The following is a list of books and publications that focus on music censorship.


Ahmad, Salman
Rock & Roll Jihad: A Muslim Rock Star’s Revolution
Published by Free Press on 12 January 2010. 240 pages.
ISBN-10: 1416597670.   ISBN-13: 978-1416597674
“Facing down angry mullahs and oppressive dictators who wanted all music to be banned from the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Salman Ahmad rocketed to the top of the music charts…”
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Averill, Gage
A Day for the Hunter. A Day for the Prey.
The Univ. Of Chicago Press, 1997, ISBN 0-226-03292-2 (pbk)

Baily, John
“Can you stop the birds singing?” The censorship of music in Afghanistan.
Freemuse, Copenhagen 2001, ISSN 1601-2127
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Bennett, Tony; Turner, Graeme;
Shepherd, John; Al, Et (ed)
Rock and Popular Music: Politics, Policies, Institutions
Routledge, 1993, ISBN: 0415063698

Blecha, Peter
Taboo Tunes: A History of Banned Bands & Censored Songs
Backbeat Books, 2004, ISBN: 0879307927
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Breen, Marcus
Rock Dogs : Politics and the Australian Music Industry
Pluto Press, 2001, ISBN 1864030844

Bremberger, Bernard
Musikzensur, Eine Annäherung an die grenzen des eralubten in der Musik.
Verlag Schmengler, Berlin,1990, ISBN 3-9801643-2-2

Brown, Steven & Volgsten, Ulrik
Music and Manipulation
On the Social Uses and Social Control of Music

Berghahn Books, 2006, ISBN 1-84545-098-1

Cartwright, Garth
“A Little Bit Special” – Censorship and the Gypsy Musicians of Romania.
Freemuse, Copenhagen, October 2001, ISSN 1601-2127
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Chapple, Steve & Garofalo, Rebee
Rock´n Roll is Here to Pay.
Nelson-Hall. Chicago, 1977, ISBN 0-88229-437-7 (pbk)

Cloonan, Martin
Banned! Censorship of Popular Music in Britain: 1967-92.
Arena, Ashgate Publ. ltd. 1996, ISBN 1 85742 300 3 (pbk)

Cloonan, Martin and Garofalo, Rebee (ed)
Policing POP
Temple Univ Press 2003, ISBN 1-56639-989-0

Cloonan, Martin and Street, John
Politics and Popular Music – From Policing to Packaging
Parliamentary Affairs 50:2, pp 223 – 234, 1997

Cloonan, Martin
Popular Music and Censorship in Britain: An overwiew.
Popular Music and Society, 19:3, pp 75-104. 1995

Coplan, David B
In Township Tonight! South Africas Black City Music and Theatre.
Longman, London, 1985, ISBN 0-582-64401-3 (pbk)

Danielou, Alain
The Situation of Music and Musicians in Countries of the Orient.
Leo S. Olschki, Florence 1971, IMC

Davidson, Sandra & Winfield, Betty Houchin (ed)
Bleep!: Censoring Rock and Rap Music.
Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture, No 68, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999, ISBN: 0313307059

Eyre, Banning
Playing with Fire: Fear and Self-Censorship in Zimbabwean Music.
Freemuse, Copenhagen, October 2001, ISSN 1601-2127
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Frith, S
Sound Effects.
Constable, 1983

Gaar, Gillian G
She´s A Rebel. the History of Women in Rock & Roll.
Seal Press, Seattle, Washington,1992, ISBN 1-878067-08-7

Garofalo, Rebee
How autonomous is relative?
Popular Music, 6:1, pp.77-92.
Edward Arnold, London, 1992

Grandin, Ingemar
Music and media in local life. Music practice in a Newar neighbourhood in Nepal.
Linköping University, Sweden, 1989, ISBN 91-7870-480-4

The new GROVE
Dictionary of Music and Musicians, vol. 19,
edited by Stanley Sadie

Hakobian, Levon and Kantat HB
Music in the Soviet age 1917-1987.
Melos Music Literature, Sweden, 1998, ISBN 91 972133 4 9

Dietrich Helms, Thomas Phleps (Hg.)
9/11 – The world’s all out of tune
Populäre Musik nach dem 11. September 2001

Beiträge zur Popularmusikforschung 32, hg. von Dietrich Helms und Thomas Phleps
Oktober 2004, 212 S., kart., 19,80 €
ISBN: 3-89942-256-2

Heylin, Clinton, (ed)
The penguin Book of Rock & Roll Writing.
Penguin Books 1992, ISBN 0 14 01.6836 2

Hill, Trent
The Enemy within: Censorship of rock music in the 1950s.
in Anthony DeCurtis (ed.): Present Tense, pp. 39 – 72.
Duke University Press, 1992

Horner, B and Swiss, T
Key Terms in Popular Music and Culture
Blackwell Publishers,1999, ISBN: 0631212639

Kagie, Rudie
De Verboden Saxofoon.
Over Muziek & Censuur
De Prom, Amsterdam 2000, ISBN 90 6801 653 9

Kitwana, Bakari
The rap on gangsta rap.
Thirld World Press, Chicago. 1994, ISBN 0-88378-175-1

Klein, Naomi
No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies.
Picador, USA, 2000, ISBN 0312271921

Korpe, Marie (ed.)
1st World Conference on Music & Censorship.
Speeches from the conference
Freemuse, Copenhagen, 2001, ISBN 87-988163-0-6
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Korpe, Marie (ed.)
“MUSIC WILL NOT BE SILENCED” 3rd Freemuse World Conference on Music & Censorship Istanbul 25-26 November 2006.
Speeches from the conference. Includes CD-ROM with video interviews and music.
Freemuse, Copenhagen, 2007, ISSN 1601-2127
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Korpe, Marie (ed.)
Shoot the Singer! Music Censorship Today
Zed Books, London, 2004,
HbISBN 1 84277 504 9
PbISBN 1 84277 505 7

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LeVine, Mark
Heavy Metal Islam – Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam
Three Rivers Press. 8 July 2008. 304 pages. Language: English  

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Lippman, Edward A
Musical Thought in Ancient Greece.
Columbia Univ. press 1964. ISBN 64.22482

Manuel, Peter
Popular Musics of the Non-Western World.
Oxford Univ. Press, N.Y. 1988, ISBN 0-19-515342-7

Matoub, Lounes
Editions Stock. France, 1995. ISBN ? 54-4440.1

Negus, Keith
Popular Music in Theory
Wesleyan Univ Pr; 1997. ISBN: 0819563102

Norris, Christopher (ed)
Music and the Politics of Culture.
Lawrence & Wishart, London 1989. ISBN 0 85315 700 6

Nuzum, Eric D.
’Singing in the Echo Chamber’
Music censorship in the U.S. after September 11

Freemuse, Copenhagen, 2005, ISSN 1601-2127
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Nuzum, Eric D.
Parental Advisory: Music Censorship in America.
Quill, 2001, ISBN 0688167721

Oakley, Giles
The Devil´s Music, A History of the Blues.
BBC, 1976, ISBN 0 563 16012 8

Orman, John
The Politics of Rock Music.
Nelson-Hall, Chicago 1984, ISBN 0-8304-1025-2

Owen, Ursula (ed)
The Book of Banned Music.
Special issue of INDEX on CENSORSHIP, 6/1998:
Writers and Scholars International Ltd., London 1998, ISSN 0306-4220

