Music, digitalisation and democracy Åbo Akademi University, December 13-14, 2018


Organised by Dept of Musicology at Åbo Akademi University, the research project “Digitaliseringens inverkan på minoritetsmusik” (DIMM) and IASPM Norden.

The symposium will be arranged at the Arken center for humanities of Åbo Akademi University (Tehtaankatu 2, 20500 Turku). Registration is in the main entrance hall (building A). The paper presentations will be in Auditorium Westermarck (building C, ground floor, room C101). Lunch is served at Café Arken (building N) and coffee in the hall in building D.

Program (draft version 27.11.2018 – updated 15:00)

Thursday 13.12.2018

9.30-10.15 Registration (Arken main entrance hall)

10.15-10.30 Opening words (Aud. Westermarck)

10.30-12.30 Session 1 (Aud. Westermarck) (chair Kim Ramstedt)

Kimi Kärki: Democratic Singularity? AI Creativity, Agency and Music

Mark Percival: The Spotify Effect – UK Music Radio Programming in an Era of Streaming

Paul Harkins: Can Music be Digitised? Samplers, Democratisation, and the Digital Age

Daniel Nordgård: Views from the Boundaries: Music Streaming, Creativity and Plurality

12.30-13.30 Lunch break (Café Arken)

13.30-14.30 Keynote 1 (Aud. Westermarck) (chair Johannes Brusila)

     Pelle Snickars: Spotify Teardown

14.30-15.00 Coffee break (D Hall)

15.00-16.30 Session 2 (Aud. Westermarck) (chair Kimi Kärki)

Ellis Jones: Are Platforms ‘Deskilling’ Musicians?

Yoon Sing Kok: Unveiling the Black Box: Allocate the Missing Revenues in Music Streaming

Jason Netherton: Recording Artistry and Entrepreneurism: The Case of Ne Obliviscaris and Patreon

16.30-17.00 Coffee break (D Hall)

17.00-18.30 Session 3 (Aud. Westermarck) (chair Juho Kaitajärvi-Tiekso)

Ons Barnat: Using a Mobile Recording Studio as a Tool for Participatory Research-Creation: Towards a More Inclusive Ethnomusicology?”

Erdem Özdemir: The Effects of Digitalization on the Aşıkness Tradition

Markus Rytinki: The duration of copyright, new revenue-generating models for the music industry, and access to digital content on the internet

20.00 Get-together (Restaurant Teini, Uudenmaankatu 1)


Friday 14.12.2018

9.00-10.30 Session 4 (Aud. Westermarck) (Chair Martin Cloonan)

Andreas Helles Pedersen: Body and Technology in Consumption Music Practices Your Top Songs 2018: An Imaginary of co-creating Music Histories

Mischa van Kan: Music in Marketing Multimedia as Democratic Negotiations of Concepts of Nation, Ethnicity and Race

Sam de Boise: Music of the ‘Men’s Rights’ Movements: The Role of Music in the Manosphere

10.30-11.00 Coffee break (D Hall)

11.00-12.30 Session 5 (Aud. Westermarck) (Chair Kaarina Kilpiö)

John Williamson: ‘Some People Have Real Problems’ – Working in Music Pre and Post Digitalization

Martin Cloonan: The International Federation of Musicians: Democratising the Music Industries?

Juho Kaitajärvi-Tiekso: Streams of Conscience: Transparency and ‘Fair’ Distribution of Income in the Recording Industries

12:30-14.00 Lunch break (Café Arken)

13.15-13.45 IASPM Norden Meeting (Aud. Westermarck)

14.00-15.00 Keynote 2 (Aud. Westermarck) (Chair Hans T. Zeiner-Henriksen)

Ann Werner: STREAM ME: Gendering and music streaming

15.00-15.30 Coffee break (D Hall)

15.30-16.30 Session 6 (Aud. Westermarck) (Chair Jelena Gligorijevic)

Johannes Brusila, Kaarina Kilpiö, Kim Ramstedt and Inka-Maria Pulkkinen: The Impact of Digitalization on Minority Music: The Swedish-Speaking Minority of Finland as Case Study

16.30 Concluding words


Download the schedule here (docx):

IASPMNordenSymp2018ScheduleJB181127 (II)

For more information:
Johannes Brusila (Åbo Akademi University, DIMM):
Kim Ramstedt (Åbo Akademi University, DIMM):
Juho Kaitajärvi-Tiekso (IASPM Norden):
Jelena Gligorijevic (IASPM Norden):

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