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pop music


Sharmaine Rose Gacayan

on 12 November 2009

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Transcript of pop music

pop music
a music genre that developed from the mid-1950s as a softer alternative to rock 'n' roll and later to rock music.
It has a focus on commercial recording, often orientated towards a youth market, usually through the medium of relatively short and simple love songs.
The term "pop song" is first recorded as being used in 1926
Starting in the 1950s the term "pop music" has been used to describe a distinct genre, aimed at a youth market, often characterized as a softer alternative to rock and roll.
from about 1967, to describe a form that was more commercial, ephemeral and accessible.
have always contained songs from a variety of sources, including classical, jazz, rock, and novelty songs, while pop music as a genre is usually seen as existing and developing separately.
This music make use of gospel and soul music, jazz and rock music, classical music, dance music, electronic music and has recently appropriated spoken passages from rap.
It has also made use of technological innovation
also communicated largely through the mass media, including radio, film, TV and, particularly since the 1980s, video
influence has made pop music something of an international monoculture
Some have had a significant impact of the development of the genre.
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