Roads to Music Sociology (Ed. Alfred Smudits)

Music sociology occupies a special position in the social and cultural sciences. The terminology alone – in German it is ‘Musiksoziologie’ and not ‘Soziologie der Musik’ – indicates many possible approaches: Is ‘music sociology’...

CFP: Producing concerts, working in live music

Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association 2019 The Future of Work September 10-12 2019, University of Neuchâtel Live music has long been neglected by music scholars (Frith, 2007); however it isnow subject to renewed...

What streaming does to musical work

By Nuné Nikoghosyan University of Geneva While streaming first appeared in the early 2000s and has become an everyday activity, a sociologist of music can’t help but question the reality of streaming services and...

Destined for Greatness (Michael Ramirez)

Ramirez, M. (2018). Destined for Greatness: Passions, Dreams, and Aspirations in a College Music Town. Rutgers University Press.   Pursuing the dream of a musical vocation—particularly in rock music—is typically regarded as an adolescent...

CFP: Just P(l)ay! Music as Labour

isaScience 2019 Interdisciplinary Conference of mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna   isaScience is mdw’s international conference for interdisciplinary research on music and performing arts. We invite scholars, artists, and activists...

CFP: Exploring Gender Dynamics in the Music Industry

May 17-18, 2019University of GroningenGroningen, The Netherlands The Department of Arts, Culture and Media in connection with the researchproject *Exploring* *Gender Barriers in the (Dutch) Music Industry* fundedby the *NWO KIEM (Creative Industry –...

CFP: Post-democracy and the field of Arts and Music Education

Post-democracy and the field of Arts and Music Education (Panel of the 1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF «SCUOLA DEMOCRATICA») Convenors: Clementina Casula (University of Cagliari, clcasula@unica.it)Marco Santoro (University of Bologna, marco.santoro@unibo.it)Izabela Wagner (University of Warsaw,...