Introduction The music industry continues to be a part of individuals’ daily lives. The lyrics that make up the music have the ability to create new ideas about topics even after the song is over. Women are typically a target that is objectified throughout many different media platforms. The problem with the objectification is, it affects the way people view women, along with the way women view themselves. This objectification found in musical lyrics serves the purpose of being entertainment for the listeners.
Jones (1992) stated that Rock music is the most important cultural expression in the United States today. Rock music, which accounts for more than 80 percent of all record and tapes sold, is also a core of a $2 billion business that dwarfs other entertainment industries. (p. 2) Rock is a combination of several styles and influences, especially R&B and country and western. The main instrument that is used in this genre is guitar. This music genre has a lot of sub-genres.
It normally used a simple rhythm followed by the lyrical rhyme schemes. (McKeen William,”Rock Music) The Sugar Hill Gang were the first of their group to score a major hit in the Hip-Hop genre. Although the history of Rock Music and its origins don’t paint a pretty picture, the genre has changed many people’s lives, either physically or emotionally. It is still the most popular genre of music out in the world right now. Rock still has a lead in the current marketplace with many bands from the 70’s 80’s and 90’s still actively touring, bringing in many people to see them perform.
‘Pop’ is a shortened form of the word ‘popular’, which has its root in the Latin word ‘populus’ meaning “people” or ‘of the people’. Technically, pop music could be seen as simply, the people’s music. Lamb, B. (2016) in defining pop music suggests “Pop music has usually been identified as the music and the musical styles that are accessible to the widest audience. This means the music that sells the most copies, draws the largest concert audiences, and is played most often on the radio”.
It made the audience take a closer look on the context of the music and their original idea of a “cowboy”. A stereotype of pop music today is that all its listeners are teenagers who do not care about the substance of music if it sounds good and is fun to dance too. Even though some pop music is like that, a lot of current pop songs have a deeper meaning. “Bad” by Michael Jackson reminded me a lot of “Gangsta`s Paradise” talking about how an induvial must act a certain way based on where they live or socioeconomic status. In the music video,
Music genres and dances may have had their positives as a source of entertainment but also their negatives such as the negative messages they may send out to their fans and so on. Over the years music has become the thing we turn to when we are down and when we are happy. Although it may have many negatives depending on the way we look at it at the end of the day it’s a great source of
Closely looking at this mingling of music styles, there seems to be a trend toward the dominance of the American music culture. American popular music reflects the multi-ethnic population through a diverse array of styles (for example pop, blues, jazz, country, ragtime) Commercialization is amplifying this
(Frith, 2002) An online market research study has been conducted to find out about music habits of people, and their results have concluded that 45% of 500 music listeners listen to about ten or more hours of music per week. (Ostman, 2012) In addition, the increasing worldwide music industry revenue show that people are spending more money
Music is a significant part human existence. No matter one’s own personal feelings or attachment towards music, it is hard to argue that music has not played a major role in lives of humans around the world. Even if one is apathetic in regards to music, the world around them is still heavily influenced by it. There seems to be a different genre for every different taste in music and still new genres are being developed all of the time. For myself, the best part about music is that it is creative, expressive, and relatable.