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June 2022
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Joanna K. Love
In 2020, Latina superstars Jennifer Lopez and Shakira headlined the NFL’s Super Bowl halftime show. Their multicultural and politically charged performance was met with 1,300 FCC complaints, adding to the growing list of Super Bowl ...
Joel Roberts
Bob Miller is known as one of the most prolific early country songwriters, but it is not as widely known that he was a blues composer in the 1920s whose songs were recorded by several of the classic female blues singers from the early part of that ...
Patrick Burke
In November and December 1966, the young, predominantly white rock audience on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles battled police over curfew and loitering laws. Both the Strip’s protesters and their critics associated these “Sunset Strip riots” with ...
Lorena Alvarado
This article apprehends the namesake coincidence between two cultural icons of the Américas, Lucha Reyes Aceves (1906-1944) and Lucha Sarcines Reyes (1936-1973). Both twentieth century popular singers emerge from spaces of radical difference and ...

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Journal of Popular Music Studies is the peer-reviewed, quarterly publication of the U.S. Branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.

The journal’s purview encompasses all genres of music that have been dubbed popular in any geographic region. In addition to mainstream genres such as rock, hip hop, EDM, punk, or country, it explores popular forms ranging from broadsides to Broadway to Bollywood film music. It aims to present popular music scholarship from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including history, sociology, musicology, ethnomusicology, cultural studies, and communication.

Learn more about Journal of Popular Music Studies here

eISSN: 1533-1598

Published Quarterly – March, June, September, December

Co-Editors: K.E. Goldschmitt, Wellesley College and Elliott H. Powell, University of Minnesota

"Uncharted Country" Special Issue Wins the American Musicological Society's Ruth A. Solie Award

Uncharted Country: New Voices and Perspectives in Country Music Studies” (Vol. 32, Issue 2, June 2020), guest edited by Nadine Hubbs and Francesca T. Royster, won the AMS's 2021 Ruth A Solie Award for an outstanding collection of essays (in either a book or journal). Read the issue for free for a limited time.

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