List of popular music genres

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List of popular music genres

This is a list of the commercially relevant genres in modern popular music. Applicable styles are classified in this list using Allmusic1 genre categorisation.

African

Asian

East Asian

South and Southeast Asian

Avant-Garde

Blues

Caribbean and Latin American

Brazilian

Other Latin

Comedy

Country


Easy Listening

Electronic

Folk

Hip hop

Jazz

Pop

Rhythm and blues

Rock

Ska

Other

Exclusions

Genres or styles that are not contemporary or commercially marketed in substantial numbers have been excluded, as follows:

References

  1. ^ [1] Allmusic web site

Bibliography

  • Borthwick, Stuart, & Moy, Ron (2004) Popular Music Genres: An Introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • Fabbri, Franco (1982) A Theory of Popular Music Genres: Two Applications. In Popular Music Perspectives, edited by David Horn and Philip Tagg, 52-81. Göteborg and Exeter: A. Wheaton & Co., Ltd.
  • Frith, Simon (1996) Performing Rites: On the Value of Popular Music. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.
  • Holt, Fabian (2007) Genre in Popular Music. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Negus, Keith (1999) Music Genres and Corporate Cultures. London and New York: Routledge.







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