Watch The EMP Pop Conference Keynote

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The EMP Museum's Pop Conference was started in 2002 as a place for writers, academics, fans, musicians and the otherwise musically-obsessed to meet and discuss issues and theories about the world of music. The theme of the 2012 conference is "Sounds of the City," and The Record is going to be there all weekend.

The event, presented by NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, kicks off tonight with an opening keynote panel moderated by our own Ann Powers (Ann's husband, Eric Weisbard, is the primary organizer of the conference, and she's been on the conference's committee since 2002). That keynote will feature Angelique Kidjo, Esperanza Spalding, Santigold and Himanshu Suri of Das Racist. It should be fun, but if you're not in New York, don't worry: you can watch the whole thing live, right here, starting at 7:00 p.m.

The whole weekend should be fun. Dozens of panels will showcase papers written by hundreds of really smart writers (some of whom contribute to this space). For more action, follow @annkpowers. When I see her, I'll make sure to ask how Stephen Colbert's paper got rejected.

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