International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM XXI 2022)

The theme of the IASPM XXI 2022 is “Climates of Popular Music”. Climate has been a rather under-researched topic in popular music studies. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 and its impact on our relationship with popular music, however, it seems the time is ripe for speculating on the question of climate in its various guises in relation to popular music.