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University of Helsinki  
 
Music and media project
Contact information:

Erkki Pekkilä
Professor
Musicology, Dpt. of Art Studies,
00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
e-mail: erkki.pekkila(at)helsinki.fi
tel. +358-9-191 24684
Music and media project

"Music and media" is a project funded by the Academy of Finland . It focuses on the mediation of music, which loosely denotes the impact that mass media and modern technology have on music and the people who make and consume it.

The purpose of the study is to shed light on the relationship between music and media from different points of view by carrying out a number of different types of case studies. The study focuses on cinema, television, the Internet, print media and, in addition to these, on two special issues of technology and the problem of authorship.

Methodologically the project is related to such fields as ethnomusicology, popular music studies, cultural studies and semiotics. Other approaches include women's studies, psychoanalysis, postmodernism, and media semiotics.

The project started on 1.1.2004 and will continue for three years. The project takes place in the musicology specialty of the Institute for Art Research at the University of Helsinki . There is partial funding for six researchers working on the project. The project is headed by Prof. Erkki Pekkilä.

Contact information
 Erkki Pekkilä
Professor
Musicology, Dpt. of Art Studies,
00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
e-mail: erkki.pekkila(at)helsinki.fi
tel. +358-9-191 24684