Top 10 genres of Music Industry

By February 22, 2019 Bands and Musicians No Comments

music genre is divided into many category and it can be divided into different genres in many different ways. Some genres may overlap.

Indian Classical Music:

Indian classical music is the classical music of the sub continent. Indian classical music has two foundational elements, raga and tala. It has two major traditions: the North Indian classical music tradition is called Hindustan. The root of music in ancient India are found in the Vedic literature of Hinduism. In the ancient traditions of Hinduism, two musical genre appeared, namely Gandharva and Gana.

Indie Rock:

Falling in the genre of alternative rock music, Indie Rock originated in the 1980s and has gradually changed the music industry. After a decade, it also gave birth to a couple of sun-genres in related styles such as math rock, emo, noise pop, post rock and lo-fi.

Rock Music:

It is a form of music that started actually around string instruments, but now uses other modern instruments too making it a little difficult to give it an accurate definition. Its loud and strong beats make it popular among the youths. Some of the rock stars who have popularised the culture include Little Richard, Bill Haley and Chuck Berry while rock bands like Pink Floyd, The Doors, Metallica, Nirvana and Megadeth are the modern bands who have taken the culture by storm. Rock music has been rocking the world since the 1950s.

Electronic Dance Music:

It referred as EDM, this music is produced by DJs who add dozens of tones to a piece to create unique music. You can hear them in clubs or even live, depending upon your accessibility for the same. In the early twenties, electronic dance music was known in the form of dub music, the electronic music of Kraftwerk, the disco music of Giorgio Moroder, the Yellow Magic Orchestra and many more.

Pop Music:

“Pop” is a term derived from “Popular” and thus Pop Music is known to be a genre of popular music.

Instruments are highly used like electric guitars, synthesizer drums as well as bass and one can listen to this form of music by listening to songs by Britney Spears, Madonna and of course the “King of Pop”, Michael Jackson.


Originating in the late 19th to early 20th century, Jazz has played an important role in introducing the world to a number of women performers like Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter, Abbey Lincoln. It is said that Jazz is “One of America’s original art forms” and boasts a unique combination of creativity, coactions and interactivity. Originating in the late 19th to early 20th century, Jazz has also played an important role in introducing the world to a number of women performers like Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter, Abbey Lincoln and Ethel Waters.


The use of instruments attracting music listeners for its bass and rhythm, this falls in the electronic music genre. People consider it to be a darker form of music, but since its birth in the late 1990s, this genre has successfully made its place in the industry.

Rhythm and Blues:

Vocalists like Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Usher and the legendary Michael Jackson have all made it huge in the music industry with their love for this form of music. Originated in the 1940s, this African-American music is a combination of hip hop, funk, dance, pop and soul focusing on themes like relationships and freedom.


The use of technology today has greatly enhanced the quality of techno style music and popularising it among people day by day.You may have listened to a number of techno music while clubbing, but it is Detroit techno that is considered to be the foundation of this form of music.


A perfect blend of hip hop and electronic music, electro or electro-funk uses drum machine, vocoder and talkbox helping it to distinguish itself from another similar form of music, Disco. Arthur Baker, Freeez, Man Parrish and Midnight Star are famous for this.

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