What the Music Industry Has Become

Recorded music industry have been very much popular over the years producing good and quality music that consumers enjoy today. Because of the rise of technology, many of these companies have adhered to these changes and incorporated the latest technology to produce music that will be consumed by the popular listeners. However, these very technologies that originally helped them paved their way to success are the same technologies that have been producing a number of reasons why they would, at some point, come to an end.

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Recorded music has been an impressive facet for business and remained on top because of the newest technology that has always been emerging since time immemorial. From cassette tapes to compact discs, the recording industry has continuously rise to greater heights because of the technological breakthroughs that these businesses integrate their products with. However, over the past years, the technologies that have been very helpful to them are now the main reasons of their downfall. Here’s why:

1. The rising of MTV

In the 80s, recorded music has been very strong that a lot of musicians and singers remained as such just to earn a living. These recorded songs were ran by major record labels and were responsible for finding artists, manufacturing the products on their respective plants and distribute to record stores as well as promotions and advertising. However, when the cable TV network called MTV have dominated televisions in the US, a change of promoting music has transpired. Consumers couldn’t get enough of watching videos on their favorite artists and when Compact Discs (CD) were introduced, more and more listeners have been lured to buy records because of MTV.  All of the money invested in the video production has been centered in MTV and it began to change the way of business in the music industry leaving music recording labels behind.

2. The Rise of MP3

Because of this unfortunate event, music record labels vowed to never to do the same mistake again, only to find out that there are a lot more wrong moves that the industry has done in the following years. Because of the rise MP3s, which by the way ignored by these labels because they were busy making more money, a lot of their consumers have gradually paved its way to the exit. Because MP3s are cheaper, most listeners bought the catch. Digital music websites such as MP3.com and Napster rose and become prominent in the field. Instead of embracing the industry, major labels sued Napster and other related websites because of “stealing” which never really stopped the problem.

3. And then there was YouTube

This video-sharing website and platform has rose to prominence in the 2006 when Google bough it. Fast forward in 2014, where the website quadrupled its revenue on ads, the video sharing platform became the leading music industry traffic.

Technology is a good investment especially in music. However, because it is continuously changing and more and more people are actually creating something new out of the old, it could be a danger to invest in such.

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Greatest Singers of Hollywood in the 2010s

Every single soul on earth has a thirst that could be quenched by music. Nobody can deny the kind of influence that the music industry has given the society since time immemorial. Music, especially those that have sweet melodic voices, are very much irresistible to the ears. Most of the new generation of singers and musicians have dominated the charts of the music industry and a lot of people all around the world gets a chance to listen to them because of platforms present in the internet such as YouTube, Spotify and the likes.

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Listed on this article are some of the popular singers of the 2010s. Most of these singers have their singles on top of the musical charts in the past five years and every single millennial know a song or two that comes from these artists written below. Read on!

1. Bruno Mars

One of Hollywood’s best celebrated singer, Bruno Mars, is also an exceptional choreographer and producer. He is considered one of the youngest popstars in the current American industry of music. His songs like ‘When I was Your Man’ and ‘Just the Way You Are’ are only some of his all-time hits.

2. Chris Brown

Chris Brown’s outstanding melodious voice as well as his precise skills in music is the thing that made the artist rule in the world of music. He is simultaneously an actor and could do some amazing dance moves but above all else, Chris Brown’s talent in singing has been considered golden.

3. Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga, or Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta in real life, has been celebrated as one of the marvelous pop artist of her generation. Her sweet voice and stunning fashion sense have always been loved by millions of her fans and because she has an amazing art of singing, she has been dubbed as ‘Mother Monster’ by fans. Songs like ‘Bad Romance’ and ‘Applause’ are some of her chart-topping hits.

4. Justin Bieber

One of the youngest singer of his generation, Canadian singer Justin Bieber started his career on the video-sharing platform YouTube in 2008 and started his long and winding journey since then. His song ‘Baby’ was once the most viewed video on YouTube with over billions of fans all over the world.

5. Beyonce

Of course, who wouldn’t recognize ‘Queen B’? Beyonce Knowles has been very much popular as a singer even when she was just starting to sing in a girl group called ‘Destiny’s Child’. Songs such as ‘Crazy in Love’, ‘Halo’ and ‘If I were a Boy’ are just some of her chart-topping hits that is still continuously listened to even up to now.

6. Adele

British singer Adele has been celebrated for exceptional and strong voice quality and won the hearts of billions of people worldwide. Her latest songs ‘Hello’, ‘All I Ask’ and ‘When We Were Young’ are the reasons why she won the Best Album award in the recently concluded Grammy Awards, a prestigious award-giving body in the field of music.

Every year, Hollywood has been producing a number of exceptional singers that paved their ways in changing the music that we listen to. However, this changes that continuously happen in the music scene should be celebrated rather than regretted because this only proves that music is dynamic and ever-changing.

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Five Genres of Popular Music

Throughout the course of history, it has been recorded that one of the greatest inventions of the human kind is music. Music can be found in almost all facets of an individual’s life. It could be found in almost all cultures in the world, it could be found in the modern technology like the internet and television, it could be heard even in the darkest corners of the world. Meaning, humans have always been fond of listening to music no matter what genre it is.

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In the last century, most of the important genres of popular music that we enjoy nowadays come from the United States. Popular music is a production of the combination of the musical traditions of the African and European musical canons.

Listed in this article are the different genres under popular music. Enjoy!

1. Blues

During the 18th and 19th centuries, millions of Africans have been transported to America to become slaves. This means that the melodies and rhythms of their culture has been brought together with them as well. Even at the end of slavery in the year 1856, African music has been preserved because of the songs they sing while working. Blues is the truest manifestation of the combining of African and Western musical traditions. Most blues songs narrate stories of heartbreaks and are often slow and sad. However, apart from these narratives, fun and upbeat songs were also considered blues.

2. Jazz

African musicians limitedly played blues, however, some of them opt to play classical music as well under the lens of European music. Jazz was born with the mixture of European harmony and the scales and rhythms of blues. Louis Armstrong was one of the most influential jazz musical of all times. Big band jazz and swing developed in the city of New York where the genre is very much popular and new styles were continuously brewing.

3. Rhythm and Blues

In the height of jazz’s popularity in the 30s and 40s, another genre has started to develop. Many African American musicians have been playing blues music as a living, however, making money wasn’t that easy. Thus, these musicians had to go to pubs and bars to play their music. However, most of the young generation that time thinks that blues was old-fashioned, thus, another genre called rhythm and blues (R&B) was born. R&B was usually loud and lively and most singers were men and women with big loud voices and most listeners love it.

4. Rock and Roll

Rock and roll has been created during the early 50s. This genre is a combination of R&B and Western swing. Same instruments as R&B is played in rock’n’roll music however, the melodies were somehow related to that of the country music.  This particular genre was fun to listen to and most of the younger generation during that time were very much fond of listening to it.

5. The 60s

During these times, a number of genre have continuously dominated the music industry. There was Rock Music, the combination of the elements of R&B and rock and roll. Country music has also emerged in that particular decade, as well as Soul Music.  Nowadays, Dance Music, Hip Hop and other pop music has continuously topped the charts on the music industry and a lot of new styles have also been strongly emerging.

 

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