cfp: Independent Music Labels: Histories, Practices and Values (new dates)

Call for Papers:

Independent Music Labels: Histories, Practices and Values

NEW DATES: 23-24.06.2021 | Lisbon | NOVA FCSH

Within the field of popular music studies, little attention has been given to the impacts of independent music labels outside the Anglo-Saxon context, particularly in the production, dissemination and consumption of music in semi-peripheral countries such as Portugal. On the other hand, when the scope of the reflection goes beyond the Anglo-Saxon context the study of major record companies has been privileged over small structures of local / national scope which operate independently from these large companies and/or media groups with a transnational reach. Starting from broader discussions about the relationship between the local and the global in music production, this colloquium proposes a discussion on the impact of independent music labels with a particular focus on the Portuguese context and/or in contexts that are similarly located outside the main production centers. We will take as a starting point some recognized (yet open to scrutiny) assumptions about independent labels in the field of music production: the dissemination and making available of local musics and artists in opposition to the hegemony of global (mostly Anglo-Saxon) artists and genres released by multinationals; the valuing of aesthetic and artistic dimensions in music making at the expense of its commercial potential; the forms of organization and work that are innovative and adaptable to the changing contexts in the record sector, particularly in the new millennium. This is an inter and multidisciplinary colloquium accepting proposals in disciplines such as musicology, ethnomusicology, sociology, anthropology and history, among others. We also hope to establish a dialogue between the academy and the record sector with the presence and participation of independent label managers.

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cfp: ICMPC16-ESCOM11

‘Connectivity and diversity in music cognition’

28-31 July 2021

Conference pages:  https://sites.google.com/sheffield.ac.uk/escom2021/home

Conftool submissions page: https://www.conftool.pro/escom2021/

The theme of connectivity and diversity underlies the conceptual breadth of the conference. The conference welcomes all papers whose primary purpose is the systematic attempt to enhance our understanding of musical behaviour and (neurological, embodied, developmental) cognitive processes shaping and shaped by musical experience and activity. Papers specifically addressing the conference theme will be highlighted in the programme.

Submissions may consist of proposals for

  • Spoken papers, posters, demonstrations, workshops, thematic symposia.
  • Symposia are intended to include contributions from multiple hubs

Participation in the conference will be possible through attendance at one of the conference hubs or through virtual attendance. All presentations will be part of a global programme that integrates virtual and semi-virtual presentations. This will include opportunities for networking and socialising across hubs.

Important dates:

7 Dec 2020 Deadline for abstract submissions

February 2021 Review outcomes

1 May 2021 Early bird registration deadline and preliminary programme

June 2021 Final conference programme

28-31 July 2021 ICMPC16-ESCOM11

Submission guidelines for single poster, paper, demonstration of workshop:

  • Structured abstract of max 400 words
    • Empirical studies: Background, Aims, Methods, Results, Conclusion and Implications
    • Non-empirical studies: Background, Aims, Main Contribution, Conclusion and Implications
    • Demonstrations and workshops: Background, Aims, Main Contribution & Practical requirements.
  • Indication of topic, thematic highlight, and whether part of a symposium

Submission guidelines for symposia:

  • Structured abstract of max 400 words for symposium as a whole: Background, Aims, Main contribution.
  • Overview of presentations including titles, authors, and selected hubs.
  • Structured abstract for each contribution, following the guidelines for single submissions, submitted separately

Your proposal must further include

  • The title
  • The authors’ names
  • Type of proposal (poster, presentation, workshop, demonstration, symposium)
  • Your institutional affiliation(s)
  • The email address of the lead author
  • The conference hub that you will be attending
    • for example – Sheffield, UK / Baku, Azerbaijan / Bogota, Colombia / Bengaluru, India / Vilnius, Lithuania / Bygoszcz, Poland / or another hub

How to submit:  Please submit your proposal through the Conftool submission portal (from 1 Sept 2020):

https://www.conftool.pro/escom2021/

  • Click on ‘Create account and submit contribution’
  • Please note that you must register as a first time user before you can submit a paper even if you have previously registered with Conftool for other conferences

