To study music is also to study the way people work in music, in particular for those who do not reach fame and for those who can be described as craftsmen. Today, the achievements of sociology imply taking seriously, beyond the work on the digital, the most laborious, material, and economic dimensions of practices that are certainly "artistic" but that are no less part of a very unequal job market. The six articles in this dossier are the result of interventions carried out within the framework of the international research network Working in Music. The authors, coming from different European countries (Greece, Switzerland, Great Britain, France), mobilize various fields but also, more and more, a common corpus of references, showing the dynamism of contemporary research on musical work.
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. Volume! 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.
Edited by Marc Perrenoud and Pierre Bataille.
Texts by Pierre Bataille & Marc Perrenoud, Andy Battentier, Reguina Hatzipetrou-Andronikou & Dimitra Papastavrou, Nuné Nikoghosyan, Jérémy Sinigaglia, Charles Umney, Robin Cauche, Catherine Guesde, Isabelle Stegner-Petitjean.