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.
Call for Participants
The Queer Mutual Mentoring (QMM) pilot scheme is a resource for all students, scholars, and musicians who identity as LGBTQ+ or their allies in addressing challenges of our work and student lives. It allows for participants to engage in mutual sharing, learning, supporting, and inspiring, processes that can flow in different directions depending on the individual participants. One of the central aims of the scheme is to strengthen the exchange of knowledge and skills for dealing with issues that relate to, or are shaped by, issues of gender and sexuality, as they intersect with other aspects of our identities and biographies. Mentoring can include a wide range of points of discussion, including but not limited to the following issues:
- Coming out to fellow students/colleagues
- Career guidance both within and beyond the academy and music industry
- Discrimination and bullying (among student and/or staff)
- Discussing queer theory
- Expanding networks
- Self-care strategies
- Challenging trans-, bi- and homophobia among peers
- Negotiating new roles and institutional structures
- Queering the syllabus and/or teaching methods
- The needs of a student body that’s diverse across gender and sexuality
EDIT: The position has been filled.
Dear IASPM colleagues,
Social media plays an increasingly important part in our world, whether Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, or QQ. IASPM has an informal facebook page, but wishes to have more presence on for example Twitter and YouTube, maybe also on other platforms. We are looking for someone willing as a volunteer or volunteers to work for IASPM periodically distributing social media posts.
The job would involve posting activities by IASPM and its branches on social media platforms, and increasing the associations profile. It would suit a postgraduate student, or early career lecturer or researcher. This would be an excellent for increasing your profile as an academic, and adding some sparkle to a CV. You would be co-opted on the International Executive Committee of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music. You might post material on conferences, our research seminars, and other activities. It may be that two or more people would like to share the workload.
If you are the sort of person who actively and regularly uses Twitter, Insta, Facebook, YouTube etc., then this might well suit you. The position is unpaid, voluntary.
There are a few things to announce about the IASPM Monthly Online Research Seminars.
Firstly, in order to allow us to properly record the seminars, and also to allow for live streaming, and co-ordination with ticket booking on Eventbrite, we have purchased an IASPM Zoom account. This “Pro” account, allows for there to be 100 people taking part actively in the seminar (with chat functions etc.), so each research seminar will have 100 tickets, on Eventbrite, which is a ticketing website. If these tickets are sold, we hope to stream the event on YouTube or Facebook, which will mean any number of people can at least watch the seminar. The seminars will be available to anyone, not just to IASPM members, so please advertise them far and wide, including to postgrad and graduate students, and on any email lists you know. We will also record and publish all seminars.
You can look on the IASPM YouTube channel for the live streams of the research seminars at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCii1IhY4vnGskTwf3GUyhjQ
Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies (IAPMS) Online Workshop vol.06
Date: Thursday, February 4th, 2021
Time: 8PM (UTC+9)
7PM (Malaysia/China/Hong Kong/ Taiwan /Singapore/Perth)
KL Sing Song: alternative voices in the Kuala Lumpur singer songwriter circuit (2005 – 2009)
Azmyl Yusof (Sunway University Malaysia)
To register for this Zoom event, please fill out the form with your name, affiliation, and email address. The Zoom link information will be sent to you one day before the event.
Keychanges at Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Challenges for women musicians in jazz and ways forward for equal gender representation at jazz festivals
Findings, recommendations and ways forward
The next International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) International Research Seminar is being hosted by IASPM Australia New Zealand. You can get full information and a digital ticket here:
It is on Friday 15th January 2021 at 10am AEDT in Australia
In the UK that is Thursday 14th January 2021 11pm GMT
In Europe that is 12 midnight early in the morning on Friday 14th July
In the USA that is 6pm on Thursday 14th January
Please find below an invitation to participate in the second edition of IASPM Pop Talks.
Double Book Launch: Remixing European Jazz Culture & Voices Found: Free Jazz and Singing
January 27th, 17:00-19:00 (CET)
Online via this Google Meets link: meet.google.com/ogs-rkvq-ddo
Call for Nominations/ Appel à nomination
2021 IASPM-Canada Book Prize/ Prix du livre IASPM-Canada
Deadline/Date limite: 1 April 2021
English version follows below.
Appel à nomination pour le Prix du livre IASPM-Canada (2021)
La branche canadienne de l’Association internationale des études en musique populaire (IASPM-Canada) lance son appel à nominations pour le Prix de la meilleure monographie publiée par un membre faisant une contribution importante à l’étude de la musique populaire. Pour être éligible, celle-ci doit avoir été écrite par une auteure canadienne, un auteur canadien, publiée par une maison d’édition canadienne ou doit traiter d’une thématique pertinente au contexte canadien. Les recueils d’articles ne sont pas éligibles. Les ouvrages en nomination pour le Prix de la meilleur monographie IASPM-Canada doivent avoir été publiés en 2019 ou 2020.
Seminar Series for 2020-2021, see also the website (http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/homepage/431/european_popular_musics), where the list of all those presenting also appears.