If you have any queries about the conference, please contact the organisers at:

icmpc-escom2021@sheffield.ac.uk

Best wishes

The Conference Committee

cfp: Music, Sound, and Trauma: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Location: Online

Date: February 12-14, 2021

Keynote Speaker: Maria Cizmic (University of South Florida), and others TBA

Although trauma has always shaped human lives, discussions of trauma have especially come to the fore in our current moment. From the pandemic’s impacts—including global spikes in domestic violence and adverse impacts on mental health—to the tragedies of systemic racism and police brutality, trauma dominates contemporary conversations for wide swaths of people. Today’s focus on trauma follows a decade of burgeoning attention to the socio-cultural and psychological causes and effects of trauma in popular media and academic scholarship, including music studies. This conference—”Music, Sound, and Trauma: Interdisciplinary Perspectives”— seeks to bring together scholars working in and beyond music and sound studies to address the myriad ways that music and sound historically and contemporaneously not only have helped people process trauma, but also have been implicated in violence resulting in trauma. In addition, we are especially interested in hearing from scholars working with music and sound in pedagogical contexts with a focus on trauma-informed teaching and learning.

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[Reminder] IASPM 2021 CfP 10 days left!

Greetings!

The Local Organizing Committee gently reminds you that call for proposals for IASPM 2021 ends in 10 days on 31 August 2020. This is the last chance to submit your proposals. There will be no further extension of deadline. The submission can be made through the IASPM 2021 website. (http://iaspm2021.org/index.php?gt=abs/abs01)

* Abstract Submission: until August 31, 2020 (Korea time GMT+8)

These are other updates on IASPM 2021

1) Thanks to the extension of original Call for Proposals, the date for Notification of Review Result has been readjusted to October 30, 2021.

2) IASPM 2021 Local Organising Committee offers online conference slots for delegates who do not wish to travel for conscientious, financial, or Covid-19-related reasons. We will send out an application form for online participation when review results are posted. You will be asked to write a 300-word statement for your decisions not to travel if you want to participate online.

3) The IASPM 2021 registration fee for regular participation has been set. Fees for online participation are to be announced.

Regular   USD200 (early-bird: until 31 Mar).      USD250 (standard)

Concession (Unwaged/Student/Retired)  USD180

Day Rate.  USD60

Conference Dinner USD 50

(Optional)

For more details on online participation and other updates, please visit our website (www.iaspm2021.org)

Best,

Hyunjoon Shin (Co-chair)   Keewoong Lee (Co-chair)

IASPM 2021 Local Organising Committee

IASPM 2021: IMPORTANT NOTICE

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As we have announced in Call for Proposals, the current climate of Covid-19 pandemic and climate change demands certain interventions in the format of international conference. We at local organising committee for IASPM 2021 are keen to employ various measures to tackle those challenges. As part of our intervention, we offer slots for online participation for those who do not wish to travel for conscientious, financial, or Covid-19-related reasons. Please submit a 300-WORD STATEMENT to apply for online participation when you register for IASPM 2021 – please note, you DO NOT need to do this when you submit your proposal. We will grant online participation slots for successful applicants. This applies to both panel and individual participation. We are working out fee structure and conference formats for online participation. We will keep you updated on this topic.

If you have any queries about online participation, please contact IASPM 2021 Secretariat at iaspm2021@gmail.com

Hyunjoon Shin         Keewoong Lee

Co-chair.                   Co-chair

IASPM 2021 Local Organising Committee

cfp: The U2 Conference

The U2 Conference
http://u2conference.com/  

Heartland: U2’s Looking For American Soul
An International Virtual U2 Conference For Scholars And Fans
October 18 – 24, 2020

U2 has journeyed – at times uneasily – through an America of pulsating metropolis, rugged heartland and shining sea. It long ago fell under the spell of America, but for just as long has felt it still hasn’t found America.

