5 Most Popular Music Genres that We Listen to Today

5 Most Popular Music Genres that We Listen to Today

Music is versatile and everyone has their favorites. I love all kinds of music no matter if it is alternative rock or country. There are many different genres and it will take forever to explain them all. I have decided to start a series where we look at the different types of genres. Today, we will be looking at the first five.

1. Rock Music

Rock music as we know it today derived its styles and sounds from ‘rock ‘n roll’ and also has influences from classical, blues, and soul music. Today, there are several sub-genres and the style centers around the electric guitar. Rock music is the most popular genre in the world.

2. Indie Music

Indie artists are characterized by their independent nature. Indie music is recorded and released through the artists independently. They do not use record labels and that is what makes them Indie. Indie artists also focus a lot on live performances. Sub-genres include Indie rock, Indie pop, and lo-fi.

3. Pop Music

Pop music is derived from the term popular music. It basically comes from rock ‘n roll that was watered down to appeal to the masses. Pop music tends to go for recording rather than live performances and often don’t use actual instruments. It tends to focus a lot on having rhythm and beats for dancing.

4. Metal Music

Metal music is defined by amplified distortion sounds and guitar souls. Metal also features high-speed drumming that can only be performed by highly skilled and talented drummers. It originated from a combination of Rock and Psychedelic. It is often connected to alternate or rebellious cultures or movements especially among the youth.

5. Electronic Dance Music (EDM)

EDM is another very popular genre because of its prominence in clubs and festivals. It has its origins in disco but has taken on its own character as DJs are experimenting more and more. The music is generated and produced by synthetic electrical instruments and other electrical gadgets.

That kicks off out genre exploration. These are the 5 most well-known and enjoyed music in the world. Most of the music we listen today fall into one of these categories.

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