IASPM-US Interview Series: Chuck Eddy, Terminated for Reasons of Taste

February 27, 2017

Terminated for Reasons of Taste (2016) is Chuck Eddy’s second book of music criticism published by Duke University Press. The collection features articles written over a period of forty years and covering music from the Great Depression to the late aughts. Despite the broad scope, there are enduring thematic ‘threads’ throughout the book. This is […]

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IASPM-US Interview Series: Shane Greene, Punk and Revolution: 7 More Interpretations of Peruvian Reality

February 22, 2017

Photo Credit: Samik Greene   In Punk and Revolution Shane Greene radically uproots punk from its iconic place in First World urban culture, Anglo popular music, and the Euro-American avant-garde, situating it instead as a crucial element in Peru’s culture of subversive militancy and political violence.

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David Sanjek Update

February 17, 2017

Deadline extended for submissions for the David Sanjek Graduate Student Paper Prize. Please send your submissions to 2017sanjekprize@gmail.com by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 19th. Further details can be found in the original call for papers below. The committee for the David Sanjek Graduate Student Paper Prize of the International Association for the Study of […]

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David Sanjek Graduate Student Paper Prize

January 26, 2017

The committee for the David Sanjek Graduate Student Paper Prize of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music – US Branch (IASPM-US) invites graduate students who will be presenting at the 2017 IASPM-US conference to submit their papers for consideration. Eligibility: Any student who presents, in person, a formal paper at the 2017 […]

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Call for Assistant Web Editor

January 24, 2017

The executive committee of IASPM-US is currently seeking applicants to fill the position of Assistant Web Editor. The Assistant Web Editor commits to a 24-month volunteer position that begins March 2017. In the first year, primary responsibilities include managing social media networks for IASPM-US (Facebook, Twitter, Mixcloud), writing the monthly IASPM-US website email digest, and […]

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IASPM-US Officer Elections

November 14, 2016

Dear IASPM-US members past and present, We are due to hold elections for President, Vice President, and three Executive Committee open seats. But we face a challenge: the need to reassemble a true membership list. So please, if you are now an IASPM member, or have been over the past five years, please take a […]

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IASPM-US Interview Series: Adrian Daub and Charles Kronengold, The James Bond Songs

November 4, 2016

In The James Bond Songs, Charles Kronengold and Adrian Daub —a musicologist and a literary scholar respectively, and Stanford University professors— talk to Nayive Ananías about their research on fifty years of James Bond movie theme songs, reflect on the essence of pop songs, and delve into the evolution of capitalism.

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IASPM-US: Call for Officers

October 13, 2016

The US branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music is seeking applications for the following positions: ·           President ·           Vice President ·           Open Seat, Executive Board ·           Open Seat, Executive Board ·           Open Seat, Executive Board The committee is accepting self-nominations as well as recommendations of fitting nominees […]

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IASPM-US Interview Series: Call for Interviewers

October 1, 2016

IASPM-US is looking for people to contribute to our Interview Series. The Interview Series has been a mainstay of the IASPM-US website, and there are some new additions to the list of books you can select from. It’s a terrific way to keep up with some of the most recent popular music scholarship, and also […]

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CFP: IASPM-US 2017 “Gimme Shelter”: Popular Music and Protection

September 7, 2016

CFP – IASPM-US 2017 Gimme Shelter: Popular Music and Protection February 23–26 Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio “Gimme Shelter” by the Rolling Stones demands that we address musical protections, from the aesthetics of shelter to the realities of social upheavals and the equity of intellectual property rights. The song begins as light rain on […]

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Call for Nominations: Woody Guthrie Award

August 9, 2016

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music-US Branch (IASPM-US) presents the Woody Guthrie Award each year to the most outstanding book on popular music. Winners are awarded $1,000 and are announced each year at the IASPM-US Annual Conference. IASPM-US requests your nominations for the most distinguished English language monograph in popular music studies published during 2015. Books may […]

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Eric Weisbard, 2015 Woody Guthrie Award Winner

June 30, 2016

The 2015 Woody Guthrie Award goes to Eric Weisbard for Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music (University of Chicago Press). Top 40 Democracy is the first comprehensive history of commercial radio formats, and a retelling of American popular music history through formats. Weisbard’s wide-ranging book explains how AOR, Country, Rhythm & Blues, […]

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IASPM-US Committee Initiative: A Call for Volunteers and Nominations

June 2, 2016

Dear IASPM-US members, I offer here not only a report from the conference, but also a call to action. I hope you’ll read to the end, because IASPM needs you. At the Board / Executive Committee held this past weekend in Calgary, I presented a Committee Initiative to address what our president, Mark Butler, and […]

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IASPM-US Interview Series: Michael James Roberts, Tell Tchaikovsky the News

May 20, 2016

In Tell Tchaikovsky the news: Rock ‘n’ Roll, the Labor Question, and the Musicians’ Union, 1942–1968 (Duke University Press, 2014), Michael James Roberts investigates the response of the American Federation of Musicians to the rise of rock ‘n’ roll. The AFM never actively organized rock ‘n’ roll musicians, and often even specifically excluded them from membership—even […]

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David Sanjek Graduate Student Paper Prize

May 3, 2016

The committee for the David Sanjek Graduate Student Paper Prize of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music – US Branch (IASPM-US) invites graduate students who will be presenting at the 2016 IASPM-US and Canada conference to submit their papers for consideration. Eligibility: Any student who presents, in person, a formal paper at […]

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