The International Association for the Study of Popular Music (abbreviated IASPM) is an international learned society dedicated to the scholarly study of popular music. It was established in September 1981, with Charles Hamm and Simon Frith as two of its founding members. By 1988, it had members in over 30 countries. Since 2002, its official headquarters has been at the University of Liverpool's Institute of Popular Music, which is also the repository for the Association's archived materials. The Journal of Popular Music Studies, published by the University of California Press, is the official journal of the Association's United States branch.http://www.iaspm2022.org
KASPM, representing the Korean Association for the Study of Popular Music, was established on June 22, 2005, with the purpose of encouraging professional and academic exchanges among those engaged in the researches and critiques of popular music in Korea. KASPM has continued to provide the space of networking among researchers, students and critics of popular music through the academic conference and the academic journal. The biannual conference is held regularly on the first Saturdays of June and December and the biannual journal named Popular Music is published every June and December.