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!

Society for Music Theory – Popular Music Interest Group (SMT PMIG)’s Docs

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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 […]

Alyssa Barna 14 September 2018 21 November 2019
Working Draft — Proposed Bylaws

POPULAR MUSIC INTEREST GROUP BYLAWS Not yet approved — Draft November 12, 2019 ARTICLE I. NAME The group will be known […]

Megan Lavengood 3 June 2019 12 November 2019 administration, bylaws
notes from small group discussion, SMT 2018

Lyrics:   Performance: In the performance group, we discussed our widely varying repertoires and gave brief summaries of our general […]

Megan Lavengood 2 January 2019 2 January 2019 bass-harmonic divorce, corpus study, empirical musicology, fusion, harmonic-melodic divorce, irony, lyrics, meter, modality, performance, rhythm, timbre, tonality, topics
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