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Friday, March 23 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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Keith Negus, “Making it in the Big City: Small Town Boys, Country Girls and Suburban Dreamers”

Jennifer C. Lena, “The Ground on which the Race was Run:
Careers in Pop”

Carl Wilson, “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful:
The Death and Life of Great North American Scenius”

Kembrew McLeod and Loren Glass, “The Killer Apps Play the Sounds
of the Cities”

Moderator: Fabian Holt


Loren Glass

Loren Glass is Associate Professor of English at the University of Iowa. He writes on celebrity, obscenity, modernism, and the avant-garde. He is currently completing a history of Grove Press which will appear in the Post*45 Series with Stanford University Press.   Abstract: | | "Killer Apps Play the Sounds of the Cities" Take an aural tour of musical cities with the Killer Apps, Iowa City’s Best All Mobile Phone Cover Band... Read More →

Fabian Holt

Fabian Holt, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Roskilde. Holt specializes in the consumption and production of live music and cultural events in the digital age. His publications include Genre in Popular Music (Chicago 2007), Musical Performance and the Changing City (forthcoming), and articles in various international journals.   Abstract: | | "How Live Music Clubs in New York City Have Adapted to Gentrification: The Case of... Read More →

Jennifer C. Lena

Jennifer C. Lena is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Barnard College and author of Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music (2012, Princeton UP). Her 2005 EMP talk was published in 2008 and reprinted in the second edition of the Forman and Neal (eds.) reader, That’s the Joint!.   Abstract: | | "The Ground on which the Race was Run: Careers in Pop" What characteristics of place impact musical careers... Read More →

Kembrew McLeod

Kembrew McLeod is a writer, filmmaker, and Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. He has published several books on music, copyright, and culture, and is finishing a book on media pranks for NYU Press. McLeod’s co-produced documentary Copyright Criminals aired in 2010 on PBS’s Emmy Award-winning series Independent Lens.   Abstract: | | "Killer Apps Play the Sounds of the Cities" Take an... Read More →

Keith Negus

Keith Negus, Professor of Musicology, Goldsmiths, University of London entered higher education as a mature student, having spent many years playing keyboards and guitar in a variety of bands. He completed a PhD study of the music industry and subsequently taught at the Universities of Leicester and Puerto Rico before moving to Goldsmiths. His books include Producing Pop (1992), Music Genres and Corporate Cultures (1999), and Bob Dylan... Read More →

Carl Wilson

Carl Wilson is the author of Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste (33 1/3 Series). He is an editor at The Globe and Mail, a blogger at backtotheworld.net and a curator for the Trampoline Hall Lecture Series, and has written for The New York Times, The L.A. Times, Slate, the Oxford American and many others.   Abstract: | | "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful: The Death and Life of Great North American... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

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