This issue of Volume! continues the investigation started in #7-1, with new questions raised about cover versions, including copyright, intertextuality, and genealogy
Covers in popular music appear as a new way of questioning copyright and media strategies within cultural industries. This issue also diggs into intertextuality and how it feeds covers. According to other approaches, they become a temporal locomotive that reveal, through their genealogies, the cultural transformations of our societies. Far from being the simple repetition of a preexisting work, the cover version becomes, in this issue of Volume! the French journal of popular music studies, a special object of study to question, with a group of interdisciplinary texts, popular music in its social, creative and cultural dimensions.
Volume! The French journal of popular music studies
is the only peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the study of contemporary popular music
. It is published biannually by the Editions Mélanie Seteun
, a publishing association specialized in popular music. The journal is in French with some non-translated articles in English.
was established in 2002 under the title Copyright Volume!
by Gérôme Guibert
, Marie-Pierre Bonniol and Samuel Etienne
, and obtained its current name in 2008.