MUSIC, LAW AND BUSINESS
The IASPM-Norden 2010 Conference, Helsinki/Espoo, 24–26 November 2010
The field of music production is in a state of uncertainty, if not even in an outright crisis of reproduction. Because of recent and relatively rapid changes in communication technology, old conglomerate models and structures of production, dissemination and consumption of music are arguably subject to change. This has also created pressure towards legislative changes, especially in relation to copyright issues. In general, the increased importance of immaterial property rights, as opposed to selling physical records, has been acknowledged within the music industries.
In order to address these shifting conditions of music production and consumption, IASPM-Norden invites scholars and other interested parties to share their ideas in the “Music, Law and Business” conference. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum in which industry professionals, officials, scholars and other agents can engage in a mutually beneficiary dialogue. The goal is furthermore explicitly multidisciplinary, as the purpose is to bring together experts not only from the conventional areas of music research dominated by humanities and social sciences but also from economics and legal studies.
The conference is organized by the Nordic Branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music with the Bogfires Research Project (’Best Practices of Globalization in Finnish Rock Exports’, Academy of Finland/Aalto University), Doctoral Programme of Music (Sibelius Academy), International Institute of Popular Culture and Department of Musicology at the University of Helsinki, in co-operation with the Finnish Society for Ethnomusicology, IPR University Center, Music Export Finland and Statistics Finland.
The programme of the conference consists of keynote lectures, plenary roundtables and individual presentations. The topics covered include:
- music and global/national/regional economy, including export ventures of music
- economic dimensions of music copyright, including sampling, licensing and synergy/cross‐marketing
- economic impacts of music technology
- restructuring of music industry
- censorship of music
- music and public subvention
- legal and economic ethics of music, including issues of piracy and fair use
- musical expression, genres and styles in terms of law and business, including the aesthetic and legal criteria of musical works
- the impact of fan communities and social media
- legal and economic implications of music education
- Deadline for submissions: 15 December 15 2009 – Extended: 31 January 31 2010!
- Notifications of acceptance: 15 February 2010
- Application for travel support: 31 May 2010
- Submission of revised abstracts: 30 September 2010
- Early Bird registration: 30 September 2010
- Conference dinner registration: 30 September 2010
- Expiry of accommodation quota: 8 October 2010
The conference is funded by the Nordic Culture Fund.
Call for papers: 100th Anniversary Celebration Symposium
Ilmari Krohn founded the Finnish Musicological Society in 1911. To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Finnish music scholarship, a celebration symposium will be held in Helsinki in March 2011. The event will be jointly organized by the Finnish Musicological Society, Finnish Ethnomusicological Society and University of Helsinki, Sibelius-Academy, and Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research.
Symposium topics include:
• National history in music scholarship
• Ethnomusicological Identities and Applications
• Musical Signification
• Music, industry and audiovisual media
• Performance research
• Psychology of music
These topics, which reflect the dominant part of the Finnish music scholarship, reveal the diversity, idiosyncrasy, interdisciplinarity and international nature of the field in Finland. The topic areas will be featured by means of dedicated thematic sessions, keynote speakers and panel discussions. Submissions are invited for spoken papers. 300-word abstract submission should be sent to
conference secretary Eija Honkanen. The deadline for abstracts is 31st of November, 2010. Submissions will be evaluated by celebration committee and section organizers. Notification of acceptance will be made by December 20th.
More information conference secretary
Eija Honkanen, eija.a.honkanen(et)helsinki.fi