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Pop Music

Pop music emerged in the 1950s as youthful subculture in the UK. The stylistic genical music such as beat, doo-wop, folk, classical, rock'n'roll, R&B and Jazz shaped this style. Subcategories of Popusik Are Art Pop, Brill Building, Bubblegum Pop, Cantopop, Christian Pop, Dance Pop, Electric Pop, Europop, J-Pop, K-Pop, Latin Pop, Operatic Pop, Progressive Pop, Sophisti Pop, Synthie Pop , Space-Age Pop, Sunshine Pop and Teen Pop. GenreTypish instruments are bass, drum computers, vocals, guitar, keyboard, sequencer, drums and synthesizer.

The emergence of pop music

In the 1960s, the Beatles were for this genre, in the 1970s, the Swedish pop group ABBA continued the tradition.

Although the music direction now described as a pop music was officially created in the 1950s, their roots are much earlier. The folk song comes from 1773 and was mentioned in a review of Johann Gottfried Herder, who received the translation 'Popular Music' in the Anglo-American room.

Today pop music is referred to as 'mainstream' and the most commercially successful part of the music industry. Pleasant harmonies, light melody, incoming rhythms and classic song structures are different from art music. This tradition was already everyday in feudal dominion systems. Music should entertain, convey the status and stimulate dancing. She was played to mask balls, weddings and thanksgiving.

Language barriers, village structures and poor infrastructure, however, could not promote the dissemination of pop music, as well as a moderately pronounced note system. However, Alois Senefelder's stone platform, she received a upswing. In any case, industrialization and urbanization optimized together to combine the different languages and musical contributions.

Pop music in movies

Numerous music films are focused exclusively on the representation of pop music. Film films like 'Saturday Night Fever' combine disco music with a catchy action. In addition, in 1981, a new film genre was created by the District TV channel MTV: the music video. The commercial application of the pop musician was thereby extended and rose rapidly.

Pop music and digitization

New developments in computer technology can be optimized in particular in the pop music songs because it consists to a large part of electronic instruments. Synthesizer, electrodum sets and digital sound effects are always in progress and develop innovative sounds.


Politics, love and social motifs are exemplary topics of which the texts are pop cultural songs. Identification and the reference to abuses are objectives of the composers. Also, when pop music is graded as trivial, it still achieves its target group and fulfills its purpose of shaking out of these topics and to effect societal changes. Protestongs of Boby Dylan or current musicians like sting are only two of numerous examples. Also concert events such as 'Live Aid' fulfill this purpose.

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