Founded in 1998, the Popular Music Interest Group is dedicated to promoting the scholarly study of popular music through methods including musical analysis and theory. Our goals include:
• Ensuring academic recognition for popular music research
• Encouraging more scholars of music theory to engage popular repertoires
• Encouraging scholars of popular music to make effective use of musical analysis and theory

On our Humanities Commons site, we rely on our members to help edit this resource — this cooperation will help continually improve the presence of popular music in our classrooms and scholarship. Many thanks!

External Pages of Interest

I have converted the post about External Links into a Doc so we can crowd-source the best online resources you use or recommend to others. Please feel free to add more!

Podcasts:

Song Exploder

Switched on Pop

Transcription Assistance:

Audacity

MuseScore

Transcribe!

Digital Journalism on Popular Music Topics:

Rolling Stone

Pitchfork

Noisey (Vice)

Crowd-Sourced Music Analyses:

Hooktheory (melody & chords)

Songsterr (tabs / sheet music)

WhoSampled (samples & covers)