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Volume 34,
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June 2022

About the Journal

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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