Remix and EDMC Special Edition of Dancecult cfp

Guest Editor: Sheena Hyndman 
This special issue seeks to address topics and issues related to the remix as a component of electronic dance music culture. The remix, a form of derivative song composition that combines existing recorded sound with newly composed musical material, has become an increasingly popular subject of study both within and outside academia. While derivative musical and cultural expression is not a phenomenon exclusive to the present, the remix is unique from past forms of derivative music making because of the way it is defined by its relationship to the sound reproduction technologies of the 20th and 21st centuries. This combination of derivativeness and technology has encouraged an influx of scholarship addressing the problematic relationship of the remix with intellectual property to the exclusion of many other aspects of remixing, and in light of recent technological developments, the flourishing of participatory culture and the growing importance of the remix in the contemporary music industry, there remains a great deal of territory to explore with respect to the remix as an expression of contemporary music culture. Therefore, this special issue seeks to broaden understandings of remixing as a key element of electronic dance music culture by encouraging debate among composers, performers, promoters, fans and detractors. 
This special issue of Dancecult invites contributions from scholars in all areas on the subject of the remix as an expression of past and contemporary electronic dance music and culture. The goal of this special issue is to broaden the understanding of remixed music beyond the most commonly articulated tropes in existing scholarship. To this end, contributions from scholars, performers, music industry insiders, admirers and critics are welcomed and encouraged. While contributions from all areas of scholarship will be considered, it is requested that submissions be underpinned by a focus on remixing as it relates to electronic dance music culture. 
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The editor encourages that contributions be grounded in musical scholarship relating to remixing and EDMC. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- The history of remixing;
- Remix genres and scenes;
- Audience consumption and listening practices;
- Attitudes towards derivativeness in music;
- The remix as an expression of past, contemporary, popular and/or underground dance music cultures;
- The remix as a process of song composition;
- The remix as performance practice;
- The remix and the music industry;
- Authenticity and originality;
- Professional and amateur remixing;
- Types of compensation for producers of remixes;
- Music blogging;
- Cross-geographical and -temporal collaborative music making. 
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Feature Articles: Feature Articles will be peer-reviewed and are 6000-9000 words in length (including endnotes, captions and bibliography). 
For policies, see: https://dj.dancecult.net/index.php/dancecult/about/editorialPolicies#sectionPolicies 
This special edition will also feature articles for our “From the Floor” section. Rather than being written in the formal style of the academic essay, submissions for this shorter format (750-2500 words) are more conversational, blog-like and informal in tone and may feature more experimental and creative styles of reporting. From the Floor contributions may take the form of dispatches from the field, mini-ethnographies, interviews and photo essays, and contributors are encouraged to include relevant multimedia components such as music, video and hypertext.
Articles must adhere to all style and formatting rules stipulated in the Dancecult Style Guide (DSG). Download it here: https://dj.dancecult.net/index.php/dancecult/manager/files/PublicFolder/dancecult_styleguide2.8.5.pdf

Multimedia Submissions: Dancecult encourages authors to complement their written work with audio and visual material. See the DSG for style and formatting requirements.
Language: Although the language of publication in Dancecult is English, the editor strongly encourages submissions from non-Anglophone scholars and will be happy to provide linguistic/stylistic support during the writing process. 
/ / Dates and Deadlines / /
This special edition is proposed for publication in Dancecult in November 2014. 
If interested, please send a 250 word abstract and brief author biography to Sheena Hyndman (sheena.hyndman [at] gmail.com) before February 16, 2014. If your abstract is accepted for guest editor review, the deadline for full article submission is May 31, 2014. 
Beyond that, the deadline for online submission to Dancecult (for peer review) is August 15, 2014. Please send inquiries and expressions of interest to Sheena Hyndman: sheena.hyndman [at] gmail.com.