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6 Rules Of Commercial Music


Over the years I have had many conversations with music artists about commercial music, which usually leads to them disclosing their disdain and hatred of it. Some refer to Pop music (“Pop,” as in what’s popular now) as commercial music.

Others think of anything that is receiving heavy rotation on radio as commercial music. Whatever their definition, one thing is often overlooked: commercial music is the heart of the music industry which pumps the blood that keeps it alive.

So why then are so many music artists resistant to making commercial music? The answer that I’m often given is because they don’t want to “sell-out” their creative integrity by conforming to some industry version of what’s popular (i.e. what’s selling at the moment). It becomes very obvious to me that the problem is not commercial music, but rather the perception and definition of it.

The misconception is that the music industry created this superficial definition of commercial music to strip away the artistry and true identity of artists

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Enjoy the Top Pop Song


Music has been a popular form of entertainment ever since it began as a form of entertainment that gave immense pleasure to the listener. It has also been associated with revolution where it expressed the concern to the masses. However, with the end of World War II, the pop song became a way to express emotions and it soon became a popular medium that had a huge fan following.

“Pop punk Bands”

Some of the popular names that were associated with pop songs included Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. However, with the passage of time, pop style became more popular and catered to huge base of fan following.

In the contemporary pop music industry, some of the top pop artists were Madonna, Michel Jackson, N’SYNC, Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls, Ricky Martin, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado and Rihanna. These names are some of the well known and poplar celebrities that changed the look of pop and made it a fad among enthusiasts.

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Michael Jackson Still Topping the Top Music


Moonwalk, very lively concert, crystal voice and a big heart; these are the attributes of an artist who has affected the whole world because of his passing away, Michael Jackson. His dance moves are superb and incredibly his own. His songs are all beautifully created and are consistent top music charts frontrunner. The king of pop, the ultimate entertainer had never failed each of his audience, listeners and fans to know him more.

“Karaoke songs ?”

As the world commemorate the first year anniversary of his death, let us celebrate his life. Born on August 29, 1958, the seventh child of the Jackson family started entertaining the people alongside with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5 producing “I Want You Back”, “ABC”, “The Love You Save”, and “I’ll Be There”, in the 1960s. He debuted as a professional solo artist at a tender age of 13 creating hit-making songs such as “Got to be there” and the more popular “Ben”.

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Learning to Play Piano Music

Have you learned how to play the piano and would now like to find piano music to play on your piano? Well, there are all types of songs you can play, so finding piano music shouldn’t be a problem. There are web sites you can use to find great piano music or you can visit your local music store to search through the piano music sheets that are available. If you are looking for a specific genre or a certain song, you can search by the composer’s or the song’s name. There are also directories that you can look into online for these songs. You can then download them or print them out at home.

Buying Piano Sheet Music

When you are out shopping around for piano sheet music, you can look into known shops or visit internet sites that offer them for free or a small price. You will be able to find all sorts of music pieces, from classical and blues to jazz and western. Switch things up by trying to play different types of music genres to test out your skills and diversity. It’s good to be able to play different types

The Era of World Music

Due to the influence of western pop music, traditional songs and music are losing their place in society. The terms traditional, folk, or cultural music are now replaced by what is known as world music; which is a broad term used to describe music relating to cultures, history, ethnic groups, and indigenous people.

World music is all encompassing, ranges from indigenous forms of music in various parts of the world to culture fusion music such as new age music. Western pop and western classical music are not considered world music.

Some characteristics of world music include:
o The music is representative of a culture or lifestyle, or is for festive celebrations.
o It is communal and is accompanied by dances, rituals, or games.
o The repetition of rhythms, chords, and melodies is common.
o Specific musical instruments are used to play the music.
o The performances place more emphasis on group performances than individual singing.

With globalization and the world getting smaller, people move from place to place and bring their music along with them. As world music gains popularity, world music concerts or festivals become a

Top 10 Ray Charles Hits

Ray Charles Robinson was born on September 23, 1930 in Albany, Georgia. The family moved to Greenville, Florida while Ray was still an infant. Ray’s brother, George, drowned in a washtub when George was only four.

When he was five, Ray became partially blind and by the age of seven, he was completely blind, due to glaucoma. He was sent to the State School for Deaf and Blind Children in St. Augustine, Florida, where he studied classical piano and clarinet from 1937-1945.

His father died when Ray was ten and in 1946, when he was 15, his mother passed away.

