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“Reflections of the Cosmopolitan City” Now Online at the Journal of Popular Music Studies

by bf on March 20, 2015, no comments

Just a quick note to link to a recent article that has been published online at the Journal of Popular Music Studies. “Reflections of the Cosmopolitan City: Mapping Arcade Fire’s Reflektor and its Intermedia Promotional Campaign” has roots in a post for Antenna Blog but has now been extended into a full article with the […]

Radio Studies Deadlines, an Interview with Michele Hilmes, and some new reviews for Weird Canada

by bf on March 4, 2015, no comments

I’m a bit late in posting updates here on the blog, but I have a few new posts to share over on Radio Survivor. The first highlights a few fast approaching deadlines for Radio Studies conferences and publications. The second is an interview with Michele Hilmes, who was my postdoctoral supervisor at UW-Madison. Michele discusses […]

“Ideas” on Digital Music Exchange for Weird Canada

by bf on January 29, 2015, no comments

Recently, an “Ideas” post I wrote for Weird Canada went live on the site. The post, titled “Designing a Stewardship Model for Digital Music Exchange” presents a more succinct version of a journal article I co-wrote with Andrew deWaard and Ian Dahlman for IASPM@Journal. You can check it out HERE. Also, a few more reviews […]

Satellite footprint to cultural lifelines: Sirius XM and the circulation of Canadian content

by bf on January 13, 2015, no comments

Happy new year! I have a few radio and music related articles that will be coming out in the next few months. The first has just been published online although I am not yet sure which print issue it will be assigned to. It’s titled “Satellite footprint to cultural lifelines: Sirius XM and the circulation […]

Masked Marvel

by bf on November 7, 2014, no comments

My review of Stegosaurus’s Masked Marvel EP, c/o Weird Canada, can be read here.

Visual Meetings

by bf on July 9, 2014, no comments

A few weeks ago my review of Visual Meetings by Ottawa’s Organ Eyes went live for Weird Canada. It’s a great album, I really recommend checking it out.

Sirius XM and the Governors Ball

by bf on June 11, 2014, no comments

Over at Antenna Blog I’ve posted on Sirius XM’s coverage of the Governors Ball in New York City this past weekend. Its an interesting example that highlights the prominence of place in the satellite radio universe and one that carries on a long tradition of radio connecting listeners to cultural centres.

On studying radio

by bf on May 14, 2014, no comments

A few of my thoughts on the scholarly study of radio are posted on Radio Survivor today. The post covers some exciting developments in the noncommercial radio sector and in the Radio Studies Scholarly Interest Group at SCMS. (Also, I hope the post serves as a nice answer to that persistent “Isn’t radio dead?” question).

SCMS 2014 in Seattle

by bf on March 17, 2014, one comment

Back in Madison, for a day, between IASPM and SCMS. This year’s IASPM, like all IASPMs, was a lot of fun. And it’s not just the events that were fun, but there were range of panels on fantastic topics were presented in exciting and engaging ways. Also, because it is a smaller conference, discussions extend […]