Pop music is now a component of many courses in schools, colleges and universities, as well as a fascinating subject for the general reader.
· traces the development of pop music from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day, investigating the influence of each generation upon the next
· identifies the forms and musical characteristics of different styles
· includes extensive chapters on the development of music technology
· examines the different roles of people working in the music industry and explains the processes involved in making and selling an album