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Pop music (a term that originally derives from an abbreviation of "popular") is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the Western world during the 1950s and 1960s, deriving from rock and roll. [1]

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ABBA (stylised ᗅᗺᗷᗅ) were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972.

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American pop

American pop is pop music in the United States.

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Art rock

Art rock is a subgenre of rock music that originated in the 1960s with influences from art (avant-garde and classical) music.

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Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc., is a Fortune 500 company, the largest retail bookseller in the United States, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products in the country.

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Baroque pop

Baroque pop, baroque rock, or English baroque, often used interchangeably with chamber pop/rock,, Allmusic, retrieved 7 September 2011.

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Beat music

Beat music, British beat, or Merseybeat (after bands from Liverpool and nearby areas beside the River Mersey) is a pop and rock music genre that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s.

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Blues is a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

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Blues scale

The term blues scale refers to several different scales with differing numbers of pitches and related characteristics.

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Bob Stanley (musician)

Bob Stanley (born 25 December 1964 in Horsham, Sussex, England) is a British musician, journalist, author, and film producer.

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British pop music

British pop music is popular music, produced commercially in the United Kingdom.

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Bubblegum pop

Bubblegum pop (also known as bubblegum rock, bubblegum music, or simply bubblegum) is a genre of pop music with an upbeat sound contrived and marketed to appeal to pre-teens and teenagers, that may be produced in an assembly-line process, driven by producers and often using unknown singers.

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C-pop is an abbreviation for Chinese popular music, a loosely defined musical genre by artists originating from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

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Celebrity is fame and public attention in the media, usually applied to a person, or group of people (celebrity couple, family etc.), or occasionally, to animals or fictional entities.

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Charlie Gillett

Charlie Gillett (20 February 1942 – 17 March 2010) was a British radio presenter, musicologist and writer, mainly on rock and roll and other forms of popular music.

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Chord progression

A chord progression or harmonic progression is a series of musical chords, or chord changes that "aims for a definite goal" of establishing (or contradicting) a tonality founded on a key, root or tonic chordArnold Schoenberg, Structural Functions of Harmony, Faber and Faber, 1983, p.1-2.

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Circle of fifths

In music theory, the circle of fifths (or circle of fourths) is a visual representation of the relationships among the 12 tones of the chromatic scale, their corresponding key signatures, and the associated major and minor keys.

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Classical music

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western music, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.

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Close and open harmony

Close harmony is an arrangement of the notes of chords within a narrow range, usually notes that are no more than an octave apart.

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The Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner.

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Contemporary Christian music

Contemporary Christian music (or CCM—and occasionally "inspirational music") is a genre of modern popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith.

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Contemporary R&B

Contemporary R&B, also known as simply R&B, is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, soul, funk, pop, hip hop and dance.

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Country music

Country music is a genre of American popular music that originated in the Southern United States in the 1920s.

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Country pop

Country pop is a subgenre of country music that developed as a result of the country genre's desire to reach a larger, mainstream audience.

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Cultural imperialism

Cultural imperialism is the cultural aspects of imperialism.

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Dance music

Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing.

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Dance-pop is dance-oriented pop music that originated in the early 1980s.

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Diatonic function

In tonal music theory, a diatonic function (also chord area) is the specific, recognized role of each of the 7 notes and their chords in relation to the diatonic key.

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Disco is a genre of dance music containing elements of funk, soul, pop, and salsa that was most popular in the mid to late 1970s, though it has had brief resurgences.

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Dominant (music)

In music, the dominant is the fifth scale degree of the diatonic scale, called "dominant" because it is next in importance to the tonic, and a dominant chord is any chord built upon that pitch, using the notes of the same diatonic scale.

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Donald Clarke (writer)

Donald Clarke (born 1940) is an American writer on music.

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Electronic dance music

Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, electronic dance, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres produced largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals.

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Electronic music

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments and electronic music technology in its production, an electronic musician being a musician who composes and/or performs such music.

