Two of the biggest groups to separate themselves from the other bands of the 1960s were the Beach Boys and the Beatles. Each had their own style of rock ’n’ roll and their own way of creating new music. The Beatles had a very British pop style at the start, which morphed into their unique style of music as they blended and mixed it with different kinds of “world music.” The band worked together to write and develop their style, which was different from the Beach Boys “whose creative center was unquestionably one member of the group” (Starr & Waterman, 305) Brian Wilson. Through Wilson, the Beach Boys developed a surfin’ style of rock ’n’ roll and like the Beatles, Wilson liked to experiment with different instruments and effects to change their sound. Having the ability to play with their music like this meant that they needed an encouraging producer, like the Beatles producer George Martin, or they needed to be the producer, so Wilson took on the job.
In today`s culture, there are stereotypes in every setting, especially music. Stereotypes are ideas or images of something of what it is supposed to be depending the current culture. Music is everywhere and some people believe that the music we listen to, define who we are. This could be true but it is also unfair to assume we know somebody based on the music they are associated with. You can stereotype music based on a song or a whole genre. Stereotypes in every context are bad, but in music you can generalize listeners based on the type of music they listen to which is unfair to the artist and the audience.
When people look at the 1980’s, the question often times asked is, “what was even going on”. Known for its characteristically bright neons, crazy hair dos, and high school coming of age films, this decade definitely made a mark on history. Oftentimes stereotyped with these aspects, the reality of the decade was revolt against the social, financial, and political turmoil of the 1960’s and 70’s.
As music continues to grow and change, an increasing number of genres of music are discovered and gain popularity. Despite the different types of music being discovered today, the genres, Pop, R&B/Hip-Hop, and Country have consistently been popular since their discovery. Critics of these types of music argue that the songs do not reflect the “facts of life,” meaning that songs on the top charts for these genres do not have meaning or authenticity. Although there are several critics that disagree, there are songs from each genre that do reflect the “facts of life.”
Although many refuse to acknowledge the significance of pop music, it has incited the spread of political messages, discussion of taboo topics, and popularization of unorthodox beliefs amongst the American public. Similar to satire, which utilizes humor to defuse the brunt of its criticism, pop music disguises risqué and mildly offensive comments with catchy and innocuous tunes. Furthermore, in the past 50 years, increased globalization has allowed these songs to play a bigger role in changing the prevailing beliefs of the general populace. Following the footsteps of trailblazers, including David Bowie and Madonna, a new wave of pop stars, from Macklemore to Beyoncé, began to realize the groundbreaking power of pop music. Some artists treat
I do not believe that pop musicians have an obligation or responsibility to their audience, because only producing material for an audience that only enjoys that type of music is rather unfair to others, especially if that music artist wants to adapt. This is why I appreciate bands like the Gorillaz who produce songs of all genres (over 20!) in order to appeal to everyone. The artist is allowed to produce whatever they desire, and if the fans don 't like the newer content they 're free to listen to the content they did enjoy, because it 'll still be there and always will be there. If an artist didn 't grow like Bob Dylan did and only stuck to one type of music forever they 'd fade into obscurity at an incredibly fast rate because the fans would grow tired of
In the early 1990’s, the hip-hop and rap genre was largely dominated by sounds originating in the West Coast, specifically the South Central Los Angeles area. Artists such as Niggas with Attitudes (N.W.A), Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg were associated with the rap scene to a strong extent. A major reason as to why West Coast hip-hop was a more popular subculture than East Coast hip-hop was its use of G-Funk and party style beats, creating grooves that were easy to dance too (Brackett 483). Despite its beats however, West Coast hip-hop had a very distinct and controversial lyrical style to it. A major component of its lyrical style was the artist’s sociopolitical oppositions and their “criticism of social institutions” (Brackett 471), specifically those associated with police brutality against African-American men.