When U2 talks about America, it often describes it in terms of an idea, a dream or an experiment rather than a physical reality. Bono sings in “American Soul” (ft. Kendrick Lamar) on Songs of Experience: “It’s not a place / This country is to me a sound / Of drum and bass. … It’s not a place / This country is to me a thought / That offers grace / For every welcome that is sought.”

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IASPM 2021 (Daegu, South Korea, July 6-10, 2021) update

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Greetings!

The Local Organizing Committee is pleased to invite you to the 21st Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music to be held in Daegu, South Korea, for 5 days from July 6 to 10, 2021. Here are some latest updates on the conference, including the keynote speakers.

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Call for applications: Electronic Music Journalism

Berlin-based electronic music magazine GROOVE is teaming up with Goethe-Institute for a digital workshop programme on international electronic music journalism organized by Kristoffer Cornils and Laura Aha. We are inviting young journalists from all over the world and specifically from the so-called Global South to apply for the programme with the aim of developing a written, in-depth feature on their respective local scene. Applications are now open until August 3rd. 

The two-week seminar block will take place online from the 17th to the 28th of August and is open for the general public. Once the seminars are concluded, the ten selected participants will take action on their own: in coordination with the editors of GROOVE, they will write an article focusing on the regional specifics of electronic music in their own countries, in their native language and with a respective English translation. Besides the opportunity of having their piece published in both languages by GROOVE in November this year, the participation in the workshop programme and the article will be compensated by the Goethe-Institut with a one-time payment of € 500 per participant.

Find the whole announcement here:

https://groove.de/2020/06/29/global-groove-electronic-music-journalism/

cfp: XXI Biennial IASPM Conference in Daegu, South Korea

“Climates of Popular Music”, 21st Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music

!!! Update (see the separate message above): Please note the extended deadline 31 August, 2020!!!

See also the conference website for more details http://www.iaspm2021.org

Call for Presentations

The most pressing issue for humanity in the 21st century is global climate, and thus IASPM’s 21st Conference turns its attention towards this subject. Whereas our 20th anniversary conference considered where we have been, we now ask where we are now, what we are doing as a species, and what impact it has on our communities and our world. On a planet increasingly interconnected by a dizzying array of media channels, such a discussion has to be broadly framed. Our planet’s climate is impacted by numerous forms of human activity, including those that are individual, personal, local, communal, institutional, commercial, corporate, cultural, political, and international. This conference invites presentations that ask how popular music relates to our climate, where climate relates to any part of the totality of surrounding conditions and circumstances affecting growth or development. By “climate,” we intend to include a range of definitions, including ecological climate, political climates, socio-political climates, and contextual and individuated climates. We ask presenters to consider the impacts of activities related to popular music and its cultures on variously defined climates, and the impacts of changing or changed climates on different popular music and its contexts. 

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cfp: Independent Music Labels: Histories, Practices and Values

Independent Music Labels: Histories, Practices and Values

03-04.12.2020 | Lisbon | NOVA FCSH

Within the field of popular music studies, little attention has been given to the impacts of independent music labels outside the Anglo-Saxon context, particularly in the production, dissemination and consumption of music in semi-peripheral countries such as Portugal. On the other hand, when the scope of the reflection goes beyond the Anglo-Saxon context the study of major record companies has been privileged over small structures of local / national scope which operate independently from these large companies and/or media groups with a transnational reach. Starting from broader discussions about the relationship between the local and the global in music production, this colloquium proposes a discussion on the impact of independent music labels with a particular focus on the Portuguese context and/or in contexts that are similarly located outside the main production centers. We will take as a starting point some recognized (yet open to scrutiny) assumptions about independent labels in the field of music production: the dissemination and making available of local musics and artists in opposition to the hegemony of global (mostly Anglo-Saxon) artists and genres released by multinationals; the valuing of aesthetic and artistic dimensions in music making at the expense of its commercial potential; the forms of organization and work that are innovative and adaptable to the changing contexts in the record sector, particularly in the new millennium. This is an inter and multidisciplinary colloquium accepting proposals in disciplines such as musicology, ethnomusicology, sociology, anthropology and history, among others. We also hope to establish a dialogue between the academy and the record sector with the presence and participation of independent label managers.

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