Welcome to the web page for the Nordic branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM). The main goal of the Nordic Branch is to provide a forum for those involved in the study of Popular Music in Nordic countries, to meet and to exchange information. Special interest has been given to the history of Popular Music in the Nordic countries.
IASPM is an international organization established to promote inquiry, scholarship and analysis in the area of popular music. Founded in 1981, IASPM has grown into an international network of more that 700 members world-wide. On national and international levels, the organization’s activities include conferences, publications, and research projects designed to advance an understanding of popular music and the processes involved in its production and consumption. To build a large and diverse body of knowledge of popular music, IASPM is an organization which is both interprofessional and interdisciplinary. It welcomes as members anyone involved with popular music. To preserve its autonomy, the association remains independent of all commercial and governmental interests.
Read the IASPM Norden newsletter 2013 by Antti-Ville Kärjä : iaspmn13mletter (pdf)
Music, Business and Law. Essays on contemporary trends in the music industry has been published in late 2012. The anthology is edited by Antti-Ville Kärjä (University of Helsinki), Lee Marshall (University of Bristol) and Johannes Brusila (Åbo Akademi University) and it is published at the IIPC Publication Series 5. Pdf-version is available at: http://iipc.utu.fi/MBL/.
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