Joanna Demers interviewed by the International Association for the Study of Popular Music
Joanna Demers, chair of USC Thornton Musicology department, was recently interviewed for the International Association for the Study of Popular Music website. Interviewer John Melillo explored the ideas and methodologies that led to Demers’ 2010 book on electronic music aesthetics, Listening Through the Noise (Oxford, 2010), as well as her forthcoming book, Drone and the Apocalypse: An Exhibit Catalog for the End of the World (Zero Books), which will be released in December of this year.
Demers has previously published articles on the subject of popular musicology in the Journal for Popular Music Studies, Popular Music, and Organised Sound. In 2006, she authored the book Steal This Music: How Intellectual Property Law Affects Musical Creativity (University of Georgia).