In late September, the Bloomsbury Popular Music collection moved to a new platform: Bloomsbury Music and Sound.

Bloomsbury Popular Music is a truly unique popular music resource that provides valuable content for researchers via an easy-to-use interface. It is an excellent supplement that supports music and performing arts curriculum, from introductory music survey courses through to graduate-level research.

Bloomsbury Popular Music provides scholarly coverage of modern popular music worldwide. It cross searches resources from the early 20th century to the present day, including:

  • The 14-volume Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World.
  • All 120+ volumes of the 33 1/3 book series (providing in-depth analysis of influential albums).
  • An expanding range of scholarly books from Bloomsbury’s Popular Music Studies.

This resource explores:

  • The historical origins and cultural impact of popular music.
  • Influential artists and albums.
  • Local music scenes and subcultures.
  • Musical form.
  • The workings of the music industry.
  • The social, political, and economic context of different musical genres.

Access everything Bloomsbury Music and Sound has to offer via the Library by clicking on the Library Catalogue search bar, select Databases, select Browse A-Z databases, and then search for Bloomsbury Music and Sound.