Dance & ProtestVol. 13 No. 2 (2023)
Special Issue: Practice-Based ResearchVol. 13 No. 1 (2023)
This Special Issue is motivated by Philip Ewell’s call for a more diverse range of theoretical lenses but focused on the need for more theoretical diversity in research into and about popular music practices. A primary aim is the development of diverse knowledge for practical and vocational courses in popular music. Christopher Frayling’s (1993) divisions of practice research—research into, through and for practice—roughly parse the approaches taken here. Of the eleven articles in this special issue, Tolstad, Pisfil, Shea and Oyler fit into the ‘research into practice’ category, Wolfe, Sykes and Braae et al fit into ‘research through practice’, and Anthony et al, Whiting and Thompson & Harding are pedagogy research and therefore a version of Frayling’s ‘research for practice’. Zaddach provides a sort of meta-commentary on the nature of practice research.
Editor Prof. Abigail Gardner Special Issue Editors Prof. Simon Zagorski-Thomas, Dr. Mary Fogarty, Dr. Laura Jordan, and Prof. Anthony Kwame Harrison Assistant Editors Eric Smialek, and Alex de Lacey Additional Editor Dr. Melissa Avdeeff
Cover image: Sara Mcguinness’ band Grupo Lokito at the Cheltenham Festival in 2021. Image by stillmovingmedia.com
Open IssueVol. 12 No. 1 (2022)
Special Issue: Crises at Work: Potentials for Change?Vol. 11 No. 1 (2021)
This Special Issue is motivated by, but not limited to, the current processes and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the global civic rights movement related to “Black Lives Matter”, which highlights systemic racism as an epidemic in many societies around the world. It gathers a broad range of scholarly and artistic perspectives on crises in popular music composition and production, labour, business, education, societies and cultures. It contains five articles, four statements on the crises specificities from different parts of the world, one of which in podcast format, and two book reviews.
Editor Dr. Mary Fogarty Special Issue Editors Prof. Michael Ahlers, Dr. Jan-Peter Herbst Assistant Editors Xavier Villanueva Capella, Dr. Raquel Campos Valverde Additional Editors Dr. Melissa Avdeeff, Dr. Szu-Wei Chen, Dr. Helen Elizabeth Davies, Dr. Will Echard, Dr. Jan Herbst, Dr. Beate Peter, Dr. Jon Stewart, Dr. Laura Wiebe, Layout Editor Dr. Raquel Campos Valverde Reviews Editor Dr. Richard Osborne
Open IssueVol. 10 No. 2 (2020)
This issue consists of four articles and five book reviews. Kai Arne Hansen discusses children's involvement in debates about climate change through music and music videos in Norway. Luiz Costa-Lima Neto analyzes the music and musical inspirations of Hermeto Pascoal, alongside his coined term "Som da Aura." Benjamin Hillier and Ash Barnes unpack the right-wing ideologies of Australian black metal bands, Spear of Longinus and Deströyer 666, covering the texts, paratexts, rationale of artists, and fan engagement. Sergio Mazzanti analyzes the output of the Russian rock band, DDT, and discusses the use of self-quotation by the bandleader to understand Russian history and his own life. There are also reviews by Monika Schoop, Antti-Ville Karja, Settimio Palermo, Mark Pedelty and Sergio Pisfil of new books about popular music in a Philippine prison video, cultural mapping and musical diversity, the politics of hope, the political ecology of music, and rap music and audiences.
