Contemporary Popular Music Products

  • America’s Songs III

    Rock!

    By Bruce Pollock

    America’s Songs III: Rock! picks up in 1953 where America’s Songs II left off, describing the artistic and cultural impact of the rock ‘n’ roll era on America’s songs and songwriters, recording artists and bands, music publishers and record labels, and the all-important consuming audience. The…

    Paperback – 2017-03-08 
    Routledge

  • Breaking Records

    100 Years of Hits

    By William Ruhlmann

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge

  • Hip-Hop Authenticity and the London Scene

    Living Out Authenticity in Popular Music

    By Laura Speers

    This book explores the highly-valued, and often highly-charged, ideal of authenticity in hip-hop — what it is, why it is important, and how it affects the day-to-day life of rap artists. By analyzing the practices, identities, and struggles that shape the lives of rappers in the London scene, the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • David Bowie

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Eoin Devereux, Aileen Dillane, Martin Power

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-12-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Issues in African American Music

    Power, Gender, Race, Representation

    Edited by Portia K. Maultsby, Mellonee V. Burnim

    Issues in African American Music: Power, Gender, Race, Representation is a collection of twenty-one essays by leading scholars, surveying vital themes in the history of African American music. Bringing together the viewpoints of ethnomusicologists, historians, and performers, these essays cover…

    Paperback – 2016-11-09
    Routledge

  • Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music

    Performance, Authority, Authenticity

    Edited by Jacqueline Warwick, Allison Adrian

    This interdisciplinary volume explores the girl’s voice and the construction of girlhood in contemporary popular music, visiting girls as musicians, activists, and performers through topics that range from female vocal development during adolescence to girls’ online media culture. While girls’…

    Hardback – 2016-06-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Global Metal Music and Culture

    Current Directions in Metal Studies

    Edited by Andy R. Brown, Karl Spracklen, Keith Kahn-Harris, Niall Scott

    This book defines the key ideas, scholarly debates, and research activities that have contributed to the formation of the international and interdisciplinary field of Metal Studies. Drawing on insights from a wide range of disciplines including popular music, cultural studies, sociology,…

    Hardback – 2016-04-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

    By Various

    This set reissues a host of previously out-of-print books that focus on the phenomenon of popular music in all its many guises. From the early days of professional songwriting, to the innovations of jazz and blues then the cultural revolution of rock 'n' roll, this set forms an essential reference…

    Hardback – 2016-04-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Art Into Pop

    By Simon Frith, Howard Horne

    This book, first published in 1987, tells the intriguing and culturally complex story of the art school influence on postwar British popular music. Following Romantic attitudes from life class to recording studio, it focuses on two key moments – the early 1960s, when art students like John Lennon…

    Hardback – 2016-04-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Adolescents and their Music

    If It's Too Loud, You're Too Old

    Edited by Jonathon S. Epstein

    In this lively examination of youth and their relationship to music, first published in 1994, contributors cover issues ranging from the place of music in urban subculture and what music tells us about adolescent views on love and sex, to the political status of youth and youth culture.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Cross-Overs

    Art Into Pop/Pop Into Art

    By John A. Walker

    This book, first published in 1987, was the first major survey of the links between the visual arts and pop music over the last thirty years. It brings to light the ideas, styles and people who have influenced both the look of pop and the shape of art. It examines how pop uses art movements like…

    Hardback – 2016-04-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

  • Jazz & Blues

    By Graham Vulliamy

    This book, first published in 1982, shows that jazz and blues are music forms that are about individualism, experiment, expression and feeling. From their origin in the work songs and spirituals of America’s southern slaves, through to their adaptation to the urban adaptation to the urban…

    Hardback – 2016-04-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Popular Music

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