Articles about Popular Music Studies

Sampling as Political Practice: Gilberto Gil's Cultural Policy in Brazil and the Right to Culture in the Digital Age
Volume ! La revue des musiques populaires (2015) Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 51-63

This article seeks to put in perspective Gilberto Gil's Brazilian cultural policy from 2003 to 2008 as a pioneer attempt to institutionally legitimate musical cultures involving sampling and remix. Mutations brought about by the digital age call for strong reflections ...

Beyond Adorno: Post-Critical Teaching of Popular Music in the German Educational System and Its Theoretical and Practical Challenges
IASPM Journal (2015) Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 195-212

Over three decades the works of Frankfurt School member Theodor W. Adorno played an important role in the didactic conceptualization of popular music in Germany. This resulted in a predominantly analytical, ethic-centred and, in the end, pejorative agenda. Educationalists who ...

Représentations et usages sociaux de la musique metal: Le cas du festival Hellfest
Volume ! La revue des musiques populaires (2015) Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 7-27

The Hellfest, a metal music festival held near Nantes, is publicly and politically categorized and stigmatized each year in June, as the event gets close. If "moral entrepreneurs" fail in their attemps to impose their aspirations, it is because the ...

Editorial Introduction: Popular Music in Education, Special Issue
IASPM Journal (2015) Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-3

This Popular Music in Education (PME) special issue includes contributions discussing developments in several countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Singapore and the United States. It covers a range of approaches, exploring technology, hermeneutics, theory, guitars, jazz, songwriting, DIY/DIWO, ...

Les tribulations d'une innovation musicale: l'exemple des "Fauteuils Branchés"
Volume ! La revue des musiques populaires (2015) Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 135-149

In this text, we try to confront the dynamics of innovation according to technical anthropology, thanks to an experience that we are undertaking within the field of musical computer science: "connected armchairs" or "joystick chair". We describe the process in ...

De l'harmonie éolienne dans les musiques populaires contemporaines
Volume ! La revue des musiques populaires (2015) Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 123-133

This article analyzes a particular kind of harmonic practice which has become increasingly common in rock and pop music in recent years. This harmonic practice is termed "Aeolian harmony," as it is based on chord progressions utilizing triads made up ...