Digital Pop and the Death of the Musical Artefact
10.30am-7.30pm, Saturday 15 October 2011, in the Small Hall Cinema, Main Building, Goldsmiths, University of London.
A one day symposium supported by the Popular Music Research Unit, Department of Music, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Free entry, all welcome.
Digitalization has profoundly changed the way that popular music is created, circulated and consumed, and has posed a series of critical questions for music makers, music industry organizations and academic researchers. It has also – or so it is alleged – offered greater choice to consumers while devaluing the economic value and cultural importance of recordings. While much writing about the digitalization of pop music has focused on consumption, this symposium brings together music makers, music industry practitioners and academic researchers to debate the issues from the perspective of musicians and producers.
Eamonn Forde – music industry commentator, Digital Editor Music
Nicola Dibben – musicologist, currently collaborating with Björk
Matthew Herbert – musician, composer, Accidental Records
Lisa Busby – musician and scholar
Samantha Bennett – recording engineer and academic
Holly Bott – Planner, Sony Music
Fred Bolza – VP Marketing, Sony Music
Ben Jones – National Organiser, Recording & Broadcasting, Musicians’ Union
Wayne Marshall – musicologist
A reception featuring live digital music follows from 5.30-7.30pm.
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