“What do you actually study?” Me: “Well, how music from the past is still present in our everyday lives. Like the Backstreet Boys and their fans…” At this point most people have either started laughing or are surprised (that you can actually study such a topic…). Yet, to me it’s always fascinating to talk research,…
Yeah! One of the articles I co-authored is out! It’s called ‘Articulations of Identity and Distinction: The Meanings of Language in Dutch Popular Music’. And as you can guess from that elaborate title it is about how Dutch music can be ‘used’ or valued by people because it enables them to express their identity, or create…
Harkive is an annual, online music research project that gathers stories from people around the world about how, where and why they listened to music on a single day. Since launching in 2013, the project has gathered over 5,000 stories. It returns for a third run on Tuesday 21st July 2015
Have You heard already about the conference I’m organizing in Rotterdam upcoming November?
Is visiting a boyband concert old & embarrassing? Or is it a moment in which we face and negotiate aging?
Music fans aren’t good listeners – just one of the arguments presented at Popular Music fandom & the Public Sphere.
De documentaire Show ‘em What You’re Made Of over het twintigjarig bestaan van The Backstreet Boys werd eenmalig vertoond in zeventien Nederlandse bioscopen. De film neemt de kijkers mee op het hobbelige pad dat de band de afgelopen twee decennia heeft afgelegd.
What is it like, to be in a boy band for 20(some) years? ‘It’s manufactured, like Pinocchio, but even he turned into a real boy’ – we hear Nick Carter say in Show ‘m what your made of, the documentary that takes us along on a trip that shows how the Backstreet Boys turned into real boys.