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The Top 10 Music Genres

Music has thousands of genres, styles and sub-genres. Not all of them are commercially viable. There are certain genres that are favoured by the music industry and market:

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The Top 10 Genres in the Music Industry - Musician Wave

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Pop music is the most mainstream, popular form of music, though its exact genre sometimes changes from soft rock to electronic. This kind of music appeals to almost everyone, and m...

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  • Originating mainly in the 80s and having their roots in Blues and Gospel, Hip-Hop/Rap combines elements of spoken word, melodious hook and electronic sounds has managed to create a gr...

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Rock Music
  • Rock, which directly evolved from the Blues, was first heard in the 50s in the United States and later in the United Kingdom.
  • The Swingin’ Sixties saw the rough and bluesy Rock’n’Rol...

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The digital age has enabled millions who cannot play traditional instruments to create music using just a computer. This form of music originated in the 80s and became popular in dance hall...

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Incorporating tones of reggaeton and Samba, latin music grew in popularity in the last forty years and has a wide variety of elements that define its sound.

Mainstream pop ...

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In the last three decades, alternative and indie rock has evolved from its punk roots. It achieved mainstream popularity in the 90s (the grunge wave) when it even eclipsed pop and rock musi...

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Symphonies, operas, concertos and orchestras are still listened to by people worldwide.

The older ones (Bach, Beethoven)are a lot more popular, as they have aged well.

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K-Pop

Korean pop has been bought all over the world, partly through glitzy marketing, but mainly through the fun, colourful and vivid imagery that goes with the catchy beats.

The fan following of ...

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Loved all over the world, this genre has evolved over time but has still retained its countryside identity.

The beautiful voices, soulful lyrics and guitars add to the charm of country musi...

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Loud guitars, creepy images, twisted lyrics and the wall-0f-sound effects have made metal a genre for the non-conformist.

Bands use heavy drumming, distorted sounds, and lately electronic e...

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