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international conference on analysing popular music

University of Liverpool, July 2-4, 2013

Welcome to the website of POPMAC, an international conference organised by the Society for Music Analysis and hosted at the University of Liverpool, home of the Institute for Popular Music.

The conference took place 2-4 July, 2013 and included three distinguished keynote speakers:

  • Anne Danielsen (University of Oslo)
  • Walter Everett (University of Michigan)
  • Allan Moore (University of Surrey).

Please browse these pages using the links above to view our call for papersor register on our mailing list .

For photographs and reviews of the event, please see the SMA website.

Conference Chairman: Michael Spitzer


  • Nicola Dibben
  • Dai Griffiths
  • Tim Hughes
  • Freya Jarman
  • Nick Reyland
  • Kenneth Smith
  • Rob Strachan



In honour of Adam Krims, who served on the programming committee until his recent, untimely death, and to whom this conference is dedicated, we are delighted to announce that, thanks to a generous contribution from Adam's estate, a prize of £500 will go to the most outstanding presentation from a student or early career researcher.

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In association with SEMPRE (The Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research ).