Ray moved around Florida and played piano with local bands. In 1948, he moved to Seattle where he formed The McSon Trio, also known as the Maxim Trio and The Maxine Trio, with Gossady McGhee on guitar and Milton Garred on bass. They recorded in the King Cole Trio style.

In 1951, he changed his name to Ray Charles, instead of Ray Robinson, so as not to be confused with boxer Sugar Ray Robinson.

He was signed to Atlantic Records in

Kings of Country Music

When a genre of music becomes popular it seems that it is distorted in every way possible so that everyone can fit into the genre and market it to the masses. This is what is happening now with country music as you had the success of Taylor Swift who is a mix of country, pop, and folk but she was definitely not the first country act to use a pop edge to make her point and gain new fans.

As country music came into the forefront in the early 90’s it had always before been seen as only something that those who lived in rural America could listen to and was seen as corny to many of the so called mainstream music fans. The early 90’s country music brought artists such as Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, and of course the funny but catchy Billy Ray Cyrus song “Achy Breaky Heart.” It only continued throughout the 90’s with over twenty pop influenced artists logging top ten hits.

There have been many artists who have started their careers before the country music pop revolution and still maintain relevancy. You could argue that

Kings of Country Music

When a genre of music becomes popular it seems that it is distorted in every way possible so that everyone can fit into the genre and market it to the masses. This is what is happening now with country music as you had the success of Taylor Swift who is a mix of country, pop, and folk but she was definitely not the first country act to use a pop edge to make her point and gain new fans.

As country music came into the forefront in the early 90’s it had always before been seen as only something that those who lived in rural America could listen to and was seen as corny to many of the so called mainstream music fans. The early 90’s country music brought artists such as Garth Brooks, Shania Twain, and of course the funny but catchy Billy Ray Cyrus song “Achy Breaky Heart.” It only continued throughout the 90’s with over twenty pop influenced artists logging top ten hits.

There have been many artists who have started their careers before the country music pop revolution and still maintain relevancy. You could argue that

Why Rascal Flatts Music is So Infectious, Enduring

Rascal Flatts is an American country rock band composed of three members: Gary LeVox on lead vocals, Jay DeMarcus on bass guitar and keyboards, and Joe Don Rooney on lead guitar. Rascal Flatts music has been so successful not only n the country scene, it has crossed over the mainstream pop scene as well.

To date, Rascal Flatts has released six studio albums and a greatest hits album, all under Lyric Street Records.

They have also released twenty-four singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including ten Number Ones. They did a cover of Tom Cochrane’s “Life Is a Highway”, which was used in the soundtrack to the 2006 animation film Cars. It entered the country music charts from unsolicited airplay.

“Bless the Broken Road” released in late 2004 was the single that stayed at the Number one spot the longest. It was at the top spot for five weeks, while their biggest crossover single is “What Hurts the Most”, which topped both the country and Adult Contemporary charts in 2006; it was also a Top Ten pop hit.

Rascal Flatts’ music has

Which Musical Instrument is Recommended

Which Musical Instrument is Recommended for Beginners?

*Will the instrument I choose be affordable?

*Which instruments are easy to learn and which are difficult to learn?

*Will it be a quiet instrument or a noisy one?

*If I don’t choose a popular instrument will I be able to find a teacher easily?

*Is the musical instrument of my choice popular or is it an instrument that not many people play?

*How much will a lesson cost?

*I want to choose a musical instrument that I can play in a band. What instruments should I choose?

*I want to play a certain type of music. Which musical instruments are suitable for different styles?

In the following article I will be answering all of the above.

Here is a list of musical instruments to choose from listed in popularity, with the number 1 being the most popular:

1) Guitar

2) Piano

3) Keyboard

4) Drums

Best Pop Punk Bands

Are you looking for the best pop punk bands? Pop punk is like punk music but it has more of a mainstream appeal to it. The bands in pop punk tend to be more well-known. Here are some of the best pop punk bands around today.

Blink 182

One of the best all-time 90’s bands is Blink 182. They have made quite a few influential albums over the years and they are still a very mainstream band, enjoyed by many people. Some say they are the best pop punk band of all time. One of their best albums is Enema Of The State, which is also the most commercially successful of their albums. Other albums that they have released include Cheshire Cat, Dude Ranch, and many others.

