Hello and welcome to the first Music Newsletter of 2021!
Despite the challenges of the last year, our authors have submitted some excellent manuscripts for publication.
We’re particularly pleased to see three new titles published in the ‘Routledge Russian and East European Music and Culture’ series, as well as the new in paperback of Paula Wolfe’s Women in the Studio: Creativity, Control and Gender in Popular Music Sound Production, ‘a vital book for those studying gender in the music industry and even more essential for anyone working, playing or practicing within the music industry and beyond’. Coming soon is a ‘hugely important, exceptionally inspiring and often moving account of the role of music in healthcare’ with Hilary Moore’s Music and Creativity in Healthcare Settings.
We hope you enjoy browsing some of our latest activities and please get in touch with us if you’d like to discuss a new project idea.
The parameters of the Routledge Russian and East European Music and Culture series encompass multiple genres of music, including contemporary art music and popular music. The series has no chronological limitation and welcomes topics from any historical period. We encourage submissions that broadly represent the fields of critical musicology and cultural history. Studies of individual works especially rich in context would be welcome, as would studies that bring together music and other disciplines (history of literature, drama, visual arts, cinema) in new and enriching ways.
Andrew L. Cope, author of Status Quo: Mighty Innovators of 70s Rock has successfully dispelled the myth that the ‘Quo only ever used 3 chords and won Best History in the category of Best Historical Research in Recorded Rock or Popular Music at the 2020 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence.
The American Musicological Society 2020 Best Essay Prize in Popular Music was awarded to Benjamin J. Harbert and Consuela Gaines’ co-authored essay "Sounding Lockdown: Singing in Administrative Segregation at the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women," published in Popular Music and the Politics of Hope: Queer and Feminist Interventions, edited by Susan Fast and Craig Jennex.
Media & Publicity
Both The Routledge Handbook to Music under German Occupation, 1938-1945 and Kaikhosru Sorabji's Letters to Philip Heseltine (Peter Warlock) were selected as part of BBC Music Magazine’s ‘Best books on classical music released in 2020’. Both books were awarded 5 star reviews earlier in the year.
March is Women's History Month! Explore our latest research and teaching publications on women in music history, including Women in the Studio: Creativity, Control and Gender in Popular Music Sound Production; Women, Music, Culture: An Introduction, third edition; and The Female Voice in the Twentieth Century.