Editor Dr. Mary Fogarty Assistant Editors Dr. Raquel Campos Valverde, Mr. Xavier Villanueva Capella, Mr. Serouj Aprahamian Additional Editors Dr. Melissa Avdeeff, Dr. Christina Ballico, Dr. Jody Berland, Dr. Raquel Campos, Dr. Helen Davies, Dr. William Echard, Dr. K.E. Goldschmitt, Dr. Jan Herbst, Mr. Pablo Herrera Veitia, Prof. Peter Nelson, Dr. Beate Peter, Dr. Jon Stewart, Dr. Gayle Wald, Dr. Laura Wiebe Reviews Editor Dr. Richard Osborne Layout Editor Dr. Raquel Campos
Open IssueVol. 10 No. 1 (2020)
This issue consists of three articles, three branch reports and five book reviews. Rosemary Lucy Hill and Molly Megson discuss how grassroots venues and promoters can implement changes to tackle sexual violence and work towards gender equality. Pascal Rudolph analyses the presentation of Björk’s filmic character, Selma, in Dancer in the Dark in conversation with her popstar status. Paul Carr and Ben Challis examine the creative incorporation of a specific type of repetition in popular music, that of loop-based composition and improvisation. Ruth Piquer, Bojana Radovanović and Emilia Barna provide IASPM branch reports covering the histories of popular music studies in Spain, Serbia and Hungary (respectively). There are also reviews by Bill Bruford, Jenna Doyle, Mark Duffett, Lee Marshall and Chris Anderton of new books out on the drum kit, popular music performance, The Beatles fandom, The Rolling Stones, and Henry Cow.
Editor Dr. Mary Fogarty Assistant Editors Dr. Raquel Campos Valverde, Mr. Xavier Villanueva Capella Additional Editors Dr. Tim Anderson, Mr. Serouj Aprahamian, Dr. Gina Arnold, Dr. Melissa Avdeeff, Dr. Christina Ballico, Dr. Jody Berland, Dr. Szu-Wei Chan, Dr. Helen Davies, Dr. William Echard, Dr. K.E. Goldschmitt, Dr. Jan Herbst, Mr. Pablo Herrera Veitia, Dr. Beate Peter, Dr. Jon Stewart Translations Editor Dr. Laura Jordán González Reviews Editor Dr. Richard Osborne Layout Editor Dr. Raquel Campos
Special Issue: Popular Music, Decolonization and Indigenous StudiesVol. 11 No. 2 (2021)
This Special Issue of IASPM Journal aims to contribute to an ongoing process of decolonization through the lens and practices of popular music by highlighting Indigenous academics, theorists and musical explorations. The issue contains six articles and five book reviews. Liz Przybylski explores “Indigenous survivance” through what she calls “sonic sovereignty” which is the ability to frame how one is heard. Jon Bullock engages with Indigeneity discourse itself, offering a study on the early history of Kurdish Radio Baghdad. Israel Holas Allimant and Sergio Holas look at a 1970’s Chilean Psychedelic Rock band Los Jaivas, showing how their incorporation of Indigenous ways of being decolonize mainstream conceptions of the Chilean subject (as Andean, not dis-placed European). Ryan Shuvera offers an account of Inuk popular music artist and throat singer, Tanya Tagaq, looking in particular at the artist’s 2016 cover of Nirvana’s “Rape Me.” Ann Werner discusses the 2019 pop/hip hop album of one of the most well-known Sámi artists in Sweden, Maxida Märak, through an Indigenous feminist lens. Ismael de Oliveira Gerolamo's article, in the Open Section of the Issue, analyzes the third album of the Brazilian singer Nara Leão. Nico Thom reviews a book on Eastern European popular music. Marie Thompson reviews Dylan Robinson's Hungry Listening. Michael Ahlers reviews a field guide to understanding records. Benjamin Burkhart's review covers rap music's flow and rhythm. Sergio Pisfil reviews Carlos Torres Rotondo's Demoler: El Rock en el Perú 1965-1975 about the Peruvian rock scene.
Editor Dr. Mary Fogarty Guest Editors Dr. Arcia Tecun, Dr. Kirsten Zemke Assistant Editor Dr. Raquel Campos Valverde Additional Editors Dr. Christina Ballico, Dr. Nick Braae, Dr. Raquel Campos Valverde, Dr. Helen Davies, Dr. Richard Elliott, Dr. Laura Jordán González, Dr. Jon Stewart, Dr. Gayle Wald Translations Editor Dr. Laura Jordán González Reviews Editor Dr. Richard Osborne Layout Editor Dr. Raquel Campos Valverde
Open IssueVol. 9 No. 2 (2019)
This issue consists of four articles, four branch reports and three book reviews. Lauren Leigh Kelly and Donald C. Sawyer discuss hip hop pedagogy in mainstream schools. Yuri Prado analyzes the capitalist logic of samba schools. Emma Winston and Laurence Saywood cover a new musical genre, Lo-Fi Hip Hop, and Christopher Charles considers the significance of crews in underground dance music scenes. Melanie Schiller, Beate Flath, Akitsugu Kawamoto, Ali C. Gedik, and Levent Ergun provide IASPM branch reports. There are also book reviews by Laura Niebling, Marianne Di Benedetto and Alison C Eales on new books out on heavy metal, popular music in France and the history of live music in the UK.
Editor Dr. Mary Fogarty Assistant Editors Dr. Raquel Campos, Mr. Xavier Villanueva Capella Additional Editors Dr. Tim Anderson, Mr. Serouj Aprahamian, Dr. Gina Arnold, Dr. Melissa Avdeeff, Dr. Christina Ballico, Dr. Jody Berland, Dr. Raquel Campos, Dr. Szu-Wei Chan, Dr. Helen Davies, Dr. William Echard, Dr. K.E. Goldschmitt, Dr. Jan Herbst, Mr. Pablo Herrera Veitia, Dr. Jon Stewart Translations Editors Dr. Line Grenier, Dr. Laura Jordán González Reviews Editor Dr. Richard Osborne Layout Editor Dr. Raquel Campos
Pop Music Festivals and (Cultural) PoliciesVol. 9 No. 1 (2019)
This special issue consists of five contributions. Daniel Fredriksson presents a study on the Falun Folk Music Festival in Sweden. Heikki Uimonen discusses the relationships between live music associations and various political and cultural institutions in Finland. Stian Vestby examines the programme and audience development processes at the Norwegian Country Meeting. Peter Lell discusses how world music festivals can be seen as sites of musical education. Bianca Ludewig introduces transmedia festivals as a new type of contemporary festivals.
Editors Dr Mary Fogarty, Dr Koos Zwaan Special Issue Editors Jun.-Prof. Dr Beate Flath, Dr Adam Behr, Prof. Martin Cloonan Assistant Editor Raquel Campos Additional Editors Dr. Helen Elizabeth Davies, Dr. Will Echard, Dr. K.E. Goldschmitt, Dr. Jan Herbst, Dr. Bernhard Steinbrecher, Dr. Jon Stewart Layout Editor Raquel Campos
Using the style guide template, research articles may be submitted in the official language of any of its branches, accompanied by an abstract in English
Open IssueVol. 8 No. 2 (2018)
This issue consists of two contributions. Emília Barna and Ádám Ignácz give a historical analysis of popular music studies in the 1960s and 1970s in the UK and Hungary. Jan-Peter Herbst and Tim Albrecht present findings from a study into the work realities of studio musicians in the German popular music recording industry. The review section consists of reviews from by Paul Long, Caroline Kennedy, Iain Taylor, Karlyn King and Eveleigh Buck-Matthews.
Editor Dr Koos Zwaan Assistant Editor Raquel Campos Additional Editors Dr Tim J Anderson, Dr Sarah Raine Review Editor Dr Sarah Raine Layout Editor Raquel Campos
Gender Politics in the Music IndustryVol. 8 No. 1 (2018)
This special issue focuses on Gender Politics in the Music Industry. It contains seven special issue articles, one open section article, and six book reviews. Kara Attrep examines venues owned and curated by female proprietors; Toby Bennett analyzes discourses on gender inequality in contemporary UK music industries; Cecilia Björck and Åsa Bergman pay attention to the representation of women at jazz festivals in Sweden and the US; Helen Reddington sheds light on gender aspects in studio work via the concept of ventriloquism; Cécile Navarro explores the glocal intricacies of gender politics in music on the example of the Urban Women Week festival in Senegal; Charity Marsh analyzes the potential of community-based arts projects to challenge the gendered power dynamics of the music industries; Caroline O'Sullivan presents an ethnographic research on the dance and indie scenes in Dublin in the pre and post Social Media era. In the open section of this issue, Adrian Sledmere attempts to deploy the Gothic in relation to Amy Winehouse. The review section consists of reviews from Liam Alan Maloy, Verónica Dávila, Nabeel Zuberi. Derek B. Scott, Nicholas P Greco, and Laura Niebling.
Editor Dr Bernhard Steinbrecher Assistant Editor Raquel Campos Special Issue Editors Dr Sarah Raine, Dr Catherine Strong Additional Editors Dr Emília Barna, Dr William Echard, Dr D. Ferrett, Dr Barbara Lebrun, Dr tobias C. van Veen, Dr Koos Zwaan Review Editor Dr Sarah Raine Layout Editor Raquel Campos
Practice-Led and Practice-Based Popular Music StudiesVol. 7 No. 2 (2017)
This special issue focuses on popular music focused practice based and led research. It contains a number of submissions in which the research content consists of submitted audio files and the music they contain. In each case the practice content is accompanied by a written submission that contextualizes the research. Paul Wolinski contributes a paper on algorithmic composition; Peter Long's study explores the manipulation of time and space, presented through composition of ambient electronica; Toby Martin’s research is on songwriting, explored through studio composition, drawing upon the cultural diversity of a suburb of Sydney in Australia; Martin Koszolko’s paper explores the use of software to enhance musical collaboration, presenting the results of a collaborative project; Brendan Anthony examines the role of the third-party mix engineer, describing a mix in which he was involved. In addition to these research contributions, the issue features a number of book reviews.
Editor Dr Koos Zwaan Assistant Editors Raquel Campos, Dr Bernhard Steinbrecher Special Issue Editor Prof Rupert Till Additional Editors Dr Tim J. Anderson, Dr D. Ferrett, Dr tobias C. van Veen Reviews Editor Sarah E. Raine
Pop Life: The Popular Music BiopicVol. 7 No. 1 (2017)
This special issue examines biopics of popular music artists, raising questions regarding the genealogy of the genre, authenticity, remediation, identity, authorship and stardom. Jonathan Stewart, Benjamin Halligan and Liam Maloy address verisimilitude in the production processes of Joy Division biopic Control (2007), and Telstar: The Joe Meek Story (2008); Maurizio Corbella focuses on the remediation of historic live performances in The Buddy Holly Story (1978), Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line (2005) and James Brown biopic Get On Up (2014); Ewa Mazierska shows how 1980s Polish filmmakers and the band Maanam reinterpreted the music biopic genre; Bridget Sutherland and Paul Judge interpret iconic films about American music icons Elvis Presley and Jim Morrison in the light of the Anthropocene; and Marcus O’Dair considers how in I’m Not There (2007) Todd Haynes presents Bob Dylan as a brand that author-izes the film rather than as a unified subject. The review section offers not only book reviews but also a conference review in honor of Peter Wicke.
Editor Prof Hillegonda C Rietveld Special Issue Editor Dr Matthew Bannister Additional Editors Dr William Echard, Dr D. Ferrett, Dr Mary Fogarty, Dr tobias C v Veen, Dr Koos Zwaan Reviews Editor Sarah E Raine Lay-out Editor Raquel Campos
Perspectives on Popular Music and Sound RecordingVol. 6 No. 2 (2016)
This special issue addresses the multiple relationships between popular music and sound recording in the construction of popular music and its cultures. Samantha Bennett elucidates the impact of time-based signal processors on the shape of four alternative rock recordings; Eve Klein interrogates the ways virtual instrument software challenges notions of human musical expressivity; Landon Palmer examines the production of liveness in recordings of late 60s North American rock festivals; Brett D. Lashua and Paul Thompson show how mythic representations of creativity influence musicians’ expectations of recording processes; Lori Burns considers the concept album in relation to the complex networks of promotional and supplementary materials; Gregory Weinstein argues that the sound of the breath is essential to embodied presence in recordings; Maarten Michielse makes a case for a ‘digital recording consciousness’ present in the mashup community; Alexander C. Harden addresses the emergence of 1970s kosmische musik in the context of the post-war attraction to emerging electronic music technologies in West Germany. The discussion is enhanced by a range of related book reviews.
Editor Prof Hillegonda C Rietveld Special Issue Editors: Dr Samantha Bennett, Dr Eve Klein Additional Editors Dr William Echard, Dr Carlo Nardi Reviews Editor Sarah E Raine Assistant Editor Dr Jacopo Tomatis –––––––
New Directions in Music Fan StudiesVol. 6 No. 1 (2016)
This special issue on fan studies aims to build a bridge with the study of popular music in order to inspire further investigation of music fandom. Toija Cinque and Sean Redmond discuss connections between migrant identities and the music of David Bowie; Marion Wasserbauer and Alexander Dhoest explore alternatives to the stereotypical images of LGBTQ music fans; Pilar Lacasa, Laura Méndez Zaballos and Julián de la Fuente Prieto concentrate on adolescent female fans of One Direction; Simone Driessen and Bethan Jones present an auto-ethnographic account of their fandom of Boyzone; Chris Anderton, examines new forms of online record collecting and archiving; and Gayle Stever discusses offline interactions between Josh Groban and his fan community. This issue also presents Rob Ahler’s discussion of auratic presence in live performance, as well as a selection of book reviews on popular music fandom, notions of the DIY punk shows, hip-hop identities in Europe, participatory parties, the vinyl format, song interpretation and a history of rock.
Editor Prof Hillegonda C Rietveld Special Issue Editors: Dr Mark Duffett, Dr Koos Zwaan Additional Editors Dr William Echard, Dr Carlo Nardi Reviews Editor Sarah E Raine Assistant Editor Jacopo Tomatis –––––––
Transnational IssueVol. 5 No. 2 (2015)
Over the years, IASPM has actively branched out from an Anglo-American perspective to both international and transnational conferences and collaborations. This is well illustrated by IASPM Journal, now in its sixth year of publication. In this issue, Isabelle Marc follows shifts and changes of ‘travelling music’, Inhwa So investigates Korean cultural dynamics through gugak girl group MIJI, Stephen Wilford assesses the political legacies of Algerian musicians ‘cheb Hasni’ Chakroun and Lounès Matoub, while Elina Hytönen-Ng offers a new model in understanding the multiple roles of a small jazz venue promoter in the UK. Plus nine book reviews that further underpin the wide reach of popular music studies.
Editor Prof Hillegonda C Rietveld Additional Editors Dr William Echard, Dr Barbara Lebrun, Dr Jung-yup Lee, Dr Carlo Nardi, Dr Geoff Stahl, Dr Catherine Strong, Dr Rupert Till Reviews Editor Dr Penny Spirou Assistant Editor Jacopo Tomatis –––––––
Popular Music and EducationVol. 5 No. 1 (2015)
Popular music education is a subject that is at present under-explored, despite increasing numbers of popular music courses and other educational provision. More research is needed to map out the area and engage critically with the many new challenges it is presenting. IASPM Journal, the journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, wishes to encourage further research and debate in this area, with a special issue on popular music education. Drawing on the extensive contemporary and historical expertise of our cross-cultural membership, this collection of papers offers a wide range of perspectives on the processes of teaching and learning popular music.
