CFP reminder: 2019 IASPM-US conference, March 7-10

The deadline for the 2019 IASPM-US conference is coming up on October 1. The conference will be held March 7-10, in New Orleans and this year’s theme is “Musical Cities: Music, Historiography and Myth.” For the call for papers and submission guidelines, follow the link:

IASPM-US is taking big steps to make the organization more accessible, inclusive and visible. We adjusted our membership fee structure in 2017-18 to offer more options for students and lower-income members and cut our bottom fees significantly. We now offer a sliding scale membership for students of $25-40, and fees for non-student members start at $35 depending on income level. We have made similar adjustments to our conference registration fees as well. To join IASPM-US, go to

This summer, IASPM-US published the first issue of its journal, the Journal of Popular Music Studies, with its new publisher, University of California Press. The double issue, produced under the auspices of co-editors Oliver Wang and Diane Pecknold with managing editor Meghan Drury, includes a stellar mix of full-length articles by Kevin Fellezs, Sharon Hochhauser, David Verbuc, and Eric Weisbard; specially commissioned album reviews by Taylor Black and Shana Redmond; a feature where Amy Coddington comments on a “classic” JPMS article from 1988 by Venise Berry; and the printed version of Nadine Hubbs’ stirring keynote address from the 2017 conference in Cleveland. Content of the special issue is free, and can be accessed at We also welcome incoming editors Robin James and Eric Weisbard, managing editor Esther Morgan-Ellis, and assistant book review editor Alyx Vesey who joins continuing review editor David Suisman.