cfp: Mediations of music and power in online music cultures

Call for Papers

Mediations of music and power in online music cultures

21–22 September 2023, Division of Gender Studies, School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University, Sweden

Music cultures in the twenty-first century are strongly shaped by online media. Music streaming, social media, video sharing sites as well as internet-based music production software, radio stations, and music magazines have variously affected the formatting, curation, and consumption of music. Largely centralized around a small number of privatized companies, where human and automated processes intersect, online music cultures are sites of mediations of power.

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IASPM Journal special Issue. Contemporary post-Soviet popular music: Politics and aesthetics

IASPM Journal is the peer-reviewed open-access e-journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM). As part of an international network, the journal aims to publish research and analysis in the field of popular music studies at both global and local levels.

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RILM Advisory Board

Dear IASPMites,

RILM (Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale) invited IASPM to be part of its Advisory Board; accordingly, the Executive Committee is searching for three IASPM members to sit on the Board. As you may know, RILM documents and disseminates music research worldwide through its music literature databases. RILM has been increasingly committed to including more literature on popular music globally and in multiple languages in the last few years. Hence, the participation of IASPM members in the Advisory Board is a great way to ensure that the popular music literature we write, read, and teach is adequately included in the RILM academic databases. Given IASPM’s multiple Local Branches, academic traditions, and scholarly interests, our organization can positively contribute to a more robust representation of popular music studies in academic databases.

RILM’s advisory Board, called The Commission Mixte, is an advisory committee currently comprised of members from the International Musicological Society (IMS), the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Center (IAML), and the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM). Each organization has three representatives who participate for four years in an annual meeting with RILM, who advise on what materials and perspectives to include and provide other recommendations so that RILM can better fulfill its mission of representing the academic production of music in the world. You can find the current members of RILM’s Commission Mixte here. The Commission Mixte meets online once a year, so this commitment does not require much work.

If you are interested in being one of the three IASPM members of the Advisory Board, please write to IASPM General Secretary Beatriz Goubert ( 


Beatriz Goubert

General Secretary, IASPM

PhD scholarships at the University of Huddersfield

This is a brief update on 4 PhD scholarships (full fee waiver and an annual bursary of £17,668) relevant to popular music at the University of Huddersfield, UK, that we previously advertised on this list. The original deadline of 10 February was extended to 27 February 2023, so there is still enough time to write and submit a proposal. Please spread the word and invite students or graduates to apply. The 4 scholarships are:

The Creative Music Production Scholarship is aimed at projects focused on the art of record production or other relevant subjects.…/creative-music-production…/

The Nitin Sawhney Scholarship is open to any popular music topic, whether focused on text-based or practice-based research. It will include some tutorial support from British composer, performer, and producer Nitin Sawhney.…/nitin-sawhney-scholarship/

The Richie Hawtin Scholarship focuses on electronic music and may include some tuition from DJ and Producer Richie Hawtin if appropriate.…/richie-hawtin-scholarship/

The John Warhurst scholarship is focused on film music and media composition, named after and supported by Huddersfield University graduate and Oscar winner John Warhurst, as well as the Nitin Sawhney Scholarship supporting any area of popular music scholarship.…/john-warhurst-scholarship/

cfp: Practice Research in 21st Century Music

Call For Papers: Practice Research in 21st Century Music

The 21st Century Music Practice Research Network’s 2023 One Day Conference on Saturday 20th May 2023 at the University of West London, St. Mary’s Road, Ealing, London W5 5RF

The C21MP network is relaunching its ‘in-person’ events with a one day conference looking for common themes in pedagogy and practice research in performance, composition, record production, music technology, music business and arts administration.

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Jobs: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Popular Music, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Popular Music, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University

The Department of Music Research and Composition, Don Wright Faculty of Music, Western University, invites applications for a full-time, probationary (tenure-track) appointment in Popular Music Studies (Production, Creation, Dissemination), at the rank of Assistant Professor. The salary will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. The anticipated start date will be July 1, 2023.

An earned doctorate or professional equivalent is required. The candidate will have a specialization in one or more of the following areas: music production for motion media (including film, television, streaming, and gaming), electronic songwriting and record production modalities, popular music performance and production pedagogies, and other areas related to the production, creation, and dissemination of popular music. Professional experience working with musics of the African diaspora or non-Western popular musics is an asset, as is professional experience in all aspects of licensing and music supervision.

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cfp: Music and the Internet

Call for Papers: Music and the Internet conference, University of Chicago and virtual, 9-10 June 2023

Music and the Internet ( is a hybrid, multi-day interdisciplinary conference that will take place virtually and at the University of Chicago June 9-10 2023.

From autoplaying videos to social media echo chambers, the 21st-century internet is a noisy place. The internet and online platforms have become increasingly entwined in both the music industry and in everyday musical activity, with music as both a shaped and shaping medium. Online music communities have emerged around net-native genres with distinct aesthetic, communicative, and meme-based conventions. Such developments have varied throughout the history of music on the internet, with reverberating effects in other online creative industries. Accordingly, a range of theoretical, practical, and ethical issues are in open (and often urgent) discussion for those studying these phenomena.

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cfp: Horizons of Punk

Horizons of Punk: Punk-Rock Scholarship and its Methodologies

A Collaboration Between Gustave Eiffel University (Laboratoire LISAA) and Punk Scholars Network UK & South Korea

When: 9th June 2023

Where: Auditorium, Georges Perec Library, Gustave Eiffel University, Champs-sur-Marne, France

“The horizon is the range of vision that includes everything that can be seen from a particular vantage point […] A person who has no horizon is a man who does not see far enough and hence overvalues what is nearest to him. On the other hand, ‘to have a horizon’ means not being limited to what is nearby, but to being able to see beyond it.” (Gadamer, Truth and Method).

What are the horizons of punk-rock? What are the horizons of punk-rock scholarship? How are these horizons defined, and how do they operate in punk music, culture, and scholarship? As they evolve through time, history, and geography, what commonalities and contradictions emerge? 

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cfp: Probing the Borderland

Probing the Borderland
Between Popular Music and Literature

1-Day Symposium, Friday 9th June 2023

Hosted by the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (France)

(Hybrid event)

Abstracts of 200 words should be sent, along with a short biography of no more than 100 words, to Catherine Girodet ( and Sylvie Mikowski (sylvie.mikowski@univ-reims.frby 15th March 2023.

Messages of acceptance will be sent by March 29th 2023.

Keywords: popular music, popular song, literature, song-writing, intertextuality, interartistry, aesthetic resonance, intermediality, hybridity, transformative space

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cfp: Soundscapes of ­the South

Call for Papers: Soundscapes of ­the South
Macon, Georgia 
September 28-29, 2023

“Precisely how and why the American South has shaped and nurtured so much successful art is something sociologists and anthropologists will still be bickering about a half century from now,” Amanda Petrusich wrote in It Still Moves: Lost Songs, Lost Highways, and the Search for the Next American Music (2008): “All I know is that it is mostly true.” Fifteen years on, her musical travelogue remains a vital exploration of the ways in which place may infl­uence “the sounds we make.”

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