2 days ago · Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form during the mid-1950s in the United States and the United Kingdom.  The terms popular music and pop music are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many disparate styles.
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David Hatch and Stephen Millward define pop music as "a body of music which is distinguishable from popular, jazz, and folk musics".According to Pete Seeger, pop music is "professional music which draws upon both folk music and fine arts music".David Boyle, a music researcher, states pop music as any type a music that a person has been...
According to Frith, characteristics of pop music include an aim of appealing to a general audience, rather than to a particular sub-culture or ideology, and an emphasis on craftsmanship rather than formal "artistic" qualities. Music scholar Timothy Warner said pop music typically has an emphasis on recording, produc...
Technology and media
In the 1940s, improved microphone design allowed a more intimate singing style and, ten or twenty years later, inexpensive and more durable 45 rpm records for singles "revolutionized the manner in which pop has been disseminated", which helped to move pop music to "a record/radio/film star system". Another technological change was the widespread availability of television in the 1950s with televised performances, forcing "pop stars had to have a visual presen...
Throughout its development, pop music has absorbed influences from other genres of popular music. Early pop music drew on the sentimental ballad for its form, gained its use of vocal harmonies from gospel and soul music, instrumentation from jazz and rock music, orchestration from classical music, tempo from dance music, backing from electronic music, rhythmic elements from hip-hop music, and spoken passages from rap.[verification needed] In 2016, a Scientific...
International spread and crosspollination
Pop music has been dominated by the American and (from the mid-1960s) British music industries, whose influence has made pop music something of an international monoculture, but most regions and countries have their own form of pop music, sometimes producing local versions of wider trends, and lending them local characteristics. Some of these trends (for example Europop) have had a significant impact of the development of the genre. According to Grove Music On...
The Consumption of Music and the Expression of Values: A Social Economic Explanation for the Advent of Pop Music, Wilfred Dolfsma, American Journal of Economics and Sociology, October 1999.
5 days ago · J-pop J-pop ( Japanese: ジェイポップ, jeipoppu; often stylized as J-POP; an abbreviated form of " Japanese popular music "), natively also known simply as pops (ポップス, poppusu), is the name for a form of popular music that entered the musical mainstream of Japan in the 1990s.
4 days ago · Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s, developing into a range of different styles in the mid-1960s and later, particularly in the United States and United Kingdom.  It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style that drew directly ...
Nov 04, 2022 · Iranian pop music or Persian pop music (Persian: موسیقی پاپ ایرانی) refers to pop music originated in Iran, with songs mainly in Persian and other regional Persian dialects of the country and region.
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Nov 26, 2022 · This article is about a specific music genre. For popular music in general, see Popular music.For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation).