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  1. What is Social Protest Music?

    From 19th-century African American protest music to the songs of the present day, the 28 essays that make up The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music analyze the trends, musical formats, and rhetorical devices used in popular music to illuminate the human condition. By comparing and contrasting musical offerings in a number of countries and in different contexts from the 19th century until today, The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music aims to be a probing introduction to the history of social protest music, ideal for popular music studies and history and sociology of music courses.

    Quickly and easily recommend The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music to your librarian today!

  2. Discover Michael Lasser

    Have you purchased your copy of America's Songs II: Songs from the 1890's to the Post-War Years yet? Michael Lasser's follow-up volume to America's Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley is a must-have for any music enthusiast! Special bundle pricing is available to those who wish to purchase both volumes together.

    Check out Michael Lasser's website to learn more about the author and get information on his upcoming appearances, and support his work by getting your copy of America's Songs signed.

    To celebrate Michael Lasser and the release of America's Songs II, Routledge is offering a 20% discount on both volumes of the book as well as the bundle option. Simply enter code ORK89 when you purchase the books directly from Routledge to take advantage of this special offer! This discount cannot be combined with any other offer, and is valid through 12/31/2014.

  3. Get 20% off the Routledge Studies in Music Genres series

    The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians recently reviewed Donna Di Grazia's Nineteenth-Century Choral Music. Here's what their reviewer had to say about the book:

    "Nineteenth-Century Choral Music is a most welcome addition to the field of both choral literature and music making. The essays are engaging, thought provoking, and meticulously researched, and there is surely something for anyone with an interest in nineteenth century choral literature...Recommended."

    --Erik W. Goldstrom, The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians, Volume 22, Issue 9, 2013

    Now through December 31, get 20% off Nineteenth-Century Choral Music and the other titles in the Routledge Studies in Musical Genres series by entering discount code AT501 when you purchase directly from our website. Don't forget to click 'apply discount' before you checkout. This offer cannot be combined with other offers.

  4. New Edition. Now Available. Experiencing Jazz.

    Experiencing Jazz, Second Edition, is an integrated textbook with online resources for jazz appreciation and history courses. Through readings, illustrations, timelines, listening guides, and a streaming audio library, it immerses the reader in a journey through the history of jazz, while placing the music within a larger cultural and historical context. Streamlined for your undergrad students with just the right amount of information in learning jazz history/jazz titles, Experiencing Jazz is the textbook for you. Request a complimentary exam copy for your course today. 

  5. Review of Irish Traditional Music in Ethnomusicology Forum

    "By referencing the importance of the diaspora in shaping and developing Irish music, this publication fills a major gap in scholarship. ... Williams presents, in a thorough, readable way, the important debate regarding the essentialist notions of Irish music and of ‘the Irish’." --Angela Moran, Ethnomusicology Forum, Volume 21, Issue 1, 2012

  6. Deniz Peters, Author of the Month, March 2012

    Deniz Peters is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Aesthetics of Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. 

  7. The Routledge Film Music Sourcebook reviewed in CHOICE (March 2012)

    "A useful resource for the history of film music as well as the composers' perspectives on the subject and their own creative purposes in scoring films. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals."
    --CHOICE (M. Goldsmith, Nicholls State University)

  8. Thom Holmes, Author of the Month, February 2012

    Thom Holmes is a composer and music historian. He studied composition with Paul Epstein in Philadelphia, was the longtime publisher of the magazine Recordings of Experimental Music (1979–85), and worked with John Cage. Request your complimentary exam copy of Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture, 4th Edition here.

  9. World Music: A Global Journey, 3rd Edition

    Authors Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari take students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression. World Music: A Global Journey, now in its third edition, is known for its breadth in surveying the world’s major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework. Request your complimentary exam copy.

  10. Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari, Authors of the Month, January 2012

    Terry E. Miller is Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology at Kent State University, where he co-founded the Center for the Study of World Musics.
    Andrew Shahriari is Instructor of Ethnomusicology at Kent State University and teaches the world music survey course in online classes. 

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