International Association for the Study of Popular Music

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International Association for the Study of Popular Music
AbbreviationIASPM
FormationSeptember 1981
FoundersCharles Hamm
Simon Frith
TypeLearned society
PurposeAdvancing the academic study of popular music
HeadquartersInstitute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England
Chair
Goffredo Plastino
General secretary
Sue Miller
Websitewww.iaspm.net

The International Association for the Study of Popular Music (abbreviated IASPM) is an international learned society dedicated to the scholarly study of popular music. It was established in September 1981, with Charles Hamm and Simon Frith as two of its founding members.[1][2][3] By 1988, it had members in over 30 countries.[4] Since 2002, its official headquarters has been at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Popular Music, which is also the repository for the Association's archived materials.[5] The Journal of Popular Music Studies, published by the University of California Press, is the official journal of the Association's United States branch (abbreviated IASPM-US).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)". Open Yearbook. Union of International Associations.
  2. ^ Woolfe, Zachary (2011-10-23). "Charles Hamm, Author on American Popular Music, Dies at 86". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  3. ^ Barton, Laura (2008-02-06). "Hear where you're coming from". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-08-18.
  4. ^ Times, Jon Pareles, Special To The New York (1988-10-02). "Examining Pop Music in the Greater Sociological Context". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-07-10.
  5. ^ "Welcome". IASPM website.
  6. ^ "Homepage". Journal of Popular Music Studies website. Retrieved 2018-07-31.

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