cfp: Innovation in Music Conference 2022

Royal College of Music, Stockholm 

24 – 26 March 2022 

Music Production: International Perspectives 

Call For Papers 

​Innovation in Music 2022 will be held at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Sweden on 24 – 26 March 2022. A Routledge conference proceedings book will be published after the event.  

The theme remains wide for contributions, but with a titled theme of “Music Production: International Perspectives” 

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40 Years of Popular Music Perspectives

What marked the beginning of international Popular Music Studies as an academic discipline? The most common answer is arguably the “Popular Music Perspectives” conference held at the University of Amsterdam in June 1981 that directly led to the establishment of IASPM.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this event, IASPM Benelux invites you to the 4th IASPM Pop Talk “40 Years of Popular Music Perspectives”, on June 22nd from 17:30 to 19:30.

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Music Streaming Platforms and Self-Releasing Musicians in China — IAPMS online workshop vol.8

We are pleased to host the Inter-Asia Popular Music Studies Group (IAPMS) Online Workshop vol.8. To participate in this online event, please register by filling out the form with your name and email address. The event information will be sent to your email after the registration. A reminder email will also be sent two day before as well as one hour before the event.
Registration form: https://forms.gle/6xi6ZR9uTGHgFFCw8

The event will be held on 10 June (Thu): 8:00-10:00pm (Korea/Japan) / 7:00-9:00 pm (China)  

(Please use the time zone converter to calculate the event time in your location: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/)

cfp: Staging popular music

Staging popular music: sustainable music ecologies for artists, industries and cities

Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 3-4-5 November 2021

AIMS
This conference focuses on the intersection between key transformations in the popular music industries. Music represents and generates value on various levels from the individual to the global, and in many different spheres from the cultural and social to the economic and political. Popular music is staged through multiple platforms, actors, businesses, intermediaries and policies. The current COVID-19-crisis both challenges the music industries and acts as a catalyst of new digital innovations. This is a vital moment to (re)consider the future directions of the music industries. While the music industries are characterized by continuous change and transformation, significant disruptions have always impacted its resilience. Such disruptions can be external shocks, including the current crisis, new technologies, political change or aesthetic-cultural innovations. From an ecological perspective, all transformations force the industry to reshape and rethink itself. This will likely result in both positive as negative consequences. We need to critically reflect on what the immediate and long-term future of music ecologies entails, who benefits and who suffers from such disruptions.

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Progect Network 2021: Towards a Contemporary Understanding of Progressive Rock and Metal

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the conference, “Progect Network 2021: Towards a Contemporary Understanding of Progressive Rock and Metal,” to be held on May 19-20-21 and 26-27-28. 

This conference is hosted VIRTUALLY by Lori Burns at the University of Ottawa. Free registration and the full program are available at the conference website: https://progectconference2.wixsite.com/website-5

cfp: Music and Racism in Europe 21.-22.10.2021

Call for papers: Music and Racism in Europe

Online Symposium, 21—22 October 2021

Race is among the most significant social categories that informs and organises understandings of music. Although there is an abundance of music research that deals with BIPOC minorities and, at least implicitly, also with race, few studies explicitly address how processes of for example racialisation, essentialisation,appropriation and exclusion in music and music research can effectively be categorised as racist. However, recently there has been an increasing interest also in the issue of racism in the field of music and music scholarship and this international online symposium seeks to bring together researchers across disciplines to discussmusic and racism particularly as it relates to Europe.

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Afro-Futurism. Arena Rap. The Self-Producer. Popular Music Research Day

Dear All,

Join us for an interactive Popular Music Studies Research Day with renowned speakers Laina Dawes, Steve Waksman and Paula Wolfe to discuss: what it means to be a black artist, the advent of arena rap, and the poetry of the recording studio.

Fugitive Ontology and Black Static: Afro-Pessimism vs. Afro-Futurism in Popular Music Laina Dawes: Columbia University. Author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points)

Rock, Rap, and Race in the U.S. Concert Industry Steve Waksman: Smith College. Author of Instruments of Desire: The Electric Guitar and the Shaping of Musical Experience (Harvard University Press) and This Ain’t the Summer of Love: Conflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk (University of California Press)

Songwriting, Music Production, Self-Production: Locating the Emotion, Maintaining the Objective, Positioning Genre Paula Wolfe: Author of Women in the studio: creativity, control and gender in popular music sound production (Routledge)

Time, place and registration

Tuesday 25 May 2021, 1-5 pm London time

Zoom (details on registration)

Register:

https://t.co/YMs7OxvFHX?amp=1

cfp: NCU IASPM 2021 Conference

Dear Friends, we would like to invite you to our conference: “Regional Experiences and External Influences: Reclaiming Identities by Popular Music in the Digital Era“. The event will take place on the 16-17th September 2021 in Toruń (Poland). The registration is open now! We will be waiting for your abstracts (approx. 500 words) until June 15.

The main objective of the conference is to exchange the experiences of studying popular music regional scenes. Such panorama tends to functionally and structurally reflect the specific and diversified character of cultural regionalism itself, including music and its social functions. We shall examine local popular music scenes in three varied but overlapping perspectives located mainly in the fields of musicology, sociology, anthropology, literary studies, cultural studies, political science, but we do not limit the academic areas of research. Thus, the experts of the enumerated fields covering the research on popular music are welcome.

Check out the full call for papers on our website https://bit.ly/3tnUnOR.

The event is organised by International Association for the Study of Popular Music and Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.

Any questions? Ask us: iaspm2020torun@gmail.com.

We are looking forward for your submissions!