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What is popular music? “Music in Society”
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What is popular music?

“Music in Society”Slide2

Evolution of Popular Music

Watch the following clip

Take note of the following areas:


Musical styles


Mood Slide3

Evolution of Music....

Pop Music Over the Years



How Pop Music Works





What are some characteristics of popular music

Think about the past, present and future

Come up with a definition

What bands/artists fit this profile?Slide5

Music intended for the mass market

Created on demand for profit

Uses mass media, distribution and communication

Interested in constant change of style

Question: How many styles can you name? Slide6

Popular Music: Billboard MagazineSlide8

Generally associated with urban areas

Often associated with youth and youth culture (teens in the 1950’s)

Relationship between African Americans and Euro-Americans Slide9


” between black people and white people

Brought them together -> began to influence each other

Interaction of race and culture

Relationship established by slavery Slide10

Folk to Professional....

Rural to urban shift


= play music for the love of it; not the money

Professionals = $$$

 Music Industry

Connection between Money and Music....is it a good thing or a bad thing?

Video: $ and MusicSlide11

Money and Pop MusicSlide12


Music started to become produced, distributed and consumed by the masses

Change: In person (past) vs. Recording

In the past, you had to be in the same room

Revolutionized the way we consume music

Question: List as many audio formats as you can..... Slide13


Sheet Music




8 Tracks



Mini Discs


Satellite Radio

Streaming AudioSlide14

3 areas of Cultural Change

TED Principle

1) technology

2) economics

3) demographics

Any change leads to a cultural shift

Also leads to a change in the structure and style of music

Root of all change Slide15

Technology Timeline

1877: Thomas Edison records “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on tinfoil

1878: First music is put to record: “Yankee Doodle”

1895: Marconi achieves wireless radio transmission from Italy to America

1913: Edison demonstrates the first talking movie

1941: FM begins broadcasting in the USSlide16

Thomas Edison

Video: Slide17

Technology continued...

1948: 33rpm (LP) introduced by Columbia records

1949: 45rpm introduced by RCA

1950: Les Paul introduced “overdubbing”

1980: Sony releases the “walkman”

1981: Compact Disc and PC make their debut

1998: MP3 players appear

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