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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 140 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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Women in Music

    A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

    By Karin Pendle, Melinda Boyd

    Women in Music: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography emerging from more than twenty-five years of feminist scholarship on music. This book testifies to the great variety of subjects and approaches represented in over two decades of published writings on women, their work,...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  5. 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 February 24th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Local Music Scenes and Globalization

    Transnational Platforms in Beirut

    By Thomas Burkhalter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

    This book offers the first in-depth study of experimental and popular music scenes in Beirut, looking at musicians working towards a new understanding of musical creativity and music culture in a country that is dominated by mass-mediated pop music, and propaganda. Burkhalter studies the generation...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Made In Brazil

    Studies In Popular Music

    Edited by Martha Tupinambá de Ulhôa, Cláudia Azevedo, Felipe Trotta

    Series: Routledge Global Popular Music Series

    Made in Brazil: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth-century Brazilian popular music. The volume consists of essays by scholars of Brazilian music, and covers the major figures, styles, and social...

    Published October 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. African American Music

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Mellonee V. Burnim, Portia K. Maultsby

    American Music: An Introduction, Second Edition is a collection of seventeen essays surveying major African American musical genres, both sacred and secular, from slavery to the present. With contributions by leading scholars in the field, the work brings together analyses of African American...

    Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Sites of Popular Music Heritage

    Memories, Histories, Places

    Edited by Sara Cohen, Robert Knifton, Marion Leonard, Les Roberts

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    This volume examines the location of memories and histories of popular music and its multiple pasts, exploring the different ‘places’ in which popular music can be situated, including the local physical site, the museum storeroom and exhibition space, and the digitized archive and display space...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The International Recording Industries

    Edited by Lee Marshall

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The recording industry has been a major focus of interest for cultural commentators throughout the twenty-first century. As the first major content industry to have its production and distribution patterns radically disturbed by the internet, the recording industry’s content, attitudes and...

    Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge