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2017

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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

Vol 7, No 1 (2017): Pop Life: The Popular Music Biopic

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

2016

Vol 6, No 2 (2016): Perspectives on Popular Music and Sound Recording

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


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Vol 6, No 1 (2016): New Directions in Music Fan Studies

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


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2015

Vol 5, No 2 (2015): Transnational Issue

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


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Vol 5, No 1 (2015): Popular Music and Education

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

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2014

Vol 4, No 2 (2014): Music Journalism

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

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Vol 4, No 1 (2014): Popular Music Performance

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

2013

Vol 3, No 2 (2013): Popular Music Studies in the Twenty-First Century

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

Vol 3, No 1 (2013): The Digital Nation: Copyright, Technology and Politics

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

2011

Vol 2, No 1-2 (2011)

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

2010

Vol 1, No 2 (2010)

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

Vol 1, No 1 (2010)

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

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