Monday, 6 January 2014

Routledge to publish edited collection on DIY music archives and museums

A great start to the new year for the project with confirmation that my book contract is signed, sealed and delivered for the edited collection on DIY music archives and museums. The book, which I hope will hit the shelves by late 2015, will be called Preserving Popular Music Heritage: Do-it-Yourself, Do-it-Together and will be in the Routledge Research in Music book series.

Information about the book rationale and contributors can be found in this earlier post. The anonymous reviewers of the book proposal described the collection as one that will bring together ‘an impressive and wide-ranging list of contributors’ to ‘address a growing need for careful documentation and study of community-led preservation practices for time-based media’. Further, ‘The range of topics is impressive – thematically and geographically’ and ‘the range of its contents is unusually international in scope’. The book will be, said one reviewer, ‘original and innovative, particularly in the global representation of authors and in the range of case studies

I’m looking forward to receiving the first draft chapters from contributors at the end of May 2014.