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Popular Musicians and Bands

How to research popular musicians and bands, including rock, hip hop, rap, country, classic rock, 50's, etc.

Key Journals

PN 2000 .B489
Online (1991- ). Lexis Nexis

ML 3469.J69
Journal of Popular Music Studies

Online (1988- ). Blackwell Synergy

ML 3533.8 .N496
NME (New Musical Express)
Online (1991- ). Lexis Nexis

ML 5.P66
Popular Music

Online (2006- ) Cambridge. (1981-2006) JSTOR.

ML 1.P819
Popular Music and Society
Online (1971- ) Taylor and Francis

Popular Musicology Online
Online: Popular Musicology

Reference Books

Rough Music Guides

The All Music guides and Rough Guides provide general information and lists of artists and songs for many genres of popular music. These are all in the reading room Reference stacks.

Find the rest in the UCLA Library Catalog by searching "all music guide" as Title (start of) or "Rough Guide music" as a Title search.