"Cash Rules Everything Around Me: Music and Money"
Feb 25-27, 2011
The 2011 EMP Pop Conference, the tenth annual meeting and first outside of Seattle, featured presentations on a matter Los Angeles knows well: the relationship between song and paycheck ---or, to invoke the O'Jays hit "For the Love of Money," bass line and bottom line. A record number of presenters were on hand, including a KISS panel with best-selling author Chuck Klosterman, just one of many leading music critics to be appearing (Greil Marcus, Robert Christgau, Simon Reynolds, Ann Powers, Jody Rosen, and Jon Caramanica, e.g.)
EMP Pop Conference, launched in 2002, joins academics, critics, performers, and dedicated fans in a rare common discussion. The conference is jointly sponsored in 2011 by the Department of Musicology at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and by Experience Music Project. Additional support is provided by The University of Alabama College of Arts and Sciences, on behalf of the American Studies department.
'California Lullaby': Sheet Music and the Musical Marketing of Southern California
'I Gotta Have Bread or Respect': Touring Improvised Music
The Cost of Free Jazz
'In the Past There Was Tarab, Today There Is Technique': Egyptian Violinists Between Market Forces and Nostalgia
3 Bucks a Head: The Backyard Gig, Class Struggle, and the East Los Angeles Community
A Newly Emerging Subculture in Turkey: 'Apaches' Dancing to the Fusion of Progressive Trance and Arabesk
Regional Models and Strategies
Animals, Cannibals, and Blah, Blah, Blah: Ke$ha and her Native Style