cfp: Rethinking the Music Business: Music Contexts, Rights, Data and COVID-19

Rethinking the Music Business: 

Music Contexts, Rights, Data and COVID-19 

Call for chapters for an edited volume to be submitted to Springer’s Music Business Research Series  


Editors
Guy Morrow (University of Melbourne)
Daniel Nordgård (University of Agder)
Peter Tschmuck (University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna)  

COVID-19 had, and is having, a global impact on health, communities and the economy. As a result of COVID-19, music festivals, gigs and events were cancelled or postponed across the world. This directly affected the incomes and practices of many artists and the revenue for many entities in the music business. Despite this crisis however, there are pre-existing trends in the music business – the rise of the streaming economy, technological change (virtual and augmented reality, blockchain etc.), new copyright legislation etc. Some of these trends were impacted by the COVID-19 crisis while others were not. 

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cfp: Writing HerStories: Women’s Rock Memoirs

CALL FOR PAPERS FOR AN EDITED COLLECTION:

Writing HerStories: Women’s Rock Memoirs (Provisional title)

Editors: Cristina Garrigós (National University of Distance Education, UNED, Spain) and Marika Ahonen (University of Turku, Finland).

The last ten years have seen a significant rise in the number of published memoirs by female rock musicians. Patti Smith’s Just Kids (2010) came out in the same year that Kristin Hersch’s Rat Girl (2010) appeared, and others soon followed: Alice Bag’s Violence Girl: East L.A. Rage to Hollywood Stage. A Chicana Punk Story (2011), Kim Gordon’s Girl in a Band (2015), Carrie Brownstein’s Hunger Made Me a Modern Girl (2016), Chrissie Hynde’s Reckless (2016), Michelle Cruz Gonzales’s The Spitboy Rule. Tales of a Xicana in a Female Punk Band (2016), Cosey Fanni Tutti’s Art, Sex, Music (2017), and Viv Albertine’s Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys (2016). More recently, there are Debbie Harry’s Face It (2019), Liz Phair’s Horror Stories. A Memoir (2019), and Kathy Valentine’s All I Ever Wanted (2020). These examples – all from the U.S. and the U.K. – suggest that there is a growing interest in, and room for, women’s rock memoirs.

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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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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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cfp: The Road to Independence: the Independent Record Industry in Transition (extended deadline)

Deadline extended to 1 September 2019

Call for Chapters: The Road to Independence: the Independent Record Industry in Transition.

Call for chapters
The Road to Independence: the Independent Record Industry in Transition.
Editor : Victor Sarafian.
Publisher : Presse de l’Université Toulouse 1 Capitole

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Studying Live Music and Festivals: Production, Promotion and Consumption (call for chapters)

Call for Chapters:

Studying Live Music and Festivals: Production, Promotion and Consumption

Edited by:

Chris Anderton (Solent University, Southampton, UK)
Sergio Pisfil (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK)

Proposals are sought for chapter contributions to an edited collection with strong publisher interest.

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CFP Hip-Hop Archives: The Politics and Poetics of Knowledge Production

Hip-Hop Archives
The Politics and Poetics of Knowledge Production

Edited by Mark V. Campbell (Ryerson University) and Murray Forman (Northeastern University)

As editors of this book, we seek contributions that critically address hip-hop archives (both digital and physical) and the processes of archivization, encompassing theoretical and analytical perspectives and exploring globally dispersed cases. We particularly welcome contributions from individuals who are in some way actively engaged in the development or operation of hip-hop archives in any medium and at any stage or scale, whether independent collections or institutionally supported enterprises. We also value the various ways in which hip-hop culture is engaged from historical and material perspectives, allowing for examination of the archive as a historical apparatus as well as a contemporary physical assemblage of artifacts.
This book focuses on the culture and politics involved in building, maintaining, and researching hip-hop archives. It addresses practical aspects, including methods of accumulation, curation, preservation, and digitization and critically analyzes institutional power, community engagement, urban economics, public access, and the ideological implications associated with hip-hop culture’s enduring tensions with dominant social values.

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Call for Chapters: The Independent Record Industry in Transition.

Call for Chapters: The Road to Independence: the Independent Record Industry in Transition.

Call for chapters
The Road to Independence: the Independent Record Industry in Transition.
Editor : Victor Sarafian.
Publisher : Presse de l’Université Toulouse 1 Capitole

Proposal submission: 1 July 2019
Full chapters due: 1 December 2019

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