"EPMOW lives music. Put it another way, it does for popular music what Grove has done for classical"-David Brackett, McGill University, Montreal
"This is an extraordinary achievement"
Lawrence Grossberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
"This is a fabulous book. It will be indispensable to students of popular music not only as the ultimate work of reference, but also asa good read. Start browsing and it is almost impossible to stop!"
Simon Frith, University of Stirling
In conjunction with the publication of EPMOW: Locations (0-8264-74536-5, 5 volume set), Continuum has made available, for the first time, Volume I and Volume II as a set. First published in 2003, together these volumes form Part 1 of EPMOW:
Volume I Media, Industry and Society
This volume contains two major sections: 'Social and Cultural Dimensions' and 'The Industry'.
Volume II Performance and Production
This volume is subdivided into four principal parts: 'Performers and Performing', 'Musical Production and Transmission', 'Musical Instruments' and 'Musical Form and Practice'.
Entries in both volumes are 'encyclopedic' - documented and authoritative - and include extensive bibliographies, discographical references, discographies, sheet music listings, visual recordings, film scores, stage shows, television shows/music. Both volumes include an index. For more information visit the website at: www.continuumpop