2017 IASPM Book Prize­ Call for Nominations

IASPM Book Prize
Call for Nominations
Deadline: 1 April 2017

A public award will be given by IASPM for two outstanding first books by a single author on popular music, one in English, the other in any other language, at the 2017 Kassel IASPM conference.

Nominations are invited from IASPM members of books they consider to be possible contenders for such an award. Authors nominated should preferably already be members of IASPM, or should become members of IASPM after being nominated, in order to be eligible. The nominations should be sent at this stage to the chair of the Book Prize committee Sílvia Martínez: silvia.martinez@musikeon.net by 1 April 2017 at the latest.

When nominating a book, please provide the following details:
• Author, nationality
• Bibliographical information, including language and page count of the book nominated
• Confirmation of IASPM membership, including branch

Authors may either self-nominate, or other members may nominate authors and books they regard worth considering for the award. Please let me reiterate the criteria for eligibility:
• a single author
• a member of IASPM
• her/his first book (in any language)

Books nominated must have been already published and be on the market since 1 January 2015, until 31 December 2016. A PDF copy of the book must be sent by the publisher or the author to each member of the judging panels (to be announced later), before 1 April 2017; a hard copy of the book must be sent to the Kassel 2017 Organizing Committee (chair Jan Hemming: jan.hemming@uni-kassel.de).

Please circulate this call within branches, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the 2017 IASPM Book Prize.

Sílvia Martínez
Chair of the 2017 IASPM Book Prize Jury