IASPM@Journal is the peer-reviewed open-access e-journal of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) –– its members are invited to register and publish. Click here for a copy of the CFP (in several languages) and Style Guide.



Special CFP: IJ 9/1 (2019) – Pop music festivals and (cultural) policies

Festivals are a vital part of contemporary popular music cultures. This special issue wishes to encourage further critical reflection, research and debate in this field regarding the relational structure of pop music festivals, cultural and governmental policies, cultural/music/event management and cultural mediation.
Special issue editors Beate Flath, Martin Cloonan, and Adam Behr.
Posted: 2018-07-01 More...

Update: IJ 8/2 (2018) – Open Call

IASPM@Journal invites all IASPM members to submit papers for issue 2/2018 on any topic of research related to Popular Music Studies.  
Posted: 2018-06-03 More...

Update: IJ 7/2 (2017) - Practice-Led and Practice-Based Popular Music Studies

Special issue editor: Rupert Till

A special issue dedicated to popular music focused practice based and led research. With compositions/articles by Paul Wolinski, Peter Gavin Long, Toby Martin, Martin Kamil Koszolsko and Brendan Anthony. Click here to access this issue.
Posted: 2017-12-20

Open CFP: Research Work at IASPM

In addition to special issue sections, the journal publishes ongoing scholarly and research work by IASPM members. Click here for a copy of the Open CFP (in several languages) and Style Guide.  
Posted: 2018-06-04 More...

Update: IJ 7/1 (2017) – Pop Life: The Popular Music Biopic

Guest Editor: Matthew Bannister

A special issue examining biopics of popular music artists, raising questions regarding the genealogy of the genre, remediation, authorship, identity and stardom, with articles by Jonathan Stewart, Benjamin Halligan and Liam Maloy; Maurizio Corbella; Ewa Mazierska; Bridget Sutherland and Paul Judge and Marcus O’Dair. Click here to access the issue.
Posted: 2017-10-29

Update: IJ 6/2 (2016) – Perspectives on Popular Music and Sound Recording

Special Issue Editors: Samantha Bennett, Eve Klein
A special issue that addresses the multiple relationships between popular music and sound recording in the construction of popular music and its cultures, with articles by Samantha Bennett, Eve Klein, Landon Palmer, Brett D. Lashua, Paul Thompson, Lori Burns, Gregory Weinstein, Maarten Michielse, and Alexander C. Harden. Click here to access the issue.

Additional Editors: Hillegonda C Rietveld, Jacopo Tomatis, Sarah E Raine, William Echard, Carlo Nardi
Posted: 2016-12-30
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Vol 7, No 2 (2017): Practice-Led and Practice-Based Popular Music Studies

This special issue focuses on popular music focused practice based and led research. It contains a number of submissions in which the research content consists of submitted audio files and the music they contain. In each case the practice content is accompanied by a written submission that contextualizes the research. Paul Wolinski contributes a paper on algorithmic composition; Peter Long's study explores the manipulation of time and space, presented through composition of ambient electronica; Toby Martin’s research is on songwriting, explored through studio composition, drawing upon the cultural diversity of a suburb of Sydney in Australia; Martin Koszolko’s paper explores the use of software to enhance musical collaboration, presenting the results of a collaborative project; Brendan Anthony examines the role of the third-party mix engineer, describing a mix in which he was involved. In addition to these research contributions, the issue features a number of book reviews.

Dr Koos Zwaan

Assistant Editors
Raquel Campos
Dr Bernhard Steinbrecher

Special Issue Editor
Prof Rupert Till

Additional Editors
Dr Tim J. Anderson
Dr D. Ferrett
Dr tobias C. van Veen

Reviews Editor
Sarah E. Raine

Table of Contents


Koos Zwaan
Rupert Till
2 - 7

Articles – Special Issue

Paul Wolinski
8 - 15
Peter Gavin Long
16 - 21
Toby Martin
22 - 31
Martin Kamil Koszolko
32 - 40
Brendan Anthony
41 - 47


Roger Fagge
48 - 50
Alyn Shipton
51 - 54
Fernando Aparecido Poiana
55 - 57
John Conrad Mullen
58 - 61
Giacomo Bottà
62 - 64
Jeremiah Spillane
65 - 68