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Old 08-21-2009, 08:28 AM
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Default Re: Pop Music in General

Originally Posted by Pollyanna View Post
Wikipedia puts it like this:

Musicologists often identify the following characteristics as typical of the pop music genre:
  • a focus on the individual song or singles, rather than on extended works or albums
  • aimed at appealing to a general audience, rather than to a particular sub-culture or ideology
  • an emphasis on craftsmanship rather than formal "artistic" qualities
  • an emphasis on recording, production, and technology, over acoustic live performance
  • a tendency to reflect existing trends rather than progressive developments
The same musicologists would never accept wikipedia as a credible source. Sorry, had to do it.
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