The IASPM-US Interview Series features conversations with popular music scholars of recently published books. Below are links to each interview featured on the site. (Interview guidelines can be found here). For a current list of books whose author’s have agreed to be interviewed, click here.
Christina Baade, Victory Through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in WWII (Oxford 2011). Interview conducted by Samantha Bassler, posted 24 April 2013.
Theo Cateforis, Are We Not New Wave? Modern Pop at the Turn of the 1980s (University of Michigan 2011). Interview conducted by Nick Rubin, posted 11 July 2012.
Paul de Barros, Shall We Play That One Together? The Life and Art of Piano Jazz Legend Marian McPartland (St. Martin’s Press 2012). Interview conducted by Carolyn Graye, posted 30 January 2013.
Daniel Cavicchi, Listening and Longing: Music Lovers in the Age of Barnum (Wesleyan 2012). Interview conducted by Dorothy Berry, posted 22 April 2013.
Steven Feld, Jazz Cosmopolitanism in Accra: Five Musical Years in Ghana (Duke 2012) and Sound and Sentiment: Birds, Weeping, Poetics, and Song in Kaluli Expression, 3rd Edition (Duke 2012). Interview conducted by Mark Pedelty, posted 19 December 2012.
Kevin Fellezs, Jazz, Rock, Funk, and the Creation of Fusion (Duke 2011). Interview conducted by Karl Hagstrom-Miller, posted 17 October 2011.
Murray Forman, One Night on TV is Worth Weeks at the Paramount: Popular Music on Early Television (Duke 2012). Interview conducted by Daniel Simmons, posted on 8 April 2013.
Ted Gioia, The Jazz Standards: A Guide to the Repertoire (Oxford 2012). Interview conducted by Carolyn Graye, posted 30 July 2012.
Anthony Kwame Harrison, Hip Hop Underground: The Integrity and Ethics of Racial Identification (Temple 2009). Interview conducted by Geoff Harkness, posted 29 May 2012.
Natalie Hopkinson, Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City (Duke 2012). Interview conducted by Dorothy Berry, posted 8 October 2012.
Kathryn Kalinak, Music in the Western: Notes from the Frontier (Routledge 2011). Interview conducted by Allison Robbins, posted 23 January 2013.
Mark Katz, Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip Hop DJ (Oxford 2012). Interview conducted by Justin D Burton, posted 29 April 2013.
Mark Pedelty, Ecomusicology: Rock, Folk, and the Environment (Temple 2012). Interview conducted by Eric Hung, posted 23 July 2012.
John Richardson, An Eye for Music: Popular Music and the Audiovisual Surreal (Oxford 2012). Interview conducted by Elizabeth Lindau, posted 12 December 2012.
Steve Savage, Bytes and Backbeats: Repurposing Music in the Digital Age (Michigan 2012). Interview conducted by Marilou Polymeropoulou, posted 16 January 2013.
Catherine Strong, Grunge: Music and Memory (Ashgate 2011). Interview conducted by Johannes Springer, posted 13 August 2012.
Timothy D. Taylor, The Sounds of Capitalism: Advertising, Music, and the Conquest of Culture (Chicago 2012). Interview conducted by Josh Ottum, posted 15 April 2013.