Nominations for Election to IASPM Executive Committee positions

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Dear IASPM Members,

The International Executive Committee would like to invite IASPM members to apply to stand as a member of the Executive Committee. If you would like to nominate someone to stand for a position, please email Beatriz Goubert Secretary@IASPM.net, who is copied in to this email. (Please do not press reply all, and reply to the whole list 😊).

Please discuss any nomination with the person involved before nominating them, if you are not self-nominating. We have had cases in the past where people have been nominated and are not willing to stand, which is not very helpful!

IASPM Executive Committee positions are all available for vote at the Biennial AGM, so you can be nominated for any position, whether or not the holder of the current position is standing again. IASPM Executive Committee positions include Chair, General Secretary, Membership Secretary, Treasurer, Web/Publications, and Member-at-large.

We are in particular seeking someone to stand as IASPM Treasurer, to handle our finances, as Simone Kruger is stepping down.

If you wish to nominate someone, please email Beatriz, the deadline for submission of nominations is 31 May 2021.

Voting will be take place electronically in advance of and at the start of the AGM, 12 Noon BST, 1 July 2021,  details will be sent out in due course.

Many thanks

Rupert Till

IASPM 2021-Conference (Daegu) postponed

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Dear IASPM Members,

   Unfortunately we have to announce that the IASPM Bienniel Conference to be held in South Korea in 2021 has now been postponed for 12 months. With a date in July 2021, we had hoped that we would be largely over the Coronavirus Pandemic, and at least some IASPM members would be able to attend the conference. The IASPM Executive Committee and conference local organising committee discussed this a number of times, and we have held off making a decision until now, in the hope of still going ahead with a blend of in person and online involvement. However it is now clear that it is unlikely many people would be able to plan travel in April, and travel will still be disrupted in many parts of the world in June/July.

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“Education Sciences & Society” Journal – Italy

Dear IASPMites,

I’m happy to share with you the last call for papers from the Italian scientific Journal “Education Sciences & Society”: https://journals.francoangeli.it/index.php/ess/announcement/view/37

Professor Massimiliano Stramaglia and I we’ll be glad if you consider participating with a paper about the way pop music can help to clarify the meaning of being young today.

Thank you very much for your kind attention!

Tommaso Farina

International Conference on Musical Form

The Formal Theory Study Group is pleased to announce that the rescheduled International Conference on Musical Form will take place virtually on 21st-23rd June, 13:00-19:00 (BST). We are looking forward to welcoming Janet Schmalfeldt (Tufts University) and Steven Vande Moortele (University of Toronto) as keynote speakers, and hosting a roundtable discussion on ‘Formenlehre and Canonicity’.

The provisional conference programme is available here: https://www.formenlehre.co.uk/icmf-programme

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will now take place online with pre-recorded papers and posters that you can watch in advance of the conference. The live conference will instead give delegates five minutes to summarise their paper, followed by ten minutes of questions. Most of the pre-recorded papers are already available for viewing. To join the conference and access the pre-recorded papers, you will need to complete the online registration, which is completely free. To register, there are three main steps:

1)        Sign up to our website (formenlehre.co.uk). Click on the ‘log in’ button on the top right of the page. You will then be directed to a page for setting up an account.
2)        To access the pre-recorded videos, you will also need to ‘subscribe’ to the membership plan ‘ICMF2021’ (https://www.formenlehre.co.uk/plans-pricing).
3)        Change the quantity of ‘ICMF Event Ticket’ to 1, then press check out and fill in the form. A confirmation email will be sent to you. (Although you will technically be ‘buying’ a subscription, the price is set to £0 so this is completely free and you will not need to give any payment details.) (https://www.formenlehre.co.uk/event-details/international-conference-on-musical-form-3)

For more details, please visit https://www.formenlehre.co.uk/conference

cfp: ‘Rethinking Participatory Processes Through Music’ Study Days

‘Rethinking Participatory Processes Through Music’

14-15 January 2022, online event

https://musicdemocracystudydays.wordpress.com

Convened by Igor Contreras Zubillaga (British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Huddersfield) and Robert Adlington (University of Huddersfield)

Keynote speakers: Hélène Landemore (Yale University), Anna Bull (University of York), Raymond MacDonald (University of Edinburgh)

In recent times, the UK’s Brexit vote, the 2016 US presidential election, and other elections worldwide have made democratic processes the subject of unprecedented public debate. This has led to widespread questioning of the mechanisms for people’s participation in the democratic system and in political decision-making. One of the most ground-breaking inquiries into what public participation ought to look like within democracy has recently been carried out by political scientist Hélène Landemore (Yale University). In her book Open Democracy (2020), Landemore favours the ideal of ‘representing and being represented in turn’ over direct-democracy approaches. Drawing on recent experiments with citizens’ assemblies, Landemore offers a different concept of nonelectoral democratic representation.

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IASPM-US Research Seminar “Say it Loud: Black Voices in U.S. Popular Music Studies” – June 7th

on June 7, 2021 at 1pm EDT, as part of the IASPM Research Seminar series, IASPM-US will be hosting a one hour virtual seminar entitled “Say it Loud: Black Voices in U.S. Popular Music Studies” moderated by Dr. De Angela L. Duff. The seminar will feature presentations by Drs. Brittnay L. Proctor, Matthew D. Morrison, Elliott H. Powell, Kimberly R. Mack, and Daphne A. Brooks about their respective research/book projects in Black music studies. There will also be Q&A following everyone’s presentation. 

This will be a zoom event, and you can register here. We look forward to seeing you all June 7th!

cfp: Innovation in Music Conference 2022

Royal College of Music, Stockholm 

24 – 26 March 2022 

Music Production: International Perspectives 

Call For Papers 

​Innovation in Music 2022 will be held at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Sweden on 24 – 26 March 2022. A Routledge conference proceedings book will be published after the event.  

The theme remains wide for contributions, but with a titled theme of “Music Production: International Perspectives” 

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40 Years of Popular Music Perspectives

What marked the beginning of international Popular Music Studies as an academic discipline? The most common answer is arguably the “Popular Music Perspectives” conference held at the University of Amsterdam in June 1981 that directly led to the establishment of IASPM.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this event, IASPM Benelux invites you to the 4th IASPM Pop Talk “40 Years of Popular Music Perspectives”, on June 22nd from 17:30 to 19:30.

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Music Streaming Platforms and Self-Releasing Musicians in China — IAPMS online workshop vol.8

We are pleased to host the Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group (IAPMS) Online Workshop vol.8. To participate in this online event, please register by filling out the form with your name and email address. The event information will be sent to your email after the registration. A reminder email will also be sent two day before as well as one hour before the event.
Registration form: https://forms.gle/6xi6ZR9uTGHgFFCw8

The event will be held on 10 June (Thu): 8:00-10:00pm (Korea/Japan) / 7:00-9:00 pm (China)  

(Please use the time zone converter to calculate the event time in your location: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/)