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Pop Music
POP MUSIC is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States
United States
and United Kingdom
United Kingdom
during the mid-1950s. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many styles. "Pop" and "rock " were roughly synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they became increasingly differentiated from each other. Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts , it is not the sum of all chart music. Pop music
Pop music
is eclectic, and often borrows elements from other styles such as urban , dance , rock , Latin , and country ; nonetheless, there are core elements that define pop music. Identifying factors include generally short to medium-length songs written in a basic format (often the verse-chorus structure ), as well as the common use of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, and hooks . CONTENTS * 1 Definitions and etymology * 2 Characteristics * 3 Development and influence * 3.1 Stylistic evolution * 3.2 Technology and media * 3.3 Legitimacy in music criticism * 3.4 International spread * 4 See also * 5 Notes * 6 Further reading * 7 External links DEFINITIONS AND ETYMOLOGYDavid Hatch and Stephen Millward define pop music as "a body of music which is distinguishable from popular, jazz, and folk musics"
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Popular Music
POPULAR MUSIC is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry . These forms and styles can be enjoyed and performed by people with little or no musical training . It stands in contrast to both art music and traditional or "folk" music . Art music was historically disseminated through the performances of written music , although since the beginning of the recording industry , it is also disseminated through recordings . Traditional music forms such as early blues songs or hymns were passed along orally, or to smaller, local audiences. The original application of the term is to music of the 1880s Tin Pan Alley period in the United States. Although popular music sometimes is known as "pop music", the two terms are not interchangeable. Popular music
Popular music
is a generic term for a wide variety of genres of music that appeal to the tastes of a large segment of the population, whereas pop music usually refers to a specific musical genre within popular music. Popular music
Popular music
songs and pieces typically have easily singable melodies . The song structure of popular music commonly involves repetition of sections, with the verse and chorus or refrain repeating throughout the song and the bridge providing a contrasting and transitional section within a piece
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Pop Music (other)
POP MUSIC is a musical genre. POP MUSIC may also refer to: * Popular music , a number of musical genres having wide appeal * Pop Music (album), a 1996 album by Iggy PopSEE ALSO * " Pop Muzik ", a 1979 song by M * Pop Music/False B-Sides , a 2011 album by Baths * Pop\'n Music , a 2011 video game * This Is Pop Music , a 2000 album by Espen Lind * Record chart , a ranking of recorded music according to popularity This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title POP MUSIC. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pop_music_(other) additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Pop Song (other)
POP SONG is the main form of pop music POP SONG or POP SONGS may refer to: MUSIC * Mainstream Top 40 , known as "Pop Songs" on billboard.com * "Pop Song" (David Sylvian song) * "Pop Song" (The Drugs song) * " Pop Song 89 ", song by R.E.M * "Pop Song", song by Starfucker featured from Starfucker * Pop Songs, 1997 greatest hits compilation by Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop
* "Pop Song", a song by cLOUDDEAD on their album, Ten .SEE ALSO * Pop (song) * SongPop This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title POP SONG. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Pop_Song additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Traditional Pop Music
TRADITIONAL POP (also CLASSIC POP or POP STANDARDS) music consists of Western popular music that generally pre-dates the advent of rock and roll in the mid-1950s. The most popular and enduring songs from this style of music are known as pop standards or (where relevant) AMERICAN STANDARDS. The works of these songwriters and composers are usually considered part of the canon known as the " Great American Songbook". More generally, the term "standard" can be applied to any popular song that has become very widely known within mainstream culture. Traditional/classic pop music is generally regarded as having existed between the mid-1940s and mid-1950s. AllMusicdefines traditional pop as "post-big band and pre-rock however, as many of the most popular works of Cole Porter
Cole Porter
and those of George and Ira Gershwinpre-date World War II
World War II
, while the works of Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
and Jerome Kern
Jerome Kern
date to World War I
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Rock And Roll
ROCK AND ROLL (often written as ROCK "> Sign commemorating the role of Alan Freed and Cleveland , Ohio in the origins of rock and roll The term "rock and roll" now has at least two different meanings, both in common usage. The _ American Heritage Dictionary _ and the _ Merriam-Webster Dictionary _ both define rock and roll as synonymous with rock music . _ Encyclopædia Britannica _, on the other hand, regards it as the music that originated in the mid-1950s and later developed "into the more encompassing international style known as rock music". The phrase "rocking and rolling" originally described the movement of a ship on the ocean, but was used by the early twentieth century, both to describe the spiritual fervor of black church rituals and as a sexual analogy. Various gospel, blues and swing recordings used the phrase before it became used more frequently – but still intermittently – in the 1940s, on recordings and in reviews of what became known as "rhythm and blues" music aimed at a black audience. In 1934, the song "Rock and Roll" by the Boswell Sisters appeared in the film _ Transatlantic Merry-Go-Round _. In 1942, _Billboard _ magazine columnist Maurie Orodenker started to use the term "rock-and-roll" to describe upbeat recordings such as "Rock Me" by Sister Rosetta Tharpe
