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Timeline of the history of pop music and music video
Transcript of Timeline of the history of pop music and music video
Pop music has changed rapidly over the last 50 years due to both artist creativity and alongside the progression of recent technology advances.
- 'Talkies' were introduced. They were the earliest films including both sound and effects. The first film that was released was 'The Jazz Singer' in
. The 'Talkie' was created by the brand 'Vitaphone'. In the
'Talkies' were extremely popular amongst a global audience.
- Several popular musicians were featured in cartoons which were usually built around music. Animation artist Max Fleischer played a large role in the creation of these films - A good example being 'I ain't got nobody - the Mills Brothers in
- 'Soundies' were introduced. 'Soundies' were short three minute films usually accompanied by music. These were to later develop into music videos. The 'Soundies' were dislayed on Panoram machines - these machines were jukeboxes with a small screen projecting the three minute video. They proved extremely popular with the youth during the
Also during the
microphone improvements were made
within the industry in order to obtain better sound quality.
- television became more available to the general public and so the musical appearances became more televised and gave a more widespread audience a 'visual presence'.
- The 'Scopitone' was introduced - this was the predecessor to the jukebox but like with the 'Panoram' featured movies also. Transistor radios became widespread due to the popularity with the youth as it was mobile and so could be taken outside.
Originated from 'Rock 'n' roll' in the 1950's;
The term 'Pop music' was first used in 1926 to describe a piece of music as being popular with it's audience;
The genre mainly originated from the USA;
Around 1967 'pop music' was used in opposition to the term 'Rock 'n' Roll' - this gave both genres a sense of individuality. 'Pop' is still often referred to as a softer version to 'Rock 'n' Roll';
'Pop' was believed to be more 'commercial' and was designed to 'appeal to everyone' and was 'Professionally produced and packaged' - Simon Frith.
The 'Pop' Industry
Due to the fact that the genre was quite versatile and was seen to be more commercial than the other genres, it made room for a more widespread audience - The main audience being the youth. The pop industries all had the aim of wanting to appeal to a general audience
The genre had originated from the USA and so to begin with the Pop industry was dominated by American music from the mid 1960's. However there were massive British influences on the genre from artists such as 'The Beatles'. The influence of the Brtish music industries has created an 'international monoculture' - due to this, many counties now actually have formed their own different forms of pop music.
Some of the most influential pop songs...