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List of popular music genres
Popular music is music with wide appeal[1][2][3] that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. These forms and styles can be enjoyed and performed by people with little or no musical training.[1] It stands in contrast to both art music[4][5][6] like Western classical music or Indian classical music, and traditional or "folk" music.
A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions.[7]
This is a list of the commercially relevant modernpopular music genres, with applicable styles classified using AllMusic[8] genre categorization.
Exclusions
Genres or styles that are not contemporary or commercially marketed in substantial numbers have been excluded from this list, as follows:
By region
African
Further information: African popular music
Asian
Further information: Music of Asia
East Asian
Chinese:
Hong Kong,China:
Taiwanese:
Japanese:
Korean:
South Asian
Southeast Asian
Further information: Music of Southeast Asia
Malaysian:
Indonesian:
Thai:
Filipino:
Lao:
Vietnamese:
V-pop
Avant-garde
Further information: Avant-garde music
Blues
Further information: Blues
Caribbean and Caribbean-influenced
Main article: List of Caribbean music genres
Comedy
Country
Further information: Country music
Easy listening
Further information: Easy listening
Electronic
Further information: Electronic music
See also: List of electronic music genres
House
Further information: House music
See also: Styles of house music
Flamenco
Further information: Flamenco
Folk
Further information: Folk music
Hip hop
Further information: Hip hop music
Jazz
Further information: Jazz
Latin
Further information: Latin music and Music of Brazil
Pop
Further information: Pop music
R&B and soul
Further information: Rhythm and blues and Soul music
Rock
Further information: Rock music
Heavy metal
Further information: Heavy metal music
Punk rock
Further information: Punk rock
See also
Danger music – an experimental form of avant-garde music based on the concept that some pieces of music can or will harm either the listener or the performer
References
Bibliography
  1. ^ a b Popular Music. (2015). Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  2. ^ Middleton, Richard; Manuel, Peter (2001). "Popular Music". Grove Music Online. Oxford Index. ISBN 9781561592630.
  3. ^ "Definition of "popular music" | Collins English Dictionary". www.collinsdictionary.com​. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  4. ^ Arnold, Denis (1983). The New Oxford Companion Music, Volume 1: A-J. Oxford University Press. p. 111. ISBN 978-0-19-311316-9.
  5. ^ Arnold, Denis (1983). The New Oxford Companion to Music, Volume 2: K-Z. Oxford University Press. p. 1467. ISBN 978-0-19-311316-9.
  6. ^ Philip Tagg (1982). "Analysing popular music: theory, method and practice" (PDF). Popular Music. 2: 37–67. CiteSeerX 10.1.1.628.7469. doi​:​10.1017/S0261143000001227​.
  7. ^ Samson, Jim. "Grove Music Online: Genre". Oxford Music Online. Retrieved July 13, 2019.
  8. ^ Music Genres at AllMusic
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