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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 145 new and published books in the subject of Popular Music — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Queerness in Heavy Metal Music

    Metal Bent

    By Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    While the growing field of scholarship on heavy metal music and its subcultures has produced excellent work on the sounds, scenes, and histories of heavy metal around the world, few works have included a study of gender and sexuality. This cutting-edge volume focuses on queer fans, performers, and...

    Published April 1st 2015 by Routledge

  2. David Bowie

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane, Martin Power

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    David Bowie: Critical Perspectives examines in detail the many layers of one of the most intriguing and influential icons in popular culture. This interdisciplinary book brings together established and emerging scholars from a wide variety of backgrounds, including musicology, sociology, art...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. The International Who's Who in Classical/Popular Music Set 2015

    Edited by Europa Publications

    Series: INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO IN CLASSICAL/POPULAR MUSIC

    Combining the International Who's Who in Classical Music and the International Who's Who in Popular Music, this two-volume set provides a complete view of the whole of the music world. Within the International Who's Who in Classical Music, each biographical entry comprises personal information,...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music

    Edited by John Shepherd, Kyle Devine

    The Routledge Reader on the Sociology of Music offers the first collection of source readings and new essays on the latest thinking in the sociology of music. Interest in music sociology has increased dramatically over the past decade, yet there is no anthology of essential and introductory...

    Published March 24th 2015 by Routledge

  5. International Who's Who in Popular Music 2015

    17th Edition

    Edited by Europa Publications

    Series: Biographical Reference Series

    The International Who's Who in Popular Music 2015 gives biographical information and contact details for some of the most talented and influential artists and individuals from the world of popular music. Now in its seventeenth edition, there are over 7,000 biographies charting the careers and...

    Published March 17th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives

    This Is Our Music

    Edited by Nicholas Gebhardt, Tony Whyton

    Series: Transnational Studies in Jazz

    The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives: This Is Our Music documents the emergence of collective movements in jazz and improvised music. Jazz history is most often portrayed as a site for individual expression and revolves around the celebration of iconic figures, while the networks and...

    Published March 5th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning

    By Mark Laver

    Series: Transnational Studies in Jazz

    Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning examines the issues of jazz, consumption, and capitalism through advertising. On television, on the Internet, in radio, and in print, advertising is a critically important medium for the mass dissemination of music and musical meaning. This book is a study...

    Published March 3rd 2015 by Routledge

  8. Made in Spain

    Studies in Popular Music

    Edited by Silvia Martinez, Héctor Fouce

    Series: Routledge Global Popular Music Series

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  9. The Improvisation Studies Reader

    Spontaneous Acts

    Edited by Ajay Heble, Rebecca Caines

    Improvisation is a performance practice that animates and activates diverse energies of inspiration, critique, and invention. In recent years it has coalesced into an exciting and innovative new field of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry, becoming a cornerstone of both practical and theoretical...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Blues, Funk, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Hip Hop, and Rap

    A Research and Information Guide

    By Eddie S. Meadows

    Despite the influence of African American music and study as a worldwide phenomenon, no comprehensive and fully annotated reference tool currently exists that covers the wide range of genres. This much needed bibliography fills an important gap in this research area and will prove an...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge