The field of musicological study that engages with popular forms of music, especially music associated with commerce, entertainment and leisure activities. It is distinct from 'popular music studies' in its primary concern with criticism and analysis of the music itself, although it does not ignore social and cultural context.
The journal Popular Musicology Online, which began as a print-based journal in 1994 at the University of Salford, UK.
by Derek B Scott August 3, 2008
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