A melting pot for fans, musicians, scholars, and journalists.
Launched in 2002, EMP's Pop Conference joins academics, critics, performers, and dedicated fans in a rare collective discussion. In 2013, for the first time ever, Pop Conference was held at five prestigious institutions nationwide: EMP Museum in Seattle, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, USC in Los Angeles, Tulane University in New Orleans, and NYU in New York.
Stay tuned for more photos and videos of the music-charged event.
EMP Museum, April 20, 2013
Begging to Differ: New Visions, New Sounds
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, April 19–21, 2013
Curating the Pop Soundscape
Los Angeles, CA
USC, April 17 and 19–20, 2013
Locals Only: Pop & Politics in This Town
New Orleans, LA
Tulane University, April 18–21, 2013
Due South: Roots, Songlines, Musical Geographies
New York, NY
NYU, April 18–19, 2013
After the Deluge
View Rockstarter: A Conversation with Amanda Palmer, moderated by Xeni Jardin at the link below.
About Pop Conference
For the first nine years of its existence, Pop Conference was held annually at EMP Museum. For the last two years, however, Pop Conference has been hosted by prestigious institutions on the east and west coasts of the United States: UCLA in 2011 and NYU in 2012.
The conference has broadened the understanding of the integral role that music plays in the human experience and resulted in multiple publications including three collections of essays: This Is Pop: In Search of the Elusive at Experience Music Project (Harvard University Press, 2004), Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop Music (Duke University Press, 2007), and Pop When the World Falls Apart: Music in the Shadow of Doubt (Duke University Press, 2012). These successes have secured the conference as one of the foremost venues for discussion of music in the world.