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Is All Music Pop Now?
« on: May 18, 2013, 08:46:19 PM »
It's starting to sound like every genre is merging into one genre. Why do country songs sound like britney spears could be on them now lol? Even rap songs are hard to differentiate from other genres half the time. Is it to a point where all the good music is Indie music?

It scares me that what's popular is so far from my idea of good music. Maybe I'm just getting old (sound like my dad...turn that damn satan music off haha).

Re: Is All Music Pop Now?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013, 04:05:34 PM »
No, I don't agree with you. Personally I don't think you're digging hard enough to find good alternative and new music. You just have to look hard for it. I assure you, all music is not pop music.

edit: oh, it did post. My laptop went weird and kept telling me I hadn't sent it, haha.

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Re: Is All Music Pop Now?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2013, 11:47:44 AM »
Well by definition "pop music" is what's popular...So you're bound to hear more...Pop. Lol. But nah, I see what you mean and there definitely seems to be a blurring of the lines between different genres.

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Re: Is All Music Pop Now?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2013, 03:58:01 PM »
Well by definition "pop music" is what's popular...So you're bound to hear more...Pop. Lol. But nah, I see what you mean and there definitely seems to be a blurring of the lines between different genres.


The lines are indeed getting blurred. Taylor swift would be a good example of country "pop", and there's a lot of these genre merging albums that have been released like Lincoln Park + Jay Z (who the hell thought that was a good idea) or that Lean w/ it Rock w/ it song remade w/ Korn screaming to it lol. I say we stick to what we're good at, and keep segregating Genres. Rock fans don't like rap typically, and the same goes for rap fans...Who wants to hear Eminem and Metallica on stage together? Not me.
   

Re: Is All Music Pop Now?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2013, 03:15:55 PM »
It's not so much of a blurring of lines. It's fusion genres and people possibly being more open minded about music and different genres becoming popular. :)

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Re: Is All Music Pop Now?
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2013, 11:14:26 AM »
I see what DJ Bangher means though. It is like everyone's individual music is pouring into the pop category of music. To me Katy Perry and Kesha are pop style artists. Taylor Swift used to be country, but now all her music sounds like it could have been sung by one of them. The "Blurred Lines" of pop music make it so all genres can leave their style at the door to be popular. Just listen to how popular bands used to sound before they became famous. They go from rock or country or hip hop to plain pop every time. Do you guys think that should be considered selling out?

Re: Is All Music Pop Now?
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2013, 02:27:26 PM »
Honestly, it does seem like all music is merging into pop. Only popular music is played on the radio, so more and more artists are making their music have a more pop kind of sound to it.

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Re: Is All Music Pop Now?
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2013, 03:56:07 PM »
I don't believe that your getting old as I agree with. All genre with mainstream acts are looking to become popular and capitalize on the market outside of music sales, let's face it music is not selling like how it once did. For that reason everyone is trying to portray some kind of commercial appeal to widen their fan base. As usual said, country songs are sounding like Britney Spears can be on them, well have you heard Taylor Swift? It's success stories like hers and cross over appeal that everyone is trying to capitalize on. You also stated that you have to search deeply to find alternative music, unfortunately that's our music reality now as marketing appeal and quality dictates everything.

Re: Is All Music Pop Now?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2013, 12:21:02 PM »
"Pop" is actually no musical genre but a category. It's popular music in opposite to educational music. So more or less everything we know is pop or at least has its base on pop music.

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Re: Is All Music Pop Now?
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2013, 05:56:53 AM »
In short the answer to your question is "no".  Most of the music you see on tv or hear on the radio is pop though.  So if that is all that you are exposed to then yes, the music in your world is all pop.  Try looking on youtube for non-pop or try spotify and even college radio stations.

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Re: Is All Music Pop Now?
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2013, 04:44:24 PM »
No Hip Hop and EDM are really popular right now

Re: Is All Music Pop Now?
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2013, 03:48:49 PM »
Not all music. Just the music that you always hear about in the major media outlets

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Re: Is All Music Pop Now?
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2015, 12:11:13 PM »
Well if you hear it on a mainstream outlet, then it has to be "pop" because radios, tv, etc need ratings and they only play what's popular...which is by definition, "pop"...
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Re: Is All Music Pop Now?
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2015, 02:22:20 PM »
I keep to the indie genre's and stay away from pop and country music (I despise the heck out of them).

And honestly, the whole basis of pop music is selling out. It's making what'll get you the most fans possible, and that means creating what others' force you to create.

With the indie industry, there is a lot more freedom. These people tend to speak for themselves, and are responsible for what they do.

However, King Krule is related to a major record label - so he's a definitive sign that not everyone in the pop industry is a sell-out.

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Re: Is All Music Pop Now?
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2015, 02:32:52 PM »
With the indie industry, there is a lot more freedom. These people tend to speak for themselves, and are responsible for what they do.


This is one thing I think a lot of people miss - the majority of what we hear from mainstream artists is not even their work or ideas. They're the product being sold, and someone behind the scenes is manufacturing that product. People act like stars record the videos, write the lyrics, compose and produce the music and everything lol




Indie is def the way to go. Freedom of expression will always produce a better piece of art than anything that strictly follows the latest trends and is controlled by big money.