1st Edition

Global Popular Music A Research and Information Guide, Volume 1: Global Perspectives in Popular Music Studies

By Clarence Bernard Henry Copyright 2025
    356 Pages
    by Routledge

    Global Popular Music: A Research and Information Guide, offers an essential annotated bibliography of scholarship on popular music around the world in a two-volume set. Featuring a broad range of subjects, people, cultures, and geographic areas, and spanning musical genres such as traditional, folk, jazz, rock, reggae, samba, rai, punk, hip-hop, and many more, this guide highlights different approaches and discussions within global popular music research. This research guide is comprehensive in scope, providing a vital resource for scholars and students approaching the vast amount of publications on popular music studies and popular music traditions around the world. Thorough cross-referencing and robust indexes of genres, places, names, and subjects make the guide easy to use.

    Volume 1, Global Perspectives in Popular Music Studies, situates popular music studies within global perspectives and geo-cultural settings at large. It offers over nine hundred in-depth annotated bibliographic entries of interdisciplinary research and several topical categories that include analytical, critical, and historical studies; theory, methodology, and musicianship studies; annotations of in-depth special issues published in scholarly journals on different topics, issues, trends, and music genres in popular music studies that relate to the contributions of numerous musicians, artists, bands, and music groups; and annotations of selected reference works.


    1. Analytical, Critical, and Historical Studies                                   

    2. Theory, Methodology, and Musicianship Studies              

    3. Special Issues Published in Scholarly Journals     

    4. Annotated Bibliographies, Companions, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks, and Other Reference Works 

    Index of Global Popular Music Genres         

    Index of Continents, Countries, Cities, Regions, and Localities       

    Index of Names          

    Index of Subjects 


    Clarence Bernard Henry, author of Routledge titles Global Jazz: A Research and Information Guide (2021), Miles Davis: A Research and Information Guide (2017), and Quincy Jones: A Research and Information Guide (2014), is an independent scholar.