Green Day

Possibly the best known band from this genre is Green Day. They also are among the most popular bands of all time. Some of their earlier work is more punk, but in recent years they have released more albums that have had a pop flair to them. At the end of the day, you either

The Best Karaoke Songs Country And Pop

Another year has passed us by so it’s a good time to review the year and see what songs top the sales for the year 2011. As mentioned in our review last year, there are similar reviews. Ours is different in that it shows what people wanted to sing last year and not just what they wanted to listen to. No review can be completely accurate but we feel the following lists give a good review of the best music that came out in 2011 and that karaoke singers were requesting.

2011 Top Karaoke Pop Songs

#1 – Rolling In The Deep – Adele (Many people assume Adele to be a black singer because of the sound of her voice but she’s not. What you hear from her are powerful vocals with the feel of emotion behind every note. That is exactly what a good singer wants from a song. The challenge for any singer with ‘Rolling In The Deep’ is matching the emotion and feeling that Adele puts in her original version. Of course you can get away with not being able to match Adele’s vocal quality and still

Easy Steps To Make Pop Beats

Whether you like it or not pop beats and pop instrumentals have taken the music industry by storm in the past 5 years! If you check the Billboard Charts, you will notice that the majority of the background music for chart topping songs is composed of pop beats. Recording artists such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Taio Cruz, Pitbull, and Jennifer Lopez are just a few of the long list of artists that are looking for “hit records” composed of pop instrumentals.

If you are producer or beat maker selling beats online, it is critical that you offer what people want to buy. Right now pop beats are in high demand by major artists as well as some indie artists. You definitely want to have a few pop beats for sale in your beat catalog.

However, the problem that some producers encounter is that they have not learned how to make “good” pop beats. Creating pop instrumentals that major and independent artists are willing to buy can be challenging, but it is not impossible.

The following are some practical steps to follow if you want artists

Music Publicity Secrets From Top Music

Online music marketing success comes down to knowing how to work with music editors in your desired newspaper or magazine. No matter how good your songs are, or how electric your live show is, you will not get publicity for your music unless you know how to give a music editor what he or she needs to promote you properly.

After surveying a roundtable of music editors and other music publicity experts, I learned what separates the well-known bands from the obscure ones. Below are secret online music marketing tips you can use to get better publicity for your music:

Plan Ahead. Give media outlets enough lead time to make room for your story. Newspapers and local magazines need to have your press release and promo package at least three weeks before your gig. National print magazines need your info two to three months ahead.

Do Your Homework. If you are a pop artist, do not send your press kit to a country music editor. Regardless of how great your songs are, you are wasting her time and yours. If you want to send your press kit

One of Korean Music’s Top K-pop Artists

Several of South Korea’s artists and musical groups have branched out today and are now gaining more and more popularity in several countries around the world. The popularity of South Korean music has also been known as part of the Korean Wave which represents the increasing rate of popularity of the contemporary culture of South Korea among the countries in Asia as well as the world.

One of the more popular artists in South Korea is a girl named Lee Hyori . She is well known by South Koreans to be one of the members of a popular Korean girl group called FINKL which stands for Fine Killing Liberty. In Korea “Fin” means “the end” therefore it reads like “the end of liberty killing”. The girl group decided to choose that name since it has a deeper meaning to them. For them it is like they are standing up against anything or put and end to anything that is killing their liberty or freedom. Some may not like their title but it certainly worked for the girls and they made a lot of popular musical hits with it.

Lee was

Pixie Lott Uses New Car Model in Her New Music

For pop music lovers everywhere, you are in for a real treat. We all know about the celebrity endorsements from Volvos interaction with the teen based Twilight Saga and even the fashion worlds’ involvements with and on the new Mini Countryman and more and more car manufacturers are jumping on the music- marketing- bandwagon.

Pop sensation and English singer/ song writer, Pixie Lott tunes into the new Citroen DS3 as part of her video promoting her newest single ‘Broken Arrow’. Citroen’s DS3 appears in the music video in a roll of romantic scenes, both past and present. The single (out now) is a brand new track from the re-released version of Pixie Lott’s multi-platinum 2009 debut album, Turn it Up which pushed Pixie into a global Pop sensation who has sold over 600,000 copies in the UK alone.

Citroen’s Communications director has stated that Pixie Lott is one of the most talented and successful performers of our time and that the car manufacturers are thrilled that the DS3 was chosen to appear in her new video. He also commented that the vehicle was ‘happening’ and ‘upcoming’, just like the artist.

