This site will go permanently offline on May 26, 2020. We are concluding the Open Music Library project in order to focus on other open initiatives at ProQuest that will help us benefit a larger number of users across many disciplines. This includes efforts that will better connect users to important open and publicly available content, as well as improving access to ProQuest and Alexander Street resources.

To learn more please visit:

Search for popularity

33 results

Journal of Popular Culture
The Journal of Popular Culture (TJPC) is a peer-reviewed journal and the official publication of the Popular Culture Association. It is published by Wiley Blackwell. Subscriptions come with a membership in the Popular Culture Association.
Popular Music and Society
Founded in 1971, Popular Music and Society publishes articles, book reviews, and audio reviews on popular music of any genre, time period, or geographic location. It is open to all scholarly orientations toward popular music, including (but not limited to) ...
United States of America
Lied und populäre Kultur
Song and Popular Culture
Popular Music History
Popular Music History publishes original historical and historiographical research that draws on the wide range of disciplines and intellectual trajectories that have contributed to the establishment of popular music studies as a recognized academic enterprise. Articles that challenge established orthodoxies ...
United Kingdom
IASPM Journal
International Association for the Study of Popular Music
IASPM@Journal is the peer-reviewed open-access e-journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, IASPM. As part of an international network, the journal aims to publish research and analysis in the field of popular music studies at both ...
Journal of Popular Music Studies
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 ...
Popular Music
Popular Music is an international multi-disciplinary journal covering all aspects of the subject - from the formation of social group identities through popular music, to the workings of the global music industry, to how particular pieces of music are put ...
United Kingdom
Journal of World Popular Music
Journal of World Popular Music is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes research and scholarship on recent issues and debates surrounding international popular musics, also known as World Music, Global Pop, World Beat or, more recently, World Music 2.0. The ...
United Kingdom
Experimental Writing on Popular Music
Riffs emerged from a writing group at Birmingham City University, established in 2015 by Nick Gebhardt and supported by the Birmingham School of Media. As popular music scholars, many of the original ‘Write Clubbers’ straddled disciplines: music; sociology; media studies; ...
United Kingdom
Perfect Beat
The journal's name derived from Afrika Bambaata and the Soul Sonic Force's 12-inch, 1983 single Looking for the Perfect Beat. The journal's association with the popular cultural quest and mixed, eclectic references of the song are reflected in the articles ...
The Eighteenth Century
Theory and Interpretation
The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation fosters theoretical and interpretive research on all aspects of Western culture from 1660 to 1830. The editors take special interest in essays that apply innovative contemporary methodologies to the study of eighteenth-century literature, history, ...
United States of America
Transcultural Music Review
TRANS-Transcultural Music Review is the peer-reviewed journal of the SIBE-Society for Ethnomusicology and the Spanish branch of the IASPM (International Association for the Study of Popular Music). It is a refereed journal published once a year under the auspices of ...
Ethnomusicology Forum
Ethnomusicology Forum seeks to provide a dynamic forum for the presentation of new thinking in the field of ethnomusicology, defined broadly as the study of “people making music”, and encompasses the study of all music, including Western art music and ...
United Kingdom
Music Theory Spectrum
A leading journal in the field and an official publication of the Society for Music Theory, it features articles on a wide range of topics in music theory and analysis, including aesthetics, critical theory and hermeneutics, history of theory, post-tonal ...
United States of America
The Journal of American Culture
Multidisciplinary in focus, The Journal of American Culture combines studies of American literature, history, and the arts, with studies of the popular, the taken-for-granted, and the ordinary pieces of American life, to produce analyses of American culture with a breadth ...
United Kingdom
Journal of Music Research Online
JMRO publishes English language articles of the highest international scholarly standards in the areas of Composition, Early Music, Ethnomusicology, Gender Studies in Music, Interdisciplinary Studies in Music, Music Education, Music Technologies, Musicology, Performance Practice, Popular Music.
Journal of the American Musicological Society
One of the premier journals in musicology, Journal of the American Musicological Society publishes scholarship from a broad array of musical inquiry: from historical musicology, critical theory, music analysis, iconography and organology, to pedagogy, performance practice, aesthetics and hermeneutics, ethnomusicology, ...
United States of America
Music & Letters
Music & Letters is a leading international journal of musical scholarship, publishing articles on topics ranging from antiquity to the present day and embracing musics from classical, popular, and world traditions. Since its foundation in the 1920s, Music & Letters ...
United Kingdom
Musicology Australia
Musicology Australia is the scholarly journal of the Musicological Society of Australia. Since its inception in 1963, the journal has published articles on all aspects of music research, including ethnomusicology and musicology, which marks it out from most other music ...
Tijdschrift van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis
TVNM is one of the oldest musicological journals to have withstood the adversities of time. The first issue was published in 1882, superseding Bouwsteenen, the Society's yearbook, of which three volumes had appeared in print (1869-1881). The history of the ...