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Folk Music
FOLK MUSIC includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival . The term originated in the 19th century, but is often applied to music older than that. Some types of folk music are also called world music . TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted orally , music with unknown composers, or music performed by custom over a long period of time. It has been contrasted with commercial and classical styles . Starting in the mid-20th century, a new form of popular folk music evolved from traditional folk music. This process and period is called the (second) folk revival and reached a zenith in the 1960s. This form of music is sometimes called contemporary folk music or folk revival music to distinguish it from earlier folk forms. Smaller, similar revivals have occurred elsewhere in the world at other times, but the term folk music has typically not been applied to the new music created during those revivals. This type of folk music also includes fusion genres such as folk rock , folk metal , electric folk , and others. While contemporary folk music is a genre generally distinct from traditional folk music, in English it shares the same name, and it often shares the same performers and venues as traditional folk music. Even individual songs may be a blend of the two
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United States
Coordinates : 40°N 100°W / 40°N 100°W / 40; -100 United States
United States
of America _ Flag Great Seal MOTTO: " In God We Trust " Other traditional mottos _ * " E pluribus unum " ( Latin
Latin
) (de facto) "Out of many, one" * " Annuit c
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United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
, with the North Sea to its east, the English Channel to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world . The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain
Great Britain
and Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world and the 11th-largest in Europe
Europe
. It is also the 21st-most populous country , with an estimated 65.1 million inhabitants
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Disco
DISCO is a genre of dance music containing elements of funk , soul , pop and salsa . It achieved popularity during the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. Its initial audiences in the U.S. were club-goers from the gay , African American
African American
, Italian American , Latino , and psychedelic communities in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
and New York City
New York City
during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Disco
Disco
can be seen as a reaction against both the domination of rock music and the stigmatization of dance music by the counterculture during this period. Disco
Disco
was popular with both men and women from many different backgrounds, with dances including The Bump (1974), The Hustle (1975) and Y.M.C.A. (1978) . The disco sound often has several components, a "four-on-the-floor" beat, an eighth note (quaver) or 16th note (semi-quaver) hi-hat pattern with an open hi-hat on the off-beat, and a prominent, syncopated electric bass line. In most disco tracks, string sections , horns, electric piano , and electric rhythm guitars create a lush background sound. Orchestral instruments such as the flute are often used for solo melodies, and lead guitar is less frequently used in disco than in rock. Many disco songs use electronic synthesizers , particularly in the late 1970s
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New Wave Music
NEW WAVE is a genre of rock music popular from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s with ties to 1970s punk rock . New wave moved away from smooth blues and rock and roll sounds to create pop music that incorporated electronic and experimental music , mod and disco . Initially new wave was similar to punk rock, before becoming a distinct genre . It subsequently engendered subgenres and fusions, including synth-pop . New wave differs from other movements with ties to first-wave punk as it displays characteristics common to pop music, rather than the more "artsy" post-punk , though it incorporates much of the original punk rock sound and ethos, while exhibiting greater complexity in both music and lyrics. Common characteristics of new wave music include the use of synthesizers and electronic productions, the importance of styling and the arts, as well as diversity. New wave has been called one of the definitive genres of the 1980s, after it grew partially fixated on MTV
MTV
(the Buggles ' "Video Killed the Radio Star " music video was broadcast as the first music video to promote the channel's launch), and the popularity of several new wave artists, attributed to their exposure on the channel. In the mid-1980s, differences between new wave and other music genres began to blur
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Art Pop
ART POP (also typeset as ART-POP or ARTPOP) is a loosely defined style of pop music influenced by pop art and the integration of high and low culture . Drawing on postmodern approaches and art theories as well as other forms of art, such as fine art , fashion , cinema , and avant-garde literature, art pop emphasizes the manipulation of signs , style, and gesture over personal expression. Art pop
Art pop
artists deviate from traditional rock music conventions and pop audiences, exploring ideas such as pop's status as commercial art , notions of artifice, the self as a construction, and questions of historical authenticity . Starting in the mid 1960s, British and American pop musicians began incorporating the ideas of the pop art movement and pseudo-symphonic textures to their recordings. English art pop musicians drew from their art school studies, while in America the style intersected with the Beat Generation and folk music 's subsequent singer-songwriter movement. After its "golden age" among some glam rock artists who embraced theatricality and throwaway pop culture in the 1970s, art pop's traditions would be continued in styles such as post-punk , industrial music , and synthpop , as well as the British New Romantic scene of the 1980s. The genre further developed with artists who rejected conventional rock instrumentation and structure in favor of dance styles and the synthesizer
