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Faculty of Music



Dr Monique Ingalls (Faculty of Music)
Dr Peter Webb (Department of Sociology)
Dr David Trippett (University of Bristol)
Prof. Nicholas Cook (Faculty of Music)


Over the past two decades, digital technologies have fundamentally altered the ways that musical and audiovisual media are created, circulated and received. As musical and audiovisual content has been made available in multiple formats through a variety of media platforms, there has been a multifaceted convergence of visual and sonic media, of production and consumption, and of corporate and grassroots artistic endeavours. Creators, promoters and audiences have responded in a variety of ways to the new challenges and opportunities. And, at the same times as media industries’ adaptive strategies are shifting users’ expectations and experience of audio-visual content, participatory use is constantly stretching and testing the legal frameworks of copyright law.

The Conference ‘Creativity, Circulation and Copyright’ aims to further interdisciplinary discussion of the relationship between the aesthetics, ethics and legal implications of new digital technologies through exploring several themes relating to the ways musical and audiovisual media are created, received and interpreted in the digital age.

Invited speakers: Martin Scherzinger (New York University), John Richardson (University of Turku), Kiri Miller (Brown University), Anahid Kassabian (University of Liverpool), Lionel Bently (University of Cambridge), Ananay Aguilar (University of Cambridge).

Conference fee: £50 (full), £25 (students) - includes lunch and tea/coffee
Deadline: Sunday 23 March 2014


Supported by the Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CRASSH) and the Faculty of Music.

Accommodation for speakers selected through the call for papers and non-paper giving delegates

We are unable to arrange or book accommodation, however, the following websites may be of help.

Visit Cambridge
Cambridge Rooms
University of Cambridge accommodation listing - 5% discount (code: CAM5 - terms and conditions)


Friday, 28 March, 2014 - 08:45 to Saturday, 29 March, 2014 - 17:00
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