Journal Articles/ Presentations



Anderton, C., Dubber,A. & James,M. (2013) Understanding the Music Industries, London: Sage

James,M. (2014)   Popular Music Journalism, Oxford: Routledge (forthcoming)

Journal Articles

James,M. (2013)  ‘A silent voice across the MEdiaverse: The Next Day as identities prosumed’, Celebrity Studies, 4:3, 387-389

Waltz,M. and James.M. (2008) ‘The (re)marketing of disability in pop: Ian Curtis and Joy Division’, Popular Music Volume 28/3, Popular Music and Disability special edition . Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2009, pp. 367–380

Download here Mitzi-James


‘Archiving No Wave’, in Albiez, S & Pattie,D. (2014) Oblique Music, London: Continuum Publishing – Forthcoming

Conference Presentations and Symposia

2014 – University of the Arts, London College of Communication, Authenticity! Punk, No Wave and Authenticity. Paper: Archiving No Wave: Authenticity as artifice

2014 – Queen Mary’s University, Belfast, A riot of Our Own – symposium of The Clash in Belfast. Paper: The Clash is my life story: autobiography as ethnography

2014: Red Gallery, London, Future Music Forum. Panel chair: The V2.0 Music Critic

2014 – Southampton Solent University, 2014 Research and Enterprise Conference – Public engagement. Paper: Circling two worlds: practice into research and research into practice. Also panel chair: Informing

2013 – Louder the Words, Manchester. Panel: Future of Music Journalism

2012 – Southampton Solent University – Research and Enterprise Conference. Paper: ‘Solent Music Festivals – something to SMILE about’

2011 – Making the Most of Festivals: How to involve University Students and Staff. National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, University of Cambridge. Advisory panelist: ‘Engagement through Performance, matching what festivals want with what universities need’

2010 – University of Sunderland: Popular Music Studies One Day Post Grad Conference. Paper: ‘Everyone knows this is no where: Brit Pop, French Touch and post-genre’

2010 – Manchester Metropolitan Uni: Present Difference: the cultural production of disability. Paper: ‘Disability as a marker of authenticity in pop music marketing: Issues of disclosure, deployment and damage’, (with Dr Mitzi Waltz)

2006 – Manchester Metropolitan Uni: (MIPC): Manchester Music and Place Conference. Paper: ‘The Media’s Construction of Musicscapes’

2005 – University of Cardiff, Mapping the Magazine: 2 conference. Paper: ‘Pop (Journalism) Will Eat Itslef: Mapping the Slow Death of the Music Press’

2003 – Institute Français, London, Popular Music in France symposium, ‘Understanding the French Touch’

1999 –  In the City, Liverpool, panel member, ‘PR versus Press, A Marriage Made in Hell?’

1999 – In the City, Liverpool, panel member,  ‘New Media – Is this the Beginning of the End for the Music Magazine?’

1998 – Radio 1 Sound City, Newcastle, panel member ‘Is the Medium Really the Message? Selling Old Sounds to the Clubbing Generation’19

1998 – Radio 1 Sound City, 1998, Newcastle, Chair, ‘Getting Ahead in the Music Media’

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