Popular Music

Popular Music The Key Concepts - Routledge Key Guides

Fourth edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

Now in an updated fourth edition, this popular A-Z student handbook provides a comprehensive survey of key ideas and concepts in popular music culture. With new and expanded entries on genres and subgenres, the text comprehensively examines the social and cultural aspects of popular music, taking into account the digital music revolution and changes in the way that music is manufactured, marketed and delivered. New and updated entries include:

  • Age and youth
  • Black music
  • Digital music culture
  • K-Pop
  • Mash-ups
  • Philadelphia Soul
  • Pub music
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Remix
  • Southern Soul
  • Streaming
  • Vinyl

With further reading and listening included throughout, Popular Music: The Key Concepts is an essential reference text for all students studying the social and cultural dimensions of popular music.

About the Publisher



Routledge is the world's leading academic publisher in the Humanities and Social Sciences. We publish thousands of books and journals each year, serving scholars, instructors, and professional communities worldwide. Our current publishing programme encompasses groundbreaking textbooks and premier, peer-reviewed research in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Built Environment. We have partnered with many of the most influential societies and academic bodies to publish their journals and book series. Readers can access tens of thousands of print and e-books from our extensive catalogue of titles. Routledge is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.

Book information

ISBN: 9781138680920
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
Edition: Fourth edition
DEWEY: 781.6403
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiv, 366
Weight: 454g
Height: 216mm
Width: 138mm
Spine width: 22mm