Each lecture/session may come with some specific recommended readings. Readings can also occasionally be found underneath the blog posts that contain the lecture notes.
Use the sub-headings via the websites drop-down menu in this section to quickly locate some useful background reading.
Week 12: Boybands
Week 12: Women in pop
There are a few helpful academic journals that address popular music. Some of these require a subscription (which the University has) and others are locked behind a pay-wall with some free content available. The following may be useful:
Popular Music (Cambridge) – University subscription provided
Rock Music Studies (Routledge) – some issues are free to access
Popular Music and Society (Taylor Francis) – University subscription not provided. Some issue are free
Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture (open access) – free