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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 106 new and published books in the subject of Popular Music — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Social Networks and Music Worlds

    Edited by Nick Crossley, Siobhan McAndrew, Paul Widdop

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Social networks are critical for the creation and consumption of music. This edited collection, Social Networks and Music Worlds, introduces students and scholars of music in society to the core concepts and tools of social network analysis. The collection showcases the use of these tools by...

    Published August 5th 2014 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 July 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Made in Japan

    Studies in Popular Music

    Edited by Toru Mitsui

    Series: Routledge Global Popular Music Series

    Made in Japan serves as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Japanese popular music. Each essay, written by a leading scholar of Japanese music, covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Japan and...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Quincy Jones

    A Research and Information Guide

    By Clarence Bernard Henry

    Series: Routledge Music Bibliographies

    Quincy Jones: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography and discography on one of the most prolific composers, arrangers, and conductors in American music. This reference work will appeal to wide range of musicologists, ethnomusicologists and cultural studies scholars....

    Published June 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Emergence of Rock and Roll

    Music and the Rise of American Youth Culture

    By Mitchell K. Hall

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    Rock and roll music evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and 1950s, as a combination of African American blues, country, pop, and gospel music produced a new musical genre. Even as it captured the ears of the nation, rock and roll was the subject of controversy and contention....

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Lady Gaga and Popular Music

    Performing Gender, Fashion, and Culture

    Edited by Martin Iddon, Melanie L. Marshall

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    This book is a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary examination of the music and figure of Lady Gaga, combining approaches from scholars in cultural studies, art, fashion, and music. It represents one of the first scholarly volumes devoted to Lady Gaga, who has become, over a few short years, central...

    Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Popular Music in a Digital Music Economy

    Problems and Practices for an Emerging Service Industry

    By Tim J. Anderson

    Series: Routledge Research in Music

    In the late 1990s, the MP3 became the de facto standard for digital audio files and the networked computer began to claim a significant place in the lives of more and more listeners. The dovetailing of these two circumstances is the basis of a new mode of musical production and distribution where...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Globalization of Musics in Transit

    Music Migration and Tourism

    Edited by Simone Krüger, Ruxandra Trandafoiu

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

    This book traces the particularities of music migration and tourism in different global settings, and provides current, even new perspectives for ethnomusicological research on globalizing musics in transit. The dual focus on tourism and migration is central to debates on globalization, and their...

    Published November 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Religion and Hip Hop

    By Monica R. Miller

    Series: Routledge Research in Religion, Media and Culture

    Religion and Hip Hop brings together the category of religion, Hip Hop cultural modalities and the demographic of youth. Bringing postmodern theory and critical approaches in the study of religion to bear on Hip Hop cultural practices, this book examines how scholars in religious and theological...

    Published November 8th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Made in Italy

    Studies in Popular Music

    Edited by Franco Fabbri, Goffredo Plastino

    Series: Routledge Global Popular Music Series

    Made in Italy serves as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Italian popular music. Each essay, written by a leading scholar of Italian music, covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Italy and...

    Published October 25th 2013 by Routledge