History of Britpop

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Britpop is a musical and cultural movement that emerged in the United Kingdom in the mid-1990s. The emphasis of Britpop is Britishness, as its subjects focus on British concerns and British pride.  Musically, it is characterized by melodic, guitar-based pop tunes, drawing consciously on the tradition of British pop music of the … Read more

The History of Ska

Fishbone on stage

Ska is truly a Jamaican contribution to the music world, along with rocksteady and reggae, to which it is a precursor.  Ska combines other musical genres, such as Caribbean mento, calypso, American jazz, and rhythm and blues. It distinguishes itself from the different genres because of its “walking” bass lines, accented with … Read more

10 Powerful Quotes That Capture the Magic of Music

10 Powerful Quotes That Capture the Magic of Music

Music is perceived different by everyone and it depends on the person about the kind of relationship they have with music. Some people are extremely passionate about it and cannot spend a day without listening to music. While others are occasional listeners who enjoy listening to music on special occasions. Music can … Read more

The History of New Wave

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It’s incredible to think that music comes in many styles and forms that appeal either to the broader audience or to a particular type of audience. Rock and pop music have branched out to different styles, including new wave. New wave emerged onto the music scene during the late 1970s and early … Read more

Is an Electronic Drum Set Good for Beginners?

Is an Electronic Drum Set Good for Beginners

As a beginner, investing in the best electronic drum set is paramount if you want rewarding long-term results. Drum sets are either acoustic or electronic. Determining which one to buy as a beginner can be quite challenging. Each of these types has its pros and cons. However, for a long time, electronic … Read more

The History of the British Invasion

The Beatles in the 1960s

The British Invasion may be one of the most monumental periods in music history, as it brought about a change in how people perceive music, especially the ones that are prominent in the United Kingdom. Through the British Invasion, we have been given the best pop band of all time, according to … Read more

Artist Profile: Cher

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CherilynSarkisian, better known for her stage name Cher, is a singer, model, actress, and television actress that is most famous for her glamorous stage outfits and her unique and distinctive voice that is often described to be hard to replicate. Because of her six decades of success in the music industry, Cher … Read more

Profile of Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo is a well-known American songwriter and singer who dominated the worldwide music charts in the early 2000s

Ne-Yo, or Shaffer Chimere Smith, was born in Arkansasin Arkansas on October 18, 1979. Ne-Yo was one of the internationally acclaimed songwriters and singers that rose to fame in the 2000s. Since both his parents were musicians, music was always a major part of Ne-Yo’s life. Ne-Yo started to develop his songwriting skills … Read more

The History of iTunes

The first generation of iPod

Steve Jobs introduced iTunes in 2001, and it forever changed the way people buy and consume media. It’s also the most crucial app that Apple has ever made. Initially created as a simple music player, iTunes developed into a sophisticated and somewhat complicated multimedia content manager, e-commerce platform, and hardware synchronization manager. … Read more

Profile of Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle

Born on August 17, 1958, Belinda Carlisle showed her inclination to music very early on. Initially, she was just another aspiring singer who lives in Hollywood, California. Before focusing on her singing career, Belinda first became a member of her school’s cheerleading squad. This was the start of Belinda’s topsy-turvy ride in … Read more

What was Sunshine Pop?

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Pop music has developed into different sub-genres over the years, and one of the most popular subgenres in the 1960s was sunshine pop. Known for its feel-good and “commercialized” sounds, sunshine pop perfectly represented the chill atmosphere of California during the 1960s. In order for us to understand how sunshine pop became … Read more

What Was Surf Rock?

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There have been many popular genres that have popped out of the music scene over the years, but one of the most distinct genres that have been developed was surf rock. The unique sound of surf rock, which is described by many to be both fast-paced and groovy, is often brought by … Read more

Introduction to Doo-wop

Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention

There is no subgenre more influential in the acapella music scene than doo-wop, a style of singing that was developed in the 1940s by the United States’ African-American youth community. The style was primarily popular in the urban cities of the country, such as New York, Chicago, Detroit, and Philadelphia. Until today, … Read more