What is "popular music studies"?
It's great to see engaged and passionate researchers defining this field of study in so many different but overlapping ways!
Personally, I think that the discipline is based a recognition that there is much more to "popular music" than notes (musical or bank).
My thanks to Dr Nathan Wiseman-Trowse for allowing me to reproduce his video. Best of luck, Nathan, with the U:Pop Undergraduate Popular Music Studies Conference in Northampton on May 30th 2015. More details here.