Journal of Popular Music Studies

Contributors- Notes
Journal of Popular Music Studies (2015) Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 139-141


“I Ain't Scared of No Sheets”: Re-Screening Black Masculinity in Michael Jackson's Black or White
Journal of Popular Music Studies (2015) Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 90-123

Michael Jackson’s 11-minute short film, Black or White, was the most watched music video premiere in television history. Released on November13, 1991—a year many consider the cultural apex of music videos—it debuted in 27 countries to an estimated 500 million ...

Jewish Deadheads: A Cultural Demographic Story
Journal of Popular Music Studies (2015) Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 69-89

For American Jews residing on the east coast being a Deadhead—a fan of the Grateful Dead—meant being around a lot of other Jews. This is not too surprising because the New York metropolitan area has the largest community of Jews ...

Reflections of the Cosmopolitan City: Mapping Arcade Fire's Reflektor and its Intermedia Promotional Campaign
Journal of Popular Music Studies (2015) Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 48-68

On 1 August 2013, a mysterious Instagram account initiated the ambitious multimedia, multiplatform promotional campaign for Arcade Fire's new single and album of the same name: Reflektor. As the campaign unfolded it grew to include a Saturday Night Live (SNL) ...


Journal of Popular Music Studies features work on popular music in its historical, cultural, aesthetic, and political registers. Its purview encompasses all genres of music that have been dubbed popular. The journal is also concerned with such issues as popular music’s intersections with other arts, its relationships with old and new media, and its status as a field of research and critical writing. We welcome and encourage unconventional approaches (i.e. different from the standard scholarly essay) to these areas of inquiry. Each number of JPMS features book reviews, as well as occasional reviews of performances and recordings, and we regularly publish special issues co-ordinated by a guest editor or editors.

Publisher Wiley
ISSN (Print) 1524-2226
ISSN (Online) 1533-1598
Year started 1988
Indexed 456 articles
Licence Paid Access