Panel at SEM (November 2019) ‘Celtic Music and the New Dynamics of Commerce and Authenticity in the 21st Century’

Delighted to be part of the Society for Ethnomusicology's 'Celtic Music' SIG which is sponsoring our panel at the November conference at Indiana University in Bloomington, United States in November! https://www.ethnomusicology.org/page/Conf_2019 Our panel title will be, "Celtic Music and the New Dynamics of Commerce and Authenticity in the 21st Century" The panel consists: Dr Simon … Continue reading Panel at SEM (November 2019) ‘Celtic Music and the New Dynamics of Commerce and Authenticity in the 21st Century’

How can musicians make a living in today’s economy?

I've been reading a fantastic book recently by long-time Warwick academic Chris Bilton: Chris Bilton (2017) The Disappearing Product, Marketing and Markets in The Creative Industries, (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing). This book comes at exactly the right time for me, when I am both reimagining the focus of my research to look at music … Continue reading How can musicians make a living in today’s economy?

British Forum for Ethnomusicology seeks new committee members

Call for New BFE Committee Member Deadline for Nominations: Friday 7th June 2019 Dear BFE Members, The British Forum for Ethnomusicology seeks nominations for election for a new position on the BFE Committee. This role is intended to consolidate and develop the BFE’s current outreach activities. It is vital for the future of the BFE … Continue reading British Forum for Ethnomusicology seeks new committee members

CfP Folk Music Research, Folkloristics, and Anthropology of Music in Europe

Call for Proposals International Symposium, 17-19 October 2019 Folk Music Research, Folkloristics, and Anthropology of Music in Europe: Pathways in the Intellectual History of Ethnomusicology University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna Department of Folk Music Research and Ethnomusicology In cooperation with Mozarteum University Salzburg Department of Musicology Keynote speaker: Owe Ronström Uppsala University, Campus … Continue reading CfP Folk Music Research, Folkloristics, and Anthropology of Music in Europe

Now is the time to lobby for a tourist tax for local culture

The passing of the vote in favour of implementing a tourist tax in the City of Edinburgh today marks an important point in the story towards mobilizing tourism revenue to support local culture. https://www.flickr.com/photos/63313542@N05/8477808902/ The Big Fiddle in Sydney, Nova Scotia In our recent report Traditional Music and the Rural Creative Economy in Argyll and Bute, we made a radical suggestion that local, traditional arts could … Continue reading Now is the time to lobby for a tourist tax for local culture

CfP European Seminar in Ethnomusicology

Interesting ESEM meeting this year in Durham here's the CfP XXXV European Seminar in Ethnomusicology 3-7 September 2019 – Durham University, UK “Performing bodies” The XXXV European Seminar in Ethnomusicology will take place from 3 to 7 September 2019 in Durham, United Kingdom, and will be hosted by the University’s Music Department, in the unique … Continue reading CfP European Seminar in Ethnomusicology