Shifting Ground: A study day in Popular Music and Publishing


‘Shifting Ground’

A Study Day in Popular Music and Publishing

Friday 29th January 2010

Oxford Brookes University

Headington Hill Campus

Buckley Building BG10

The Oxford Brookes Popular Music Research Unit in collaboration with The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies hosts ‘Shifting Ground’, a forum for the discussion of issues, both contemporary and historical, in the area of music publishing.

9:45 -10.15Registration and welcome

10.15 -11.45 Seeing double: Adaptations of novels to musicals and the effect on the US and UK publishing industry

Marrisa Joseph

What are the words to the song ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’, as recorded by Gladys Knight and the Pips in 1973?

Dai Griffiths (Oxford Brookes University)

Locating the 50th law: Notes on an inter-racial 'bromance'

Mark Duffett (University of Chester)

11.45 - 12Coffee

12 -1 A debate chaired by Lisa Busby (Oxford Brookes University) with music industry figures as to the impact financially and creatively of a rising online music culture. Invited guests include Dave Newton (Shifty Disco Records, Oxford) and Bruce McClure (Seed Records, London).

1 - 2Lunch

2 - 3 The critic as new cultural intermediary: The rise of the American       rock press in the 1960s

Jan Butler (Oxford Brookes University)

Popularising and populating the quality press? A quantitative examination of changes in popular music coverage in the English broadsheet press 1981 – 1991

Jennifer Skellington (Oxford Brookes University)

3 - 3.45 A question and answer session led by Jan Butler (Oxford Brookes University) with guest speaker, Rock’s Back Pages founder Barney Hoskyns.

3.45 - 4.30    Review of the day and future work of the Popular Music Research Unit

This study day is free to attend and open to all. To register your attendance and receive a programme please contact