Brian Fauteux is Assistant Professor of Popular Music and Media Studies. He holds a PhD in Communication from Concordia (Montreal) and has completed a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in Media & Cultural Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He studies music industries and music radio, often from the interrelated perspectives of cultural studies, history, and policy and is currently a co-investigator on a SSHRC-funded research project that investigates copyright and cultural labour in the digital music industries. His book, Music in Range: The Culture of Canadian Campus Radio (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015), explores the history of Canadian campus radio, highlighting the factors that have shaped its close relationship with local music and culture. The book traces how campus radio practitioners have expanded stations from campus borders to surrounding musical and cultural communities by acquiring FM licenses and establishing community-based mandates.
Fauteux, Brian. Music in Range: The Culture of Canadian Campus Radio. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015
Fauteux, Brian. “The Edufication and Musicalization of Radio: CKUA, ‘Good Music,’ and ‘Uplifting Taste.” Music Radio: Building Communities, Mediating Genres. Eds. Morten Michelsen, Mads Krogh, Steen Kaargaard Nielsen, and Iben Have. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018: 120 – 144.
Fauteux, Brian. "The Radio Host and Piloted Listening in the Digital Age: CBC Radio 3 and Its Online Listening Community." Journal of Canadian Studies 51.2 (2017): 338 - 361.
Fauteux, Brian. “'Songs You Need to Hear': Public Radio Partnerships and the Mobility of National Music.” Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast and Audio Media 15.1 (2017): 47 - 63.
Fauteux, Brian. “Satellite Footprint to Cultural Lifelines: Sirius XM and the Circulation of Canadian Content.” International Journal of Cultural Policy 22.3 (2016): 313 - 330.
Fauteux, Brian. "Blogging Satellite Radio: Podcasting Aesthetics and Sirius XMU's Blog Radio." Journal of Radio & Audio Media 22.2 (2015): 200 - 208. [open access]
Fauteux, Brian. “Reflections of the Cosmopolitan City: Mapping Arcade Fire’s Reflektor and its Intermedia Promotional Campaign.” Journal of Popular Music Studies 21.7 (2015): 48 - 68.
Fauteux, Brian. “Beyond Campus Borders: Canadian Campus Radio and Community Representation on the FM Dial.” The Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media 11.2 (2013): 137 - 153.
Fauteux, Brian, Dahlman, Ian, and deWaard, Andrew. “The Cultural Capital Project: Radical Monetization of the Music Industry.” IASPM@Journal 3.1 (2012): 35 - 47. [open access]
Fauteux, Brian. “‘New Noise’ versus the Old Sound: Manifestos and The Shape of Punk to Come. Popular Music and Society 35.4 (2012): 465 - 482.
This study investigates the contributions of the Canadian subsidiary of UK-based EMI Music to Canada's musical culture and industry. EMI (and earlier, Capitol Records) was active in Canada from about 1950 until 2006. During this period, the company discovered, developed, and promoted many of Canada’s most important musical acts. This research is based upon the contents of the EMI Music Canada Archive collection - an archive recently acquired by the University of Calgary. The collection includes a variety of materials, such as master tapes, videos, and textual records including business correspondence. Taken as a whole they provide considerable details about EMI Canada’s operations. A key aim of this project is to develop the means to disseminate our research as a publicly accessible resource through the web, public talks, and physical museum exhibits, telling the stories this material contains in a way that makes them available to a wide audience. [In collaboration with Dr. Richard Sutherland (Mount Royal) and Dr. Gregory Taylor (Calgary)]
Music 670: Proseminar in Popular Music and Media Studies
Music 103: Introduction to Popular Music
MST 103: Introduction to Media Studies
Music 203: Issues in Popular Music Studies
The discipline of Media Studies, how it has developed, its historical objects and contemporary tools of study, and how it contributes to our understanding of culture.Winter Term 2021
Critical study of popular musics in contemporary society, approached through social and cultural theory. Prerequisite: MUSIC 103 or consent of Department.Winter Term 2021
Prerequisite: consent of Department.Fall Term 2020
MUSIC 670 is a proseminar that provides an overview of the history, issues, and methodologies in Popular Music Studies and its related fields.Fall Term 2020