cfp: Ecologies of Sound

The Music and Sound Studies Network of the German Studies Association (GSA) invites proposals from scholars for panels at the 45th Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN, from September 30 – October 3, 2021. We welcome proposals that consider how ecologies of sound have manifested themselves in German-speaking communities or German spaces throughout the world, and the ways in which these relations, patterns or systems have evolved and developed over time. The network supports scholarship from a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches and welcomes projects that focus on noise and sound as much as on music. The network also encourages either completed research or more speculative, tentative and preliminary hypotheses. In addition, the network hopes to build on last year’s format by having slightly shorter papers to ensure more time for discussion. Some potential considerations to guide proposal submissions may be:

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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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cfp: Special issue of The Radio Journal: ‘Competing Sounds? Podcasting and Popular Music’

Special issue of The Radio Journal: ‘Competing Sounds? Podcasting and Popular Music’

Guest editors: Ellis Jones (University of Oslo) and Jeremy Morris (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Abstracts due: 20th January 2021

On 19 May 2020, Spotify announced they had secured worldwide rights to distribute The Joe Rogan Show – arguably the world’s most commercially successful podcast – exclusively through their streaming platform. This move, reportedly worth over $100m, follows a series of notable licensing deals and acquisitions by Spotify (e.g. Gimlet Media, Anchor, The Obamas, etc.). But the heavy investment in this emerging media format also puts podcasts and music in economic and cultural tension. Noting the paltry royalties Spotify distributes to musicians, jazz historian Ted Gioja scoffed that the Rogan deal shows ‘Spotify values Rogan more than any musician in the history of the world.’

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cfp: Big Sounds from Small Places (IASPM Canada 2021)

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Big Sounds from Small Places

IASPM Canada Annual Conference 2021 Call For Papers

Virtual Conference

7 – 18 June 2021

Submission Deadline: 15 January 2021

As we enter into a new decade it’s apt to question our place in the world. Almost sixty years ago, Marshall McLuhan notably coined the term Global Village to refer to the global spread of media content and consumption, and yet Canada still struggles with its position in the world as an imposing landmass with a relatively small population, and how that influences where and how its cultural texts are encountered. This conference seeks to address the concept of voice and sound as tied to space and place, in the broadest sense. In regards to popular music in Canada, we have established a strong identity, but one that is often defined in opposition to our more vocal neighbours to the South. As we continuously define and redefine Canadian cultural identity, and cultural outputs, this conference questions how our musical landscape has historically adapted, and will continue to adapt, to an increasingly globalized environment.

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cfp: IASPM Journal – Dance & Protest Special Issue

Special Issue CFP: Dance and Protest

Editors: Serouj Aprahamian, Shamell Bell, Rachael Gunn, and MiRi Park

IASPM Journal is the peer-reviewed open-access e-journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM). As part of an international network, the journal aims to publish research and analysis in the field of popular music studies at both global and local levels.

The recent succession of protests and uprisings following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of (now former) Minneapolis police officers overwhelmingly included dance as a protest tactic. While dancers have long engaged in cultural acts of resistance, this iteration in the #blacklivesmatter movement stemmed directly from the efforts of dancers/activists who participated in the protests following the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Ezell Ford, and Michael Brown. Dancer/activist/scholar/mother Shamell Bell deemed “Street Dance Activism” as a protest tool to celebrate Black Joy in the face of Black death, and renowned dance scholar Brenda Dixon-Gottschild has noted how such actions have gained increasing visibility over the last decade.

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UK Members: Post for Research Fellow in Musicians’ Earnings at the University of Leeds

For the UK Members

The School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds wishes to recruit a fixed-term Research Fellow working full-time from 4 January 2021 until 31 March 2021 on Musicians’ Earnings in the Digital Age, a research project led by Professor David Hesmondhalgh and funded by Research England’s Quality-Related Strategic Priorities Fund (QR-SPF). There is no need to be based in Leeds for the duration of the project, but unfortunately the position is only open to candidates who have UK citizenship (this is out of the control of the research team, as is the duration of the funding).  

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Volume!’s latest issue on hip hop : Le monde ou rien?

VOLUME ! La revue des musiques populaires, n° 17-2

LE MONDE OU RIEN? LÉGITIMITÉ ET AUTHENTICITÉ DANS LES MUSIQUES HIP-HOP

Décembre 2020 • 280 pages • Format : 21 x 21 cm • ISBN : 978-2-913169-63-0 • ISSN : 2117-4148 • français • 19 euros  

Dossier dirigé par Séverin GUILLARD (Université Paris Est Créteil, Lab’Urba) et Marie SONNETTE (Université d’Angers)   

Ce numéro a reçu le soutien du laboratoire CRESSPA (CNRS/Paris Lumière)

La revue Volume! est soutenue par l’IRMECCEN (Paris 3 Sorbonne-Nouvelle)

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Music and Cultural Diplomacy in the Middle East: Geopolitical Re-Configurations for the 21stCentury

We are proud to announce new dates for  the conference ‘Music and Cultural Diplomacy in the Middle East: Geopolitical Re-Configurations for the 21stCentury’ organised at the IKK. It will now be held online between the 2th and 4th of December 2020 and registration is now open. (See description bellow).

Registrations are open through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-and-cultural-diplomacy-in-the-middle-east-tickets-129906974257?fbclid=IwAR1SzILeORuTf-Tx4sBCjP76nOCcReSgEJBI8yTpt-bp_xR-1e3I7M7Pl5E

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cfp: Sounds of the Pandemic

Sounds of the Pandemic
International online conference, December 16-17, 2020

3 Keynotes | 8 Thematic Sessions | 10 Virtual Posters | 60 Panelists: the conference programme is now online! GO TO PROGRAMME.

The conference will take place on Zoom as a Video Webinar. There will be room for up to 500 registered attendees: registration opens on Tuesday, December 1 on the conference website  and will close on Monday, December 14. 

The event will not be live streamed on social media, but will be later uploaded on YouTube.

Info: soundsofpandemic@gmail.com 


Website: www.soundsofthepandemic.wordpress.com 


FB page: https://www.facebook.com/comesuonalatoscana 


FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/205823927623577 

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