Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World's five-volume work 'Locations' is the most authoritative reference work on the history and current practice of popular music ever published. The five volumes form Part 2 of the EPMOW multi-volume work and follow on from the two volumes in Part 1 - Media, Industry and Society (Vol I) and Performance and Production (Vol II). The EPMOW Locations volumes cover over 200 nation states and are organized according to continental region: Vol III: Latin America and Caribbean Vol IV: North America Vol V: Oceania and Asia Vol VI: Africa and Middle East Vol VII: Europe Entries across continents include discussions on the principle traditions, genres and styles of popular music that have been or are being practiced in particular cities, districts/neighbourhoods, cross-border regions, nation states and diasporic communities around the world. Entries have extensive end matter: bibliographies, discographical references, discographies, sheet music listings and visual recordings.
Included in each location entry are discussions of: The historical, geographic, topographic, ethnic, political, economic and cultural context of the location The history, development and current practice of popular music in the location Genres for which the location is known or which have been important to the development and current practice of popular music in the location Significant venues such as theatres, dance halls, clubs and bars The role of the industry: music publishers, record companies/labels, recording studios, radio and television The role of the state and government regulatory bodies The teaching and research of popular music in educational institutions Songs associated with the location Notable performers and other important individuals such as producers, engineers, technological innovators, record company heads and other industry figures, journalists, critics and scholars, songwriters, composers and lyricists.
Professor John Shepherd - Carleton University, Ottawa David Horn - Institute of Popular Music, University of Liverpool Dave Laing - University of Westminster, London