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Bloomsbury Popular Music

Bloomsbury Popular Music is a unique source of scholarship and serious in-depth analysis of popular music in a global context. It includes the entirety of the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, the 33 1/3 series of books exploring key albums, and much more. 

From acid house to zydeco, from Acapulco to Zanzibar, Bloomsbury Popular Music provides unrivalled scholarly coverage of modern popular music worldwide, from the early 20th century to the present day.

With its fast-expanding range of exclusive content, Bloomsbury Popular Music is an invaluable resource for students, academics and researchers in disciplines from music, ethnomusicology and the performing arts to media and communication, cultural studies, anthropology and sociology.

  • Explore the historical origins and cultural impact of popular music from almost every country in the world
  • Discover more about influential artists and albums, and local music scenes and subcultures
  • Learn about everything from musical form and instruments to the workings of the music industry
  • Research the social, political and economic context of different musical genres

Trial access to this resource is available on and off campus until Tuesday 6th June for all Hope students and staff by clicking on the following link:

Bloomsbury Popular Music

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