Editor Prof Hillegonda C Rietveld Special Issue Editors: Prof Lucy Green, Dr Don Lebler, Dr Rupert Till Additional Editors Dr William Echard, Dr Carlo Nardi Reviews Editor Dr Penny Spirou Assistant Editor Jacopo Tomatis –––––––
Music JournalismVol. 4 No. 2 (2014)
The area of music journalism is as varied as the music and scenes it represents, and we hope that this issue of IASPM Journal –– with contributions by Thomas Conner, Steve Jones, Jacopo Tomatis, Barbara Panuzzo, Josep Pedro and Simon Morrison –– will stimulate further research at the intersection of journalism and popular music studies. In addition to the five articles on music journalism, this issue of the journal shows examples of the breadth of IASPM research, including a research article by David Cashman on the touristic musicscape of a cruise ship and an Italian-language contribution by Carlo Bianchi on Vladimir Vysotsky’s poetics in relation to Soviet society in Italy, plus five book reviews from the field of popular music studies.
Editor Prof Hillegonda C Rietveld Special Issue Editors: Prof Christoph Jacke, Prof Martin James, Dr Ed Montano Additional Editors Dr Giacomo Bottà, Dr William Echard, Dr Carlo Nardi Reviews Editor Dr Penny Spirou Assistant Editor Dr Elina T. Hytönen-Ng ---
Popular Music PerformanceVol. 4 No. 1 (2014)The critical exploration of performance problematizes the theorization of music signification. The contributions in this special issue investigate performance both from the perspective of musicians and from that of their audience by stressing the role of values, norms, meaning and aesthetics in their interaction. In addition, this special issue concerns the relationship between performance and place; performance does not only happen at a place, but is also of and about a place, actively contributing to it and shaping it. Furthermore, the roles of the DJ, music producer and music performer blur in multi-media stage performance settings, while listeners are increasingly playing the role of 'prosumer', thereby actively taking part in a performance ensemble that extends from physically engaged audiences to online video appearances by fans. Editor Dr. Hillegonda C Rietveld Special Issue Editors: Dr William Echard Dr Carlo Nardi Dr Hillegonda C Rietveld Additional Editors Dr. Simone Krüger Dr. Rupert Till Reviews Editor Dr. Penny Spirou Assistant Editor Dr. Elina T. Hytönen-Ng
Popular Music Studies in the Twenty-First CenturyVol. 3 No. 2 (2013)
Editor Dr. Hillegonda C Rietveld Special Issue Editor Dr. Rupert Till Additional Editors Dr. William Echard, Dr. Carlo Nardi, Dr. Ed Montano, Dr. Geoff Stahl Reviews Editor Dr. Penny Spirou Assistant Editors Dr. Elina T. Hytönen-Ng Kwok Ng
The Digital Nation: Copyright, Technology and PoliticsVol. 3 No. 1 (2013)
Editor Dr. Hillegonda C Rietveld Special Issue Editors Dr. Geoff Stahl, Dr. Shane Homan Additional Editors Dr. William Echard, Dr. Carlo Nardi, Dr. Rupert Till, Dr. Ed Montano Reviews Editor Dr. Penny Spirou Assistant Editors Dr. Elina T. Hytönen-Ng Kwok Ng
State of the Nation: Review(s) of Popular Music Studies Editor Dr. Hillegonda C Rietveld Special Issue Editor Dr. Martha Tupinambá de Ulhôa Additional Editors Dr. Shane Homan, Dr. Carlo Nardi, Dr. Geoff Stahl, Dr. Rupert Till Advisory Editors Dr. Rebekah Farrugia, Dr. Antti-Ville Kärjä Assistant Editor Dr. Elina T. Hytönen
Editorial Team Dr. Héctor Fouce, Co-Editor Dr. Michael Drewett Dr. Shane Homan Dr. Carlo Nardi Dr. Geoff Stahl Dr. Martha Ulhôa, Co-Editor Assistant Editor Dr. Cláudia Azevedo
Editorial Team Dr. Héctor Fouce, Co-Editor Dr. Michael Drewett, Dr. Shane Homan, Dr. Carlo Nardi, Dr. Geoff Stahl, Dr. Martha Ulhôa, Co-Editor Assistant Editor Dr. Cláudia Azevedo