Music and capitalism in historical and cross-cultural perspective

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MUSIC AND CAPITALISM IN HISTORICAL AND CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE
Wednesday 8 October 2014
Room G22/26, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
Institute of Musical Research (IMR), University of London
Convener: Anna Morcom, Royal Holloway, University of London
Kindly supported by the Music and Letters Trust, the Royal Holloway Humanities and Arts Research Centre (HARC) and the Royal Holloway Music Department


10.00 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

EMBRACING CAPITALISM AND MAKING IT WORK
Chair:
Alan Bradshaw, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, School of Management, Royal Holloway
10.30  Copyright, capitalism and ‘religion’: A postcolonial critique of Karnatic Music,Rajalakshmi Nadadur Kannan, Teaching Assistant in Religion at the Division of Literature and Languages, University of Stirling
11.00  Rap music and street capitalism, David Diallo, Associate Professor, Center for the Study of Anglophone Cultures and Literatures, l’Université de Bordeaux
11.30   Welcome to Church™: The evolving use of music, media and marketing in the United States and beyond, Tom Wagner, Teaching Fellow, Music Department, University of Edinburgh
12.00  Music, Labor, and Value in Indian Music Stores, Jayson Beaster-Jones, Assistant Professor, Department of Music and Performance Studies at Texas A&M University

12.30 LUNCH

STRUGGLES, LIMITS, RESISTANCE AND AMBIVELANCE
Chair:
tbc
13.30   Richard Wagner and ‘music drama’, Mark Berry, Lecturer, Music Department, Royal Holloway, University of London
14.00   Through a Capitalist Lens: Performances of Zapatista Music in the Tourist Economy of San Cristobal de las Casas, Andrew Green, PhD student, Music Department, Royal Holloway, University of London
14.30   ‘I Want the Moon’: Negotiating Capitalism and Creativity in the Commercial Music Industry through Acts of Resistance, Leah O’Brien Bernini, PhD student, Music Department, University of Limerick


KEYNOTE SPEECH
Chair:
Byron Dueck, Lecturer, Music Department, Open University
15.00  Meaningful Action: Forms of Value of Cultural Commodities, Timothy Taylor, Professor of Ethnomusicology, School of Music, University of California, Los Angeles

16.00 TEA BREAK

CAPITALISM AND OTHER ECONOMIC LOGICS
Chair:
Patrick Neveling, Senior Researcher, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Sociology, University of Utrecht; Visiting Professor, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Hamburg.
16.30   The Many Capitalisms of the U. S. Music Business, 1930-1970, Charles F.   McGovern, Associate Professor, American Studies and History, College of William and Mary Williamsburg, VA
17.00   ‘Theorizing’ the Social Musician, Tim J. Anderson, Associate Professor, Communication and Theatre Arts Department, Old Dominion University
17.30   Music, potlatch and capitalism – articulation and ritual in Central Africa and beyond, Joe Trapido, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, SOAS, London

18.00 Drinks reception

19.00   End