IASPM International Research Seminar

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:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iaspm-january-research-seminar-tickets-132280335043

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

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2021 IASPM-Canada Book Prize/ Prix du livre IASPM-Canada

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.

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Register as a peer reviewer (IASPM Journal)

Dear IASPM Members:

We want to encourage everyone to register as a peer reviewer of IASPM Journal on our website.

https://iaspmjournal.net/index.php/index/login

If you have already registered but have not filled in keywords for areas of interest, please do so now, as this is our only way to effectively search your research interests and expertise on our website. The more keywords the better. 

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2021 IASPM Book Prize

Dear IASPM members

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 2021 Daegu 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, to be eligible. The nominations should be sent at this stage to the chairs of the Book Prize committee Felipe Trotta and Andrea Dankić (bookprize@iaspm.net) by 09 November 2020 at the latest.

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The Future of Live Music; Round Table Discussion and Book Launch Event

2pm Thursday 11 June, Youtube Live @ shorturl.at/cwFMT

Thursday 11 June will see people from the music industry and academics from around the world, come together online to explore the question ‘What is the Future of Live Music?’.  Clearly a hugely topical subject, particularly since the abrupt halt on public gatherings last March due to Covid-19. 

The online event will start at 2pm on Youtube live, and include seminal musicians Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order fame and 808 State co-founder Graham Massey, Liam Ogburn from the hotly tipped band ‘Working Mens Club’, leading venue and festival operator Aaron Mellor, Teresa Moore from a Greener Festival to be chaired by Tony Rigg.  

The occasion marks the launch of a new book called ‘The Future of Live Music’ published by Bloomsbury, co-edited by UCLan’s Tony Rigg, Ewa Mazierska and Les Gillon.  The book explores many of the dimensions of live music and features an international cast of contributions who will be discussing their chapters at the event.

Fred Rogers Music Fellow

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College has a new fellowship.

Fred Rogers had a deep passion for music and composed many of the songs on his television program, Mister Rogers Neighborhood. In honor of Fred Rogers’ love of music, The Gretsch family (of Gretsch Guitars) has endowed a new music fellowship at the Fred Rogers Center. The Gretsch Fellow in Children’s Music will conduct research and develop scholarly work around the ethos and vision of the Fred Rogers Center and its mission “to help children grow as confident, competent, and caring human beings.” You can find more information here: https://www.fredrogerscenter.org/what-we-do/music-fellowship. We are seeking a musician with notable credentials in scholarship, education, or a related background

Call for Think Pieces: Working in Music and the Covis-19 Pandemic

Since the Covid-19 outbreak was announced as a pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020, most countries announced lockdown or semi-confinement measures almost immediately, with all public events being cancelled. This had an immediate and direct effect on artists all over the world whose livelihood is heavily dependent on public performances. 

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