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Not only does music change with society but it changes with technological advances as well. As technology changes it can allow new styles to emerge and new ways for people to listen. From radio to television, and records to the internet, music and the way we consume it has dramatically changed in the past seventy years.
Even the innovations in the technology used to create musical instruments and recording equipment has effected what styles and songs are made and popular within the music landscape. Throughout this section we will try to briefly cover the types of music that were popular since the 's up until the present day by providing lists of genres and artists as well as some historical context.
Keep in mind a lot of this information is subjective and we have tried our best to cover the most popular elements of the history of music. Following the devastation of the first World War, Twenties music was quite upbeat and optimistic as the economy boomed and parties roared despite prohibition in the US.
The music industry as we know it was just beginning and all things seemed possible. You can find more detailed information on our 's Music Page Popular Genres: Some music like blues and country reflected the hardships faced by many, while most other popular music like big band and swing kept an upbeat feeling in the air.
Popular music served its purpose in providing an escape from the harsh conditions in the Thirties. Many songs addressed the current issues while remaining optimistic, while others addressed the mood with a more tongue-in-cheek approach.
You can find more information on our 's Music Page 's Popular Genres: It reflected the pain of World War II while also trying to remain upbeat and looking towards a positive future full of possibilities. Because much of the world was involved in the war during the decade, many artists and groups put their efforts into entertaining troops, especially in the US with the USO United States Service Organizations.
You can find more information on our 's Music Page Popular Genres: Some of the first major superstars of music emerged from this decade with people like Elvis Presley dominating the airwaves and the minds of young girls.
The Beatles dominated the charts and spurred on the British Invasion that characterized much of the decade. Disco became one of the biggest and most despised trends in music during the decade. It was so pervasive that many established singers and bands came out with disco songs to keep up with the trends, including rockers like Blondie and Rod Stewart.
Heavier rock music and punk rock also emerged during the decade, some of it as a retaliation to disco.
This meant that music videos became more and more of a necessity in order for artists to gain popularity especially with the youth and sell records. A greater importance was placed on the appearance of musicians and gimmicks became commonplace.
Michael Jackson emerged as one of the most dominant artists of the decade and was helped by his creative music videos and pure talent, with his Thriller album and video setting pop music standards.
New Wave and Synth-Pop were popular genres and their electronic sounds fit perfectly with the beginnings of the computer age. Hair Metal bands also became popular during the decade with their theatrical and outrageous music videos and performances. Hip-Hop also came into the mainstream during the decade.
Many artists' personal problems including drug abuse and rap feuds overshadowed a lot of the talent during the decade as well, with the death of many popular musicians due to drug overdose and the murders of rappers like Notorious B.
For a decade filled with much suffering in terms of the September 11th attacks, two wars in the Middle East, and an economic downturn, a lot of the music had to strike a fine balance between upbeat and optimistic while still reflecting the pain that many experienced.
For a very long time records and the radio were the predominant means of listening to your favorite songs. Despite numerous advances in technology, many artists today still release their albums on vinyl records as well as MP3s and CDs because many music fans still believe that vinyl records provide the best musical experience.
The technology for records began in the 's with wax records and phonographs, and as technology advance the size, speed and material of the records changed. In the 's until the 's 8-tracks and then cassette tapes became another popular media with which to experience music due to their portability.
Although they were developed in the 's, CDs Compact Discs and CD players did not become a popular way to listen to music until the middle of the 's when the technology became more affordable.
CDs replaced tapes due to their greater storage capacities and better sound quality. CDs were the most popular way to listen to one's favorite songs until the middle of the 's when computer and internet technology advanced significantly to make MP3 format and MP3 players more viable means of entertainment.
Apple's iPod was released in November of and changed the way we listen to music forever making it forever portable and allowing us to infinitely expand our music collections. With more and more advances in computer technology and increased internet capabilities, we have the ability to instantly listen to our favorite songs at a relatively low cost or for free with our computers, phones, MP3 players, and tablets thanks to instant streaming services like Pandora or Spotify and online shops like iTunes or Amazon.
Television also influenced the way we listen to music with artists being able to reach national audiences through performances on talk shows, music showcases, and music videos on MTV. Now with popularity of video sharing websites like YouTube, many artists are being discovered through this medium and established artists can connect more quickly and deeply with their fans.
Well Known Music Festivals.First introduced in the U.S. in , MTV had an immediate impact on popular music, visual style, and culture. MTV was first to explore and introduce what are now staples of popular culture: It brought us “mega-events ” such as LiveAid, the merging of popular music and corporate sponsorship, “unplugged ” acoustic performances, and reality programming in the form of The Real World.
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The music television cable network MTV was launched in the summer of , and brought music videos to the cable television audience. MTV has rocked audiences ever since. The station was created when Robert Pittman, now executive vice president and chief operating officer of MTV Networks, came up with the idea of putting music videos on cable TV.