POP MUSICThe Selected Music Genre For The Music MagazineBy Fatima Iftikhar
DEFINITIONS OF POP MUSIC• David Hatch and Stephen Millward define pop music as "a body of musicwhich is distinguishable from popular, jazz and folk music". Although popmusic is often seen as oriented towards the singles charts it is not thesum of all chart music, which has always contained songs from a varietyof sources, including classical, jazz, rock, and novelty songs, while popmusic as a genre is usually seen as existing and developingseparately. Thus "pop music" may be used to describe a distinct genre,aimed at a youth market, often characterized as a softer alternativeto rock and roll.• http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_music
Pop music is a genre made of popular music which originated in its modern form in the1950s, deriving from rock and roll. The terms popular music and pop music are often usedinterchangeably, even though the former is a description of music which is popular.As a genre, pop music is very eclectic, often borrowing elements from other stylesincluding urban, dance, rock, Latin and country nonetheless, there are core elements whichdefine pop. Such include generally short-to-medium length songs, written in a basic format aswell as the common employment of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, and catchy hooks.So-called "pure pop" music, such as power pop, features all these elements, using electricguitars, drums and bass for instrumentation; in the case of such music, the main goal is usuallythat of being pleasurable to listen to, rather than having much artistic depth. Pop music isgenerally thought of as a genre which is commercially recorded and desires to have a massaudience appeal.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_musicWhat Is Pop Music Made Of?
WHY POP?I have chosen the POP genre for my music magazine. This isbecause it is very popular in todays society and so I believethat there will be more of people interested in reading a newPOP music mag. The term Pop originally came from the wordpopular showing that it is one of the most well know genresaround.Another reason for choosing this genre is mylove for POP Music. In the past couple of years my love formusic has grown and I now enjoy many other genres such asRap, R&B, Rock etc but I think pop will always remain one of myfavourites.