This issue of JPMS is an eclectic and thought-provoking collection of work that we believe points to some of the best possibilities of what popular music scholarship can do. From focused studies of a popular favorite among scholars, to new and experimental work featuring approaches that rarely feature in popular music studies journals, such as those from legal studies, branding, and Chicana feminist theory, this latest issue is a testament to just how vibrant popular music studies is. We hope that you will be energized and inspired as you work your way through the field notes, peer-reviewed articles, and book reviews.

The “Field Notes” section is dedicated to new scholarly work on Prince focusing on critical approaches to three of his albums. We are proud to present transcripts of three of the presentations at the 1plus1plus1is3 Virtual Symposium on Iconic Prince Albums coordinated by De Angela Duff in March 2021....

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