Join us at Oxford’s 2018 IF Festival

Come and join myself and Dr Jan Butler at Oxford’s IF Festival on Friday 19th October 7-8.30pm at the Wig and Pen (9-13 George Street Oxford, OX1 2AU) for an interactive session based upon the 2010 Squeeze album Spot the Difference.  Get a feel for the complexities of music and copyright and test your closeContinue reading “Join us at Oxford’s 2018 IF Festival”

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On the ‘rights’ track

I really enjoyed delivering my paper titled ‘On the rights track: song life stories, rights migrations and the priceless ‘original” at this years IASPM UK & Ireland conference in Huddersfield on 3rd September this year.  See the related post for further details about the conference itself and the panel session which I delivered alongside DrContinue reading “On the ‘rights’ track”

Crosstown Traffic: Panel session 3rd Sept ’18

Here’s a summary of the panel session which I’m delivering with my esteemed colleagues from the Music Dept. at Oxford Brookes University as part of the Crosstown Traffic: Popular Music Theory and Practice, IASPM UK&Ireland Conference, University of Huddersfield, 3rd Sept 2018.  Hope to see you there! For further details about the conference see https://www.iaspm.org.uk/crosstown-traffic-popular-music-theory-and-practice/. Spot the Difference:Continue reading “Crosstown Traffic: Panel session 3rd Sept ’18”

New Power Generation: 2018 Common People Oxford

The artist formerly known as Prince had been one of my teenage idols from around the mid 1980s up until around the time of his 1992 Love Symbol Album; the combination of his music, lyrics, dance routines, exuberant clothing and all-round showmanship really packed a punch for me.  So it’s fair to say that IContinue reading “New Power Generation: 2018 Common People Oxford”

Popular Music Research Group – Open Lecture at Oxford Brookes University

Dr Jennifer Skellington on Bob Dylan’s Tangled up in Blue (1974): A Disturbance of Narrative Order? 1pm, Tuesday 18th March, Oxford Brookes University, Richard Hamilton Building. This is the first session in this year’s exciting series of open lectures to be provided by members of the Oxford Brookes Popular Music Research Unit. In this lecture Jennifer will notContinue reading “Popular Music Research Group – Open Lecture at Oxford Brookes University”