Scholarship and research on popular music, especially non-Western popular music, always lags behind the production of new pop music itself. If you're writing about a recent performer or type of music, consider consulting the resources below in addition to the more general scholarly sources listed elsewhere on this guide.
Some web sources are more reliable than others, but you may be able to find reviews or commentary about artists from trusted sources. Some places to begin looking are:
Additionally, the Discogs website can give detailed information on recordings released by a performer, and usually have links to an artist's or band's website and official social media presence.
This list contains books about global popular music generally. To find Items about popular music in particular places, do a subject search in the library catalog for Popular music followed by -- and the name of a country or world area, like these:
Or browse this list to find a world area.