CfP: Popular Music Futures (Cardiff University)

IASPM UK and Ireland Postgraduate Conference 2015:
“Popular Music Futures”
10-11 September 2015 – School of Music, Cardiff University
Deadline: 27th June 2015

This conference seeks to be an open forum for new and innovative approaches to all aspects of Popular Music Studies as well as an opportunity for the next generation of academics to present to peers.

The conference committee welcomes and encourages proposals for papers and other research-led contributions from postgraduate researchers on the following (but not exclusive) themes:

  • The future of the Music Industries
  • The future of Music and Tourism
  • The future of Music and Heritage
  • The future of Music and Urban Planning
  • The future of Music Scenes
  • Music Technology Developments
  • New Concepts in Popular Music Composition/Songwriting
  • The development of Social Interaction/Networking
  • Approaches to Popular Music Studies
  • Developments in the social aspect of Popular music

We invite abstracts of no more than 300 words
Please send abstracts to by Friday 27th June 2015

Please specify the format of your proposed contribution:

  • Research paper (20 minutes)
  • Composition Performance (10 Minutes)
  • Poster presentation

The programme will feature a keynote address by Dr Emma Webster (Live Music Exchange), workshops on publishing, online presence for researchers and songwriting, and a panel session of local music professionals (including community music workers, performers and union members). The evening’s entertainment will include a music pub quiz as well as a performance by Welsh pop musicians.

For further information please contact or follow the event’s blog at

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