This growing digital hub provides access to exclusive reference content, cutting edge scholarship, and a variety of learning resources across a range of subject areas in music and sound studies.
The hub currently offers two collections: Bloomsbury Popular Music and Sound Studies. Future modules will include opera and classical collections.
‘Bloomsbury Popular Music is the equivalent of the deluxe remastered reissue.’ - Notes (Journal of the Music Library Association)
The original collection, Bloomsbury Popular Music, provides unrivalled scholarly coverage of modern popular music worldwide, covering the mid-20th century to the present day, through the Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World, an expanding range of scholarly books and the 33 1/3 series. It supports courses in ethnomusicology, the performing arts, media and communication, cultural studies, anthropology and sociology.
The Sound Studies collection is the first digital resource to provide wide-ranging, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary scholarly content in the study of sound. It contains 112 titles from across Bloomsbury and Taylor & Francis, including comprehensive reference works, as well as works by key sound studies authors including Michael Bull, Brandon LaBelle, Holger Schulze, Jonathan Sterne and Salomé Voegelin. Subject areas covered include art, aesthetics, architecture, contemporary music, history, philosophy, technology, and cultural studies and the growing literature of sonic and auditory theory, methodology, and practice.