IIPC Debate #96
Thu April 12, 6 pm, Janus Hall (Kaivokatu 12, Turku)
Professor Emeritus Simon Frith (University of Edinburgh)
The Ideology of Do-It-Yourself Music Making. Towards a Historical Typology
Simon Frith is Emeritus Professor of Music at the University of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the British Academy. He was one of the pioneers of popular music studies in the academy and a founder member and sometime chair of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM). He is author of seminal works such Sound Effects and Performing Rights, and, as editor, has published books on music and policy, music and the visual media, world music, music copyright, and the art of record production. He also had a long career as a music journalist and rock critic and was chair of the judges of the UK’s Mercury Music Prize for 25 years.