[Air-L] CFP: "Technologies and Recording Industries" Creative Industries Journal, Fall 2015

Eric Harvey ericharvey at weber.edu
Thu Nov 20 09:07:15 PST 2014

Hi all, a reminder about this call: we're seeking a diversity of approaches
and contributors. Please feel free to re-circulate.

*Creative Industries Journal, Special Issue 8.2 (Fall 2015)CFP:
Technologies and Recording IndustriesDeadline: March 6, 2015*

The past 15 years have proven transformative for music recording industries
around the world, as digital technologies from the ground up (mp3s) and the
top down (streaming platforms) have helped transform the landscape of
production, promotion, distribution, retail, and fandom. Yet while these
transformations have recently upended assumptions about musical practice
for artists, industry workers, fans, journalists, and researchers, a
broader historical perspective situates them in a legacy more than a
century long. Indeed, a history of recording industries told from a media
and technology perspective is one of constant flux. The introduction of new
media technologies has continually reorganized the practices, regimes of
value, discourses, and power relationships of the recording business.

This issue of the Creative Industries Journal seeks to address the
constitutive roles of technologies in shaping recording industry practices.
How have the introduction and adoption of new tools of production,
distribution, promotion, or consumption facilitated changes in the creative
and industrial practices surrounding popular music in a variety of global
contexts? Following Williamson & Cloonan (2007) and Sterne (2014), we
specify “recording industries” instead of “music industries” to focus
attention on the myriad creative and industrial processes related to music
(or, broadly, sound) recordings, and to evade the tendency to group a
variety of disparate music and sound-related industries (licensing,
instrument sales, live performance) under one heading. We use the plural to
assert the multiplicity and variety of recording industries that have
emerged over time, which may not have anything to do with the current
corporate-owned, multinational recording industry.

Possible topics for this issue include, but aren’t limited to:

Connections between technological formats and genres
Streaming services and music distribution
Discourses surrounding the vinyl record resurgence
Collectors and collecting practices
Record stores and the recording industries
New technologies and global/local regimes of representation
Music, technology, and identity
Industry practices of the digital music era
Trade papers and the recording industries
Media mobility vs. audio fidelity
Sound recordings and radio
Television and the recording industry
Failed or ephemeral formats
Re-issues and new formats
Record label histories
Technological experimentation
>From cylinder to disk
Recordings as material culture
The history of personal recordings
Internationalization of recording technologies/industries
The recording industry and children’s media
Spoken-word phonography
Taste-making and technologies

To be considered for publication, articles should be between 5000 and 6000
words, double-spaced in Harvard Style. All submissions in these categories
will be blind reviewed. Queries regarding potential submissions also are
welcome. Authors are responsible for acquiring related visual images and
the associated copyrights. *For more information or to submit a query,
please contact the issue’s editors Kyle Barnett (kbarnett at bellarmine.edu
<kbarnett at bellarmine.edu>) or Eric Harvey (ericharvey at weber.edu
<ericharvey at weber.edu>) All submissions are due via email by March 6, 2015.*

Creative Industries Journal is a peer reviewed journal with a global scope,
primarily aimed at those studying and practicing activities which have
their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent, and which have a
potential for wealth creation. These activities primarily take place in
advertising, architecture, the art and antiques market, crafts, design,
fashion, film, interactive leisure software, music, the performing arts,
publishing, television and radio.

Eric Harvey, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
Weber State University
1395 Edvalson St.
Ogden, UT 84408

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