About the Journal

This journal publishes research and scholarship on  international popular musics, also known as World Music, Global Pop, World Beat or, more recently, World Music 2.0, providing  a forum to explore the manifestations and impacts of post-globalizing trends, processes, and dynamics surrounding these musics today. It adopts an open-minded perspective, including in its scope any local popularized musics of the world, commercially available music of non-Western origin, musics of ethnic minorities, and contemporary fusions or collaborations with local ‘traditional’ or ‘roots’ musics with Western pop and rock musics. Learn more.


Current Issue

Vol. 9 No. 1-2 (2022): Special Issue: The Impacts of COVID-19 on the Music Industries of the Global North

Guest Edited by Paul Carr

Published: 2022-06-22


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