Popular Musicology Online is a refereed academic journal with an international advisory panel of leading popular musicologists. Under continuous editorship since its original hardcopy founding in 1991 (as Popular Musicology Quarterly), PMO has been an innovative voice in the development of critical approaches to the field. Intended for all scholars of popular music, whatever their discipline, PMO offers its readers a stimulating window on some of the most pioneering work taking place in the fastest growing area of music research.

latest publications


Peter Elsdon, Embodied Listening and the Music of Sigur Rós
— published in Issue 2, "Identity and Performativity"

Willa Stillwater, Monsters, Whitches, and Michael Jackson's Ghosts
— published in Issue 2, "Identity and Performativity"

Sean Campbell, From 'Boys' to 'Lads': Masculinity and Irish Rock Culture
— published in Issue 2, "Identity and Performativity"

Shara Rambarran, '99 Problems' but Danger Mouse Ain't One: The Creative and Legal Difficulties of Brian Burton, 'Author' of The Grey Album
— published in Issue 3, "Technology"

Jonathan Crane, Making Up For Lost Time: Technology, Digital Musics and Recovering the Past
— published in Issue 3, "Technology"

see under issues

latest reviews

David Novak, Japanoise: Music at the Edge of Circulation
 (Date published: March 20, 2014)

Chris Anderton, Andrew Dubber and Martin James, Understanding the Music Industries
 (Date published: January 11, 2014)

Catherine Strong, Grunge: Music and Memory
 (Date published: July 23, 2012)

Anne Danielsen (ed.), Musical Rhythm in the Age of Digital Reproduction
Date published: June 19, 2012)

Chris Rojek, Pop Music, Pop Culture
(Date published: February 7, 2012)