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Electropop is a pop genre primarily consisting of the use of synthesizers and various electronic musical instruments.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Time Inc., that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.

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Europop (also Euro pop) refers to a style of pop music that originates in Europe in the 1960s and developed to today's form throughout the late 1970s.

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Experimental pop

Experimental pop describes pop music that does not fit within traditional musical boundaries, or requires the same amount of concentrated attention as art music.

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Folk music

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.

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Globalization (or globalisation) is the process of international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas and other aspects of culture.

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Gospel music

Gospel music is a music genre in Christian music.

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In music, harmony is the use of simultaneous pitches (tones, notes), or chords.

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Henry Pleasants (music critic)

Henry Pleasants (May 12, 1910 – January 4, 2000) was an American music critic and intelligence officer.

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Hip hop music

Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.

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Honorific nicknames in popular music

Honorific nicknames in popular music are often religious, familial, or (most frequently) royal and aristocratic in nature and are used as a form of expression in the media, or to identify the significance of an artist by fans.

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Hook (music)

A hook is a musical idea, often a short riff, passage, or phrase, that is used in popular music to make a song appealing and to "catch the ear of the listener".

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House music

House music is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the early 1980s.

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Indian pop

Indian pop music (हिन्दुस्तानी पॉप संगीत), often known as Indian-Pop, Hindi Pop, Indipop or Indi-pop, refers to pop music in India.

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Indie pop

Indie pop is a genre of alternative rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the mid-1980s, with its roots in Scottish post-punk bands on the Postcard Records label in the early 1980s (Josef K and Orange Juice) and the dominant UK independent band of the mid-1980s, the Smiths.

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Indo pop

Indo-pop (Indonesian:'''''Pop Indo''''') also known as Indonesian pop is loosely defined as Indonesian pop music, however in wider sense it can also encompassed Indonesian pop culture which also includes Indonesian cinema and sinetrons (Indonesian TV drama).

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J-pop (often stylized as J-POP; ジェイポップ jeipoppu; an abbreviation for Japanese pop), natively also known simply as pops, is a musical genre that entered the musical mainstream of Japan in the 1990s.

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Jangle pop

Jangle pop is a genre of alternative rock from the early-to-mid-1980s that "marked a return to the chiming or jangly guitars and pop melodies of the '60s", as exemplified by The Byrds, with electric twelve-string guitars and straightforward, power pop-inspired song structures.

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Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Jeff Kent (author)

Jeffrey John William (Jeff) Kent (born 28 July 1951) is an English academic and musician, as well as most notably an author and historian.

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K-pop (an abbreviation of Korean pop) is a musical genre originating in South Korea that is characterized by a wide variety of audiovisual elements.

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Katy Perry

Katheryn Elizabeth "Katy" Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and actress.

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Latin music (genre)

"Latin music" (Musica latina in Spanish and Portuguese) is a catch-all term used by the music industry to described any music in Spanish mainly from Latin America and Spain regardless of genre.

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Latin pop

Latin pop (Pop latino) refers to pop music that contains sound or influence from Latin America but it can also mean pop music from anywhere in the Spanish-speaking world.

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Lillian Roxon

Lillian Roxon (8 February 193210 August 1973) was a noted Australian journalist and author, best known for Lillian Roxon's Rock Encyclopedia (1969).

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List of popular music genres

This is a list of the commercially relevant genres in modern popular music.

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Madonna (entertainer)

Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.

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Malaysian pop

Malaysian pop (Malay: Pop Malaysia) or abbreviated as M-pop or Malay pop refers to popular music forms in Malaysia.

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A melody (from Greek μελῳδία, melōidía, "singing, chanting"), also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity.

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Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor.

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A microphone, colloquially mic or mike, is an acoustic-to-electric transducer or sensor that converts sound into an electrical signal.

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Monoculture is the agricultural practice of producing or growing a single crop or plant species in a field at a time.

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MTV (formerly an initialism of Music Television) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel which is a part of the "Viacom Music and Entertainment Group" unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom, which it is a subsidiary of.