The music industry covers a vast spectrum of styles and genres. The public demand for this has grown over the years and even the uncommon is common in the world of music. Additionally, public demand for access to music now has grown and changed over the years, changing the way companies and artists deliver their music message to the public. Technology has opened the door to artist in a way that gives them exposure but this exposure lacks education of the industry itself.
Music just like any art form arises from the desire to express one’s emotions towards a particular subject or person. Country music tells one the story of love and struggle. Hip Hop express one’s story of struggle. When examined closely every musical genre can be seen to express a certain sentiment for people and the world. Rock and Roll is no different. Musical genres and art styles are products of the times in which they are created. Though over time musical genres and art styles can change they are forever rooted in the times in which they were created. Rock and Roll is unique in that it came to popularity in time where there was a rise in popular culture and a rise in social experimentation. The rise of Rock and Roll was surrounded by elements
According to The Nielsen Company & Billboard’s 2012 Music Industry Report , despite the success in other genres like pop and country, Hip hop still plays the biggest roles occupying over 50% of the total album sales and over 70% of the total track sales in 2012 respectively. Hip hop music is a style in which it consist rhyming speech to stylized rhythmic music accompaniment. Beatboxing, Breakdancing (physical), Djing (aural), Graffiti (visual), Rapping (oral) are the 5 main elements. And hip hop later became more than just music, it started to impact the society in various aspects.
In this day and age we have an enormous music catalogue that would feed the needs of any consumer, helping them easily find something suitable for their own taste. There’s hundreds of different musical genres, millions of musicians pushing the sound of music forward from day to day. It’s a snowball effect, we see music progress daily with new genres appearing and disappearing while influencing other ones. But what happens when a genre of music is so influential in any possible way that it becomes something more than just a genre? The genre turns into a subculture with its own lifestyle, fashion and ideas. Both hip-hop music and rock & roll have both went through this evolution and became global and influential in many ways.
Pop music became so popular because of its marketing and commercialization. The use of social media widens the scope of listeners. This means more people not only buy your music or concert tickets but more people actually listen to your music. How many times has one person watched a television show or a commercial with one of the most recent pop songs in it? A lot. We see it on facebook, twitter, instagram, any social media site. There is ads on every website or before every youtube page. A great example was when an ad for “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj was on before the actual song on youtube. This commercialization drills these songs through our head. But more and more varying songs are coming through that lens. It is used in hollywood to capture moments that only swing can quite emphasize “The band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy made a huge, horn-laden splash on the soundtrack to the movie Swingers recently, and even was mentioned in the New York Times’ Janet Maslin’s review”(Mulhern). It was so prominent in the movie the New York Times began to pick up on the trend of the usage of swing or its revival stages. This can spread the song even more across the United States and when we think of media outlets New york times and Hollywood are two of the largest. Companies even use the music now. Lancaster caramels and even Coke have started using electro swing in their advertisements. My question is why? In the late
Pop music has a very unique and distinctive sound. The music is mostly up-tempo and dynamic. The frequencies and amplitude are always constantly changing. The equalization and reverberation in the music always seem to be on a different level compared to other genres of music. The reverb used in Pop music causes the sounds to seem far and out of space. The reflected sound waves always harmonize perfectly with the artist voice.
She says Most girls want to find rich men, but she is not looking for economical capacities of the men. She is independent and she needs a man, who can identify the real love. She says when someone does not respect women and her emotion, it is useless to be with the man because his high ecioomical capacity and because he spend money on her.
Apple has been able to capitalize off of the rapid explosion of the internet and social media, which is exemplified in their marketing of Apple Music. Apple uses a number of media outlets to market their music streaming service, such as Facebook and television. Although the marketing strategies used by music streaming companies have been successful in pulling in a large consumer-base, traditional methods of consuming music are still favored by some audiences. Apple Music and a traditional CD like Michael Jackson’s Thriller are both media objects that pertain to music in some capacity, and for this reason they ultimately all have a number of similarities and differences in their connections, strategies they employ to appeal to their ideal audience, and the message they convey.