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Brill Building (genre)
BRILL BUILDING (also known as BRILL BUILDING POP or the BRILL BUILDING SOUND) is a subgenre of pop music originating from the Brill Building in New York City, where numerous teams of professional songwriters penned material for girl groups and teen idols in the early 1960s. The term has also become a catch-all for the period in which those songwriting teams flourished. In actuality, most hits of the mid 1950s and early 1960s were written elsewhere. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 List of artists * 3 References * 4 Bibliography OVERVIEW Neil Sedaka – "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" (1962) "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do " is one of the quintessential examples of the Brill Building sound crafted by Neil Sedaka and his contemporaries. ------------------------- Problems playing this file? See media help . The Brill Building's music was more sophisticated than other pop styles of the time, combining then-modern sounds with classic Tin Pan Alley songwriting. Its productions often featured orchestras and bands with large rhythm and guitar sections, while its lyrics focused on idealized romance and adolescent anxieties, only rarely exploring more mature themes. The genre dominated the American charts in the period between Elvis Presley 's army enlistment in 1958 and the onset of the British Invasion in 1964
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Bubblegum Pop
BUBBLEGUM POP (also known as BUBBLEGUM MUSIC or simply BUBBLEGUM) is a genre of pop rock music with an upbeat sound contrived and marketed to appeal to pre-teens and teenagers, which may be produced in an assembly-line process, driven by producers and often using unknown singers. Bubblegum's classic period ran from 1967 to 1972. A second wave of bubblegum started two years later and ran until 1977 when disco took over and punk rock emerged. The genre was predominantly a singles phenomenon rather than an album-oriented one. Because many acts were manufactured in the studio using session musicians, a large number of bubblegum songs were by one-hit wonders . Among the best-known acts of bubblegum's golden era are 1910 Fruitgum Company , The Ohio Express and The Archies , an animated group which had the most successful bubblegum song with " Sugar, Sugar ", Billboard Magazine's No. 1 single for 1969. Singer Tommy Roe , arguably, had the most bubblegum hits of any artist during this period, notably 1969's "Dizzy ". CONTENTS * 1 Characteristics * 2 Etymology * 3 History * 3.1 1960s and 1970s * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links CHARACTERISTICSThe chief characteristics of the genre are that it is pop music contrived and marketed to appeal to pre-teens and teenagers, is produced in an assembly-line process, is driven by producers, often uses unknown singers, and has an upbeat sound
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Dance-pop
DANCE-POP is a pop and dance subgenre that originated in the early 1980s. It is generally up-tempo music intended for nightclubs with the intention of being danceable but also suitable for contemporary hit radio . Developing from a combination of electronic dance music and pop music , with influences of disco music , post-disco , new wave , synth-pop , electropop and house , it is generally characterised by strong beats with easy, uncomplicated song structures which are generally more similar to pop music than the more free-form dance genre, with an emphasis on melody as well as catchy tunes. The genre, on the whole, tends to be producer-driven , despite some notable exceptions. Dance-pop
Dance-pop
borrowed influences from other genres, which varied by producer, artist and period. Such include contemporary R codecs="vorbis"" data-title="Original Ogg file (75 kbps)" data-shorttitle="Ogg source" data-width="0" data-height="0" data-bandwidth="74997" /> ------------------------- _...Baby One More Time_ song by Britney Spears, hit of the late 1990s ------------------------- "Poker Face" song by Lady Gaga, hit of the late 2000s ------------------------- _Problems playing these files? See media help ._1980SAs the term "disco" started to go out of fashion by the late 1970s to early 1980s, other terms were commonly used to describe disco-based music, such as "post-disco", "club", "dance" or "dance-pop" music
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Experimental Pop
EXPERIMENTAL POP is pop music that cannot be categorized within traditional musical boundaries or which attempts to push elements of existing popular forms into new areas. It may incorporate experimental techniques such as musique concrète , aleatoric music , or eclecticism into pop contexts. Often, the compositional process involves the use of electronic production effects to manipulate sounds and arrangements, and its settings may combine sound-based work and note-based work, though not always simultaneously. Experimental pop
Experimental pop
music developed concurrently with experimental jazz as a new kind of avant-garde , with many younger musicians embracing the practice of making studio recordings along the fringes of popular music . In the early 1960s, it was common for producers, songwriters, and engineers to freely experiment with musical form , orchestration , unnatural reverb , and other sound effects, and by the late 1960s, highly experimental pop music, or sounds that expanded the idea of the typical popular song, was positively received by young audiences. Throughout the ensuing decades, some purveyors of the style shared a literary-experimental tradition that balanced experimentation with populist cohesion
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