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Multitrack recording

Multitrack recording (MTR)—also known as multitracking, double tracking, or tracking—is a method of sound recording that allows for the separate recording of multiple sound sources to create a cohesive whole.

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Music genre

A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions.

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Music industry

The music industry consists of the companies and individuals that make money by creating and selling music.

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New wave music

New wave music is a musical genre of pop/rock created in the late-1970s to mid-1980s with ties to 1970s punk rock.

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Novelty song

A novelty song is a comical or nonsensical song, performed principally for its comical effect.

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Ogg is a free, open container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation.

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Old-time music

Old-time music is a genre of North American folk music.

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Operatic pop

Operatic pop or popera is a subgenre of pop music that is performed in an operatic singing style or a song, theme or motif from classical music stylized as pop.

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Origins of rock and roll

Rock and roll emerged as a defined musical style in the United States in the early to mid-1950s.

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Pakistani pop music

Pakistani pop music refers to popular music forms in Pakistan.

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Part of Me (Katy Perry song)

"Part of Me" is a song by American singer Katy Perry, released as the lead single from Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection.

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Pete Seeger

Peter "Pete" Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer and activist.

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Pinoy pop

Pinoy pop or Filipino pop (abbreviation: OPM pop, P-pop) refers to popular contemporary music in the Philippines.

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Pop punk

Pop punk (also known as punk-pop) is a fusion music genre that combines elements of punk rock with pop music to varying degrees.

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Pop rock

Pop rock is a music genre that mixes a catchy pop style and light lyrics in its (typically) guitar-based rock songs.

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Popular music

The term popular music belongs to any of a number of musical genres "having wide appeal" and typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.

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Popular music pedagogy

Popular music pedagogy — alternatively called popular music education, rock music pedagogy, or rock music education — is a development in music education consisting of the systematic teaching and learning of popular music both inside and outside formal classroom settings.

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Power pop

Power pop is a popular musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop and rock music.

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Progressive pop

Progressive pop is a form of pop music that is loosely defined.

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Psychedelic pop

Psychedelic pop is a psychedelic musical style inspired by the sounds of psychedelic folk and psychedelic rock, but applied to a pop music setting.

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Radio homogenization

Radio homogenization is a trend towards similar programming within broadcast radio in the United States.

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Record chart

A record chart is a ranking of recorded music according to popularity during a given period of time.

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A refrain (from Vulgar Latin refringere, "to repeat", and later from Old French refraindre) is the line or lines that are repeated in music or in verse; the "chorus" of a song.

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Rhythm (from Greek ῥυθμός, rhythmos, "any regular recurring motion, symmetry") generally means a "movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions".

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Robert Christgau

Robert Thomas Christgau (born April 18, 1942) is an American essayist, music journalist, and self-proclaimed "Dean of American Rock Critics".

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Rock and roll

Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s,Jim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992), ISBN 0-571-12939-0.

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Rock music

Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Russian pop

Russian pop music is Russian language pop music produced either in Russia, CIS countries, Baltic states and other foreign countries in which the songs are performed primarily in Russian language, languages of the countries of the CIS, and in the other languages of the world.

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Sampling (music)

In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece.

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Secondary dominant

Secondary dominant (also applied dominant, artificial dominant, or borrowed dominant) is an analytical label for a specific harmonic device, prevalent in the tonal idiom of Western music beginning in the common practice period.

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Sentimental ballad

Sentimental ballads, sometimes called "tear-jerkers" or "drawing-room ballads", had their origins in the early "Tin Pan Alley" music industry of the later 19th century.

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Simon Frith

Simon Frith (born 1946) is a British sociomusicologist, and former rock critic, who specializes in popular music culture.

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Smooth jazz

Smooth jazz is a genre of music that grew out of jazz fusion and is influenced by jazz, R&B, funk, rock, and pop music styles (separately, or, in any combination).

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Song structure

Song structure or the musical forms of songs in popular music are typically sectional, repeating forms, such as strophic form and is generally a part of the songwriting process.

