The International Society for Metal Music Studies was founded with the purpose to bring Metal scholars from around the world together to share ideas, develop new research, and grow our field. As the organization has expanded over the years, we have seen that happen through the creation of the only journal specifically for Metal research, Metal Music Studies, and we have had 4 biennial conferences since the founding of the organization in 2013.  As we have expanded our reach we are always looking for more members, and this letter is an opportunity for us to let others know a bit about our group and its purpose.

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cfp: IABA World

IABA World Turku 2020
Life-Writing: Imagining the Past, Present and Future
9–12 June 2020
Turku, Finland

Popular music research papers welcome!

SELMA: Centre for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory warmly welcomes proposals to the 12th IABA World Conference, which will be held at the University of Turku (Finland), June 9-12, 2020. Through the theme of Life-Writing: Imagining the Past, Present and Future, IABA World 2020 will explore the multiple temporalities shaping the dimensions of life storying and life writing research. Temporality impacts the writing and shaping of life narratives, as well as the ways in which we analyze life narrative documents. The temporal is at the core of how we understand the centuries-long histories of how the self is written about and the genealogy of life writing research. Temporality, however, does not mean only gazing to the past, but also understanding how the present moment and orientation to the future are visible in life writing and/or how history makes its presence known in different moments and spaces. The temporal approach also invites us to explore how the future is imagined in life narratives and to discuss our visions for the future of life writing studies.

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FWP: MUSIC ID Digital Research Fellowship

Call for Applications

MUSIC ID Digital Research Fellowship

Deadline: December 20, 2019

http://www.academicrightspress.com/entertainment/music/fellowship-prize

Music ID is pleased to announce its second annual Digital Research Fellowship in popular music studies.

Music ID is an academic platform that compiles current and historical music industry data into a single, easy-to-use source. Incorporating 5,452 different charts spanning 74 countries, Music ID provides access to chart information from Billboard and the Official Charts Company dating back to the 1950s, as well as contemporary, day-to-day statistics on iTunes downloads, Spotify and Apple Music streams, and Shazam searches. It also includes built-in visualization tools which allow users to create and export customizable tables and graphs. 

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Call for chapters: The Present and Future of Music Law

Following the Present and Future of Music Law Conference held at the University of Central Lancashire last July, we are looking for additional chapters to include in a book proposal on the topic of the conference, with a particular focus on the current legal and business challenges posed by a morphing, transnational, mid-digital marketplace.

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cfp: French Historical Studies: Music and French History/La musique et l’histoire française

Call for Papers from French Historical Studies: Music and French History/La musique et l’histoire française

The editors of French Historical Studies seek articles for a special issue on music in the Francophone world to appear in 2022.

The history of the music of France has traditionally been studied as a separate category without the same robust interest as other cultural artifacts such as film and literature. More recent scholarship illuminates the place of music in French society and suggests that more work should be done to sketch out the particular place of music in all its forms in French history.

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cfp: ZINES – An international journal on amateur and DIY media

Launch : Issue #1 – April 2020

Call for papers

ZINES is an international peer journal dedicated to studies of amateur and do-it-yourself media of any kind, from fanzines to webzines, perzines to science zines, artzines to poezines, etc.

ZINES is multi-disciplinary and opened to all scientific disciplines, from social sciences to medical sciences, art and design, media studies, etc. The first aim of the journal is to study the involvement of amateurs in the production of mediascapes, from printing form to cybermedia. It also addresses the impact of zine making for personal or collective sociabilization, especially in closed environments such as carceral or medical centres. The second aim is to examine the production of new form of communication by amateurs leading to the publication of media with a strong DIY ethos, including scholars who invent new forms of dissemination of scientific knowledge.

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Subcultures and their Mediated Representations

A group of University of the Arts London post-graduate research students, in conjunction with Centre for Fashion Curation (CfFC) are hosting a one-day symposium titled Subcultures and mediated representations.

Topics will include how music fanzines documented and transmitted the acid house music scene, the Marquis de Sade’s influence on British punk, myth and membership of the Northern Soul scene, using black language and musical expression to explore the relationships between social and cultural ways of understanding identity formation through ideas of ‘high’, ‘low’ and ‘popular’ culture and Adam Ant’s performance personas, as dandy, highway man and Prince Charming as an entry point for discussion about military identities, masculinity and popular culture.

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Call for Chapters: The Road to Independence: the Independent Record Industry in Transition (extended deadline)

Editor : Victor Sarafian.

Publisher : Presse de l’Université Toulouse 1 Capitole

Proposal submission: 15 November 2019

Full chapters due: 1 February 2020

We are inviting proposals for a book-length essay collection on all aspects of the independent record industry… it’s past, present and future prospects. Technology has changed how music is produced, distributed and consumed. From the advent of the gramophone to the advent of napster, technology has shaped the economic and cultural aspects of the music industry.

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