Out Now: ~Vibes – The IASPM D-A-CH Series Volume 1

Dear Popular Music Researchers

we are very proud to announce the first volume of the new series ~Vibes by the German-speaking branch of IASPM. «Pop–Power–Positions: Globale Beziehungen und populäre Musik» (Global Relations and Popular Music) looks at (global) power relations and representations of differences in popular music (studies).

The publication is open access and available here: https://vibes-theseries.org.

Articles in English and German

Edited by Anja Brunner, Vienna, & Hannes Liechti, Bern

Published by IASPM D-A-CH, Berlin 2021


Anja Brunner, Hannes Liechti

Pop–Power–Positions: Engaging with the (Post)Colonial in Popular Music Studies. An Introduction


Thade Buchborn, Verena Bons

«And It Turns Out that It only Has Two Chords»: Secondary School Music Teachers’ Orientations on Dealing with Learners’ Music Cultures in the Classroom in Germany


Steffen Just

Zur Doppelstruktur und Ambivalenz der Differenz: Inszenierungen von Anderen im populären Musiktheater, 1890–1930


Dietmar Elflein

What Is Soul?


Chelsea Oden

Dane as Political Activism: Two Popular Choreomusical Responses to the Orlando Shooting


Christina Richter-Ibáñez

When „Ojos así“ Became „Eyes Like Yours“: Translation as Negotiation of Lyrics, Sound, and Performance by Shakira


César Jesús Burgos Dávila, David Moreno Candil, Helena Simonett

State Censorship and the Controversy Surrounding the Narcocorrido Genre in Mexico


Beate Flath

Data Based Co-Creation and Participation: Reflections on an Ambivalent Relation by the Example of Music Apps


Copy editing English: Norma Coates

Assistance: Hannah Plüss

Layout and cover: Claudia Schacher

Cover photo: Karin Scheidegger