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Sophisti-pop is a subgenre term retrospectively applied to pop that flourished in the UK between the mid-1980s and early 1990s, incorporating elements of soft rock, jazz, new wave, and blue-eyed soul.

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Soul music

Work Music A prominent origin for 'Soul' music as far as the currently known United States were early Slavery year.

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A soundtrack, also written sound track, can be recorded music accompanying and synchronized to the images of a motion picture, book, television program or video game; a commercially released soundtrack album of music as featured in the soundtrack of a film or TV show; or the physical area of a film that contains the synchronized recorded sound.

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Space age pop

Space age pop is a music genre associated with Mexican and American composers and songwriters in the Space Age of the 1950s and 1960s.

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Sunshine pop

Sunshine pop is a subgenre of pop music originating in the United States, mainly the state of California, in the mid-1960s, although it only acquired the name later.

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Swedish popular music

Sweden has had a long history of music.

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Synthpop (also known as technopop) is a genre of popular music that first became prominent in the 1980s, features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument.

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Taiwanese pop

Taiwanese pop is a popular music genre sung in the Taiwanese Hokkien and produced mainly in Taiwan.

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Teen pop

Teen pop is a subgenre of pop music that is created, marketed and oriented towards preteens and teenagers (ages 10 to 19).

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The American Journal of Economics and Sociology

The American Journal of Economics and Sociology is a peer-reviewed academic journal established in 1941 by Will Lissner with support from the Robert Schalkenbach Foundation.

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The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960.

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The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is an encyclopedic dictionary of music and musicians.

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The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962.

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Theodor W. Adorno

Theodor W. Adorno (born Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund; September 11, 1903 – August 6, 1969) was a German sociologist, philosopher and composer known for his critical theory of society.

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Thirty-two-bar form

The thirty-two-bar form, also known as the AABA song form, American popular song form and the ballad form, is a song structure commonly found in Tin Pan Alley songs and other popular music, especially in the first half of the twentieth century.

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Time Warner

Time Warner Inc. (TWI, formerly AOL Time Warner, stylized as TimeWarner since 2003) is an American multinational media corporation headquartered in the Time Warner Center in New York City.

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Tonality is a musical system in which pitches or chords are arranged so as to induce a hierarchy of perceived relations, stabilities, and attractions.

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Tonic (music)

In music, the tonic is the first scale degree of a diatonic scale and the tonal center or final resolution tone.

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Traditional pop music

Traditional pop (also classic pop or pop standards) music consists of Western (and particularly American) popular music that generally pre-dates the advent of rock and roll in the mid-1950s.

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Transistor radio

A transistor radio is a small portable radio receiver that uses transistor-based circuitry.

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Turkish pop music

Turkish pop music had its humble beginnings in the late 1950s with Turkish cover versions of a wide range of imported popular styles, including rock and roll, tango, and jazz.

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Turner Broadcasting System

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (often abbreviated Turner Broadcasting, TBS, Inc. or simply Turner) is an American media conglomerate and subsidiary of Time Warner, managing the collection of cable networks and properties initiated or acquired by Robert Edward "Ted" Turner starting during the 1970s.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.

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Urban contemporary

Urban contemporary is a music radio format.

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V-pop (Nhạc Pop Việt Nam), an abbreviation for Vietnamese pop, is a musical genre covering Vietnamese music from the 1990s to the modern-day.

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Verse–chorus form

Verse–chorus form is a musical form common in popular music, used in blues and rock and roll since the 1950s, and predominant in rock music since the 1960s.

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Viacom, Inc. (short for Video & Audio Communications) is an American global mass media company with interests primarily in, but not limited to, cinema and cable television.

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Western world

The Western world, also known as the West and the Occident (from Latin: occidens "sunset, West"; as contrasted with the Orient), is a term referring to different nations depending on the context.

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Wonky pop

Wonky pop was a loose grouping of musical acts that played what the BBC called "quirky, catchy and credible pop", rooted in the eccentric side of 1980s pop music, which was briefly popular in the late 2000s (decade).

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