For the first MRS talk of the new year, we present Keith Negus and Zhang Qian on ‘Pop fandom, digital platforms and idol industries in China’
Goldsmiths Popular Music Research Unit and Asian Music Unit are pleased to announce the first East Asian Music Industries Research Seminar.
In the first of a series of seminars on the East Asian Music Industries, Zhang Qian will explain how the music industry in China has grown rapidly in the era of digital distribution. Focusing on how social media platforms and data are central to popular music fandom, she will discuss how fans, idols and official government media use discourses of patriotism when contributing to the success of Chinese pop music idols.
Dr. Zhang Qian is Associate Professor of Musicology in the School of Music and Recording Arts, Communication University of China, Beijing.
Keith Negus will chair, and introduce the research series.
The Music Research Series is designed to help postgraduate students advance their research and careers. The events stimulate exchange, hones skills, facilitates the creation of professional networks and helps to consolidate the department’s postgraduate community, all over a glass of wine! Attendance is strongly recommended for all postgraduate students (MA, MMus and PGR) in Music but of course undergraduates, music researchers, and visitors from across the college and the community are also most welcome to these public lectures.
Open to all, no reservation necessary.
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