NEW POP was a UK-based pop music movement of ambitious, DIY -minded
artists who achieved commercial success in the early 1980s through
sources such as
"NEW MUSIC" is a roughly equivalent but slightly more expansive
umbrella term used by the music industry and by American music
journalists during the 1980s to characterize the "new" movements like
* 1 Characteristics * 2 Etymology * 3 History * 4 Criticism and decline * 5 References * 6 Bibliography * 7 Further reading
The term "New Music" or "New Pop" was used loosely to describe
synthpop groups such as the
During the late 1970s, "New Musick" was one of the labels that was applied to certain post-punk groups. The term "post-punk" was also deployed interchangeably with "new wave". In the _New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock_ (2001), "new wave" is described as a "virtually meaningless" term. By the early 1980s, British journalists had largely abandoned "new wave" in favor of other terms such as "synthpop", and in 1983, the term of choice for the US music industry had become "new music".
In the wake of the punk rock explosion of the late 1970s, the new
wave and post-punk genres emerged, informed by a desire for
experimentation, creativity and forward movement. Music journalist
As the 1980s began, a number of musicians desired to broaden these
movements to reach a more mainstream audience. In 1980, the New Music
Seminar made its debut. It was designed to help young new wave artists
gain entrance into the American music industry. The event grew rapidly
in popularity and encouraged the shift away from the use of "new wave"
to "New Music" in the United States. A similar shift occurred in
Great Britain where "new wave" was replaced with "
New Romantic " and
"New Pop". Unlike in Great Britain, attempts prior to 1982 to bring
new wave and the music video to American audiences had brought mixed
results. During 1982, New Music acts began to appear on the charts in
the United States, and clubs there that played them were packed. "I
hated the phrase 'new wave'. It sounded too trendy and could be gone
in a year" —Dennis McNamara, program director who oversaw Long
Island, New York radio station
In reaction to New Music, album-oriented rock radio stations doubled the amount of new acts they played and the format "Hot Hits" emerged. By 1983, in a year when half of the new artists came out of New Music, acts such as Duran Duran , Culture Club and Men at Work were dominating the charts and creating an alternate music and cultural mainstream. Annie Lennox and Boy George were the two figures most associated with New Music.
CRITICISM AND DECLINE
Richard Blade , a disc jockey at Los Angeles radio station KROQ-FM , speaking of the late 1980s said, "You felt there was a winding-down of music. Thomas Dolby 's album had bombed, Duran had gone through a series of breakups, The Smiths had broken up, Spandau Ballet had gone away, and people were just shaking their heads going, 'What happened to all this new music?' ". Theo Cateforis contends that the New Music evolved into modern rock that while different, retained New Music's uptempo feel and still came from the rock disco/club scene.
* ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ Reynolds 2006 , p. 398. * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ _E_ _F_ _G_ _H_ _I_ _J_ _K_ Harvel, Jess. "Now That\'s What I Call New Pop!". _ Pitchfork Media . 12 September 2005._ * ^ Reynolds 2005 , p. 338. * ^ Cateforis 2011 , pp. 12, 56. * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ _E_ Triumph of the New Newsweek on Campus reprinted by the Michigan Daily March 2, 1984 * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ Tarnished gold: the record industry revisited" Von R. Serge Denisoff, William L. Schurk, p. 441 * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ _D_ _E_ Reynolds 2005 . * ^ Cateforis 2011 , pp. 56–57. * ^ Cateforis 2011 , p. 26. * ^ Jackson, Josh (8 September 2016). "The 50 Best New Wave Albums". _Paste _. * ^ Cateforis 2011 , p. 11. * ^ Cateforis 2011 , p. 254. * ^ Cateforis 2011 , p. 56 * ^ Cateforis pp. 43-44 * ^ The Death of New Wave Theo Canteforis Syracuse University 2009 * ^ WLIR, Denis McNamara ushered a wave of new music, _ Newsday _, November 13, 2010 * ^ Cateforis p. 57 * ^ CANADIAN BROADCAST STANDARDS COUNCIL,ad hoc NATIONAL PANEL,Review of the Atlantic Regional Panel decision in CHOZ-FM re the song "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits * ^ Cateforis p. 233 reference number 28 * ^ _KROQ: An Oral History_ * ^ Cateforis pp. 65-67
* Cateforis, Theo (2011). _Are We Not New Wave?: Modern Pop at the Turn of the 1980s_. University of Michigan Press. ISBN 0-472-03470-7 .
* Reynolds, Simon (2005). _Rip it Up and Start Again: Postpunk
1978-1984_. Penguin Books. ISBN 978-0-14-303672-2 .
* Reynolds, Simon (2006), "
* Rimmer, Dave. _Like Punk Never Happened: Culture Club and the New Pop_. Faber and Faber, 2011, ISBN 978-0571280261 .
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