Peddie, Ian
Popular Music and Human Rights – Vol I and II
Ashgate, London, August 2011
206 and 218 pages
ISBN 978-1-4094-3757-4
First volume covers British and American music. Second volume covers topics such as Movimento 77, Nepal’s heavy metal scene, hybrid metal in the muslim world, folksong in Latvia, popular music in the former Yugoslavia, indigenous human rights in Australia, Víctor Jara in South America, protest and gender in Ireland, rock and roll in China, and the anti-rock campaigns and the Orange Revolution in Ukraine.
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Perris, Arnold
Music as Propaganda, Art to persuade, Art to Control.
Greeenwood Press, Westport, Conn. 1985, ISBN 0-313-24505-3

Pieper, Werner (ed)
1000 Jahre Musik & Zensur in den diversen Deutchlands.
Der Grüne Zweig 206, Löhrbach 2001, ISBN 3-922708-09-9
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Pieper, Werner (ed)
Verfemt – Verbannt – Verboten
Musik und Zensur. Weltweit.
(German version of Index on Censorship 6th 1998)
Der Grüne Zweig 206, Löhrbach 1999, ISBN 3-922708-00-5

Peterson, R.A
Market and moralist censors of a black art form: jazz.
In S.Denisoff and R.Peterson (eds.): The Sounds of Social Change, pp.236-247.
McNally, Chicago,1972

Qureshi, Regula Burckhardt
Suifi music of India and Pakistan.
Cambridge University press 1986, ISBN 0 521 26767 6

Reese, Gustave
Music in the Middel Ages.
W.W.Norton & Company, New York 1940

Robertson, Bronwen
Reverberations of Dissent – Identity and Expression in Iran’s Illegal Music Scene
Continuum, London, 2012
ISBN 9781441123251
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Schade Poulsen, Marc
The Social Significance of Raî. Men and Popular Music in Algeria.
University of Texas press, Austin, Texas, 1999, ISBN 0-292-77740-x (pbk)

Schwarz, Boris
Music and Musical Life in Soviet Russia 1917-1970.
Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1972, ISBN 0.214.65264.5

Seim, Roland; Spiegel, Josef (ed.)
Nur für Erwachsene – Rock- und Popmusik: zensiert, diskutiert, unterschlagen
Münster 2004, 246 pages, coloured book covers, circa 250 colour pictures, format 24x19cm
ISBN 3-933060-16-8
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Servant, Jean-Christophe
« Which way Nigeria ? »
Charia, argent, morale et autocensure : menaces sur la musique.
Freemuse, Copenhagen, April 2003
ISSN 1601-2127
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Servant, Jean-Christophe
Which way Nigeria?” Music under Threat: A Question of Money, Morallity, Self-censcorship and the Sharia.
Freemuse, Copenhagen, April 2003
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Siegmund, Heidi
The Ice Opinion. ICE T as told to H- Siegmund.
St. Martin´s Press, New York, 1994, ISBN 0-312-10486-3

Street, John
Music and politics
Politity Books, London, October 2011
256 pages
PB 978-0-7456-3544-6

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Street, John
Rebel Rock: The Politics of Popular Music
247 pages
Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1986

Tsenova, Valeria, editor
Underground Music from the Former USSR.
Harwood Academic Publishers, 1997, ISBN3-7186-5821-6 (pbk)

Valkov, Solomon
Vidnesbyrd, Dmitrij Sjostakovitj´s Erindringer.
Forlaget Komma, ISBN 87-7512-065-8 (hft) 1980 Original: Testimony, The memoirs of D. Shostakovich
Harper & Row Publishers, 1979

Waterman, Christopher Alan
JUJU. A Social history and Ethnography of an African Popular Music.
The Univ. Of Chicago press, 1990 ISBN 0-226-87465-6 (pbk)

Wellesz, Egon
Ancient and oriental Music.
Oxford University Press. New York 1957. ISBN 0-19-316301-2

Winfield, Betty Houchum and Davidson, Sandra (ed)
Bleep! Censoring Rock and Rap Music
Greenwood Press, Westport, 1999, ISBN 0-313-30705-9

Wilson, Elizabeth
Shostakovich, A Life Remembered.
Faber and Faber Ltd, 1994 ISBN 0-571-15393-3