Pop Christmas Songs

This is a list of my favorite pop Christmas music! These songs were released between the years 1958-2004. They are, in my opinion, the best pop Christmas songs if narrowed down to only ten slots. Some you may have heard before, some I hopefully introduce to you. Without further ado, I present some of the best Christmas songs from the pop genre! Enjoy!

10.) “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano (1970) This rendition has become of the most popular Latin Christmas songs of all time. While parts are sang in Latin, it also has English lyrics in the chorus, which is great for singing along for those who speak English!

9.) “Santa Baby” by Kylie Minogue (2003) This is a popular Christmas time song with a little twist of sexy by Kylie Minogue. Great song for modern Christmas parties, especially for the adult crowd!

8.) “Christmas Song” by Bing Crosby & Dean Martin (1972) Just a great feeling song! Just hearing it reminds me of Christmas morning, opening gifts with the little ones with smiles of excitement! And who better than Mr. Bing Crosby and “Ol’ Blue Eyes”?

Top Music Icons Of Our Time

Music has been present around us for as long as we can remember. We start by making sound and creating melodies from them. And there are people who have become famous in the music industry. Furthermore, there are those who were able to remain famous all through the years they shared their music. Here are a few of the most famous musical icons of the past decades.

In polls and in fan votes, one of the greatest musicians of our time is Michael Jackson. He was born in the late 1950s. The first album that made him famous is Thriller in 1982. This album was considered the best-selling album until the present time. Also, other songs and albums that were released also gained popularity and were in top records of their own time.

He is also known by his famous initials MJ and as the King of Pop. The records he was able to create were even added to the Guinness World Records. His music was considered as distinctive and was a mix of pop, hip hop, rock, and R & B. Aside from being a recording artist and an

Pop Songs With the Help of a Jukebox

Pop music holds its own special place in the world class music industry, which the listeners want to listen to again and again. Pop songs are created, while keeping in view the current market demands and expectations of the listeners. In the past 30 years, there are millions of pop songs that went to the top 40 charts with enjoyment of its fans. There were all kinds of songs that gain its popularity and rated by the fans then they are grouped at top 40.

The main aim of a pop song is to sell well. The Top 40 is shorthand for music industry meant for the contemporary most popular songs. It refers to the most frequently broadcast and best-selling pop songs at a particular point of time. Traditionally, Top 40 walkie-talkie format was formed by Todd Storz in 1955 in Omaha, after he observed a band of players at a bar playing same songs over and over again.

He concluded that listeners always want to listen to popular songs, and consequently, he created a jukebox which played popular songs throughout the day, whenever you switched on your radio.

Pop Music Numbers in Last Few Weeks

Do you love pop music? That’s great. Here we would like to find out the top 5 pop music numbers that are doing great in different music charts across the world in last couple of weeks. Perhaps you have all these numbers in your private collection. But this list would definitely add something to your pride. So, here we go.

The top artist who has been rocking different music charts across the world for last 12 weeks is Pink. This pop powerhouse performer has been around since late ’90s but in the primary days she was taken just as another pop artist. But now, the weather has changed in her favor. Her move from a local ‘Club Fever’ to the international arena is unbelievable. Anyways, “So What” from her latest and fifth studio album “Funhouse” is the top number that has acquired the top position in different music charts of 11 countries across the world. And this is the most successful solo number in her music career.

The next number in the list is Katy Perry with her ‘Hot n Cold’ from her latest album “One of the Boys”, released

How the Top Ten Pop Artists

The 2000s represent a decisive turning point in pop music. The last vestiges of the 1990s ran their course and gave way to a new wave of pop music. Running parallel to changes in pop music were the undeniable effects of changing social media and communication technology, which rocked the music industry and allowed artists to control their own destiny. These artists are some of the last greats to ride the coattails of the traditional music industry. Let’s take a look at the top ten pop artists of the 2000’s, and how they changed the face of pop music.

10. Jay-Z

Jay-Z has been a dominant force in hip-hop since the early 1990s. Through his collaborations with other musicians and his own albums, he was involved in 14 songs that charted in the Billboard Top 100. It wasn’t until the end of the decade that one of his own songs, “Empire State of Mind,” hit number one on the charts. His commitment to cross genre collaboration has expanded the reach of hip-hop, making it a truly universal art form.

9. Amy Winehouse

Even after