Welcome to our website, the online home of our Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project, Popular Music and Cultural Memory: localised popular music histories and their significance for national music industries. Visit our site regularly for updates on our research's progress, as well as links to our project's outcomes as they appear. Find out more about our project and its aims here.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Listen to Andy talking about our project

Andy Bennett was interviewed on ABC Gold Coast by Bernadette Young during her Drive show (10/3/11).  Listen to the interview here!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sites of Popular Music Heritage Conference

The School of Music at the University of Liverpool, UK, has announced a forthcoming conference on popular music and cultural memory called 'Sites of Popular Music Heritage'. The conference will be held in Liverpool on 8-9 September 2011 and is currently asking for contributions in three thematic areas: popular music heritage in the museum; heritage, place and local identity; digital archives and online practice. Deadline for abstracts is 30 April 2011.

Our project on ABC Radio

Andy Bennett has been talking about our project on ABC Radio, first on Afternoons with Richard Fidler (612 ABC Brisbane, Friday 25/2/11), and more recently on Regional Afternoons with Georgia Stynes (ABC North Queensland, Tuesday 8/3/11), and Breakfast with Eoin Cameron (720 ABC Perth), Thursday 10/3/11.  Thank you to the enthusiastic people who called in and added their personal recollections to the discussions.

Andy and all the research team warmly invite contributions to our project, so get in touch!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Publication: Alison Huber on 'All You Need is Love'

One of the interests of our research is the ways in which the histories of popular music have been represented on screen, and in particular, via the medium of television documentary. Alison's article on Tony Palmer's popular music documentary, All You Need is Love, has been accepted for publication in the journal Television & New Media. An OnlineFirst version appeared on March 10 2011 with the print version due to be published later in the year. The title of the article is 'Remembering popular music, documentary style: Tony Palmer's history in All You Need is Love'. Here's the abstract: