First used in 1926, the term Pop Music referred to music that had a popular appeal. Since the 1950s, the term Pop Music has been used to designate a separate music genre. That genre includes a perceptible rhythm, melodies and choruses or "hooks", a customary structure, and mainstream style.
Asked in Pop Music
Is metro station going to break up?
Yes, metro station did break up. :( They were scheduled, trace and mason, to play at a college and their manager cancelled because they had broken up. Now that metro station is broken up, Trace Cyrus is looking to do a reality show, a solo career, and a clothing line southern made Hollywood paid. Mason is just working on a solo career as well according to both mason and Trace's twitters.
Asked in Sports, Pop Music, Men's Clothing
Where do you wear a cup jock over briefs or against the bare skin?
In the briefs Cups are made to be worn in the jock they come with, put the cup in the jock pouch then that should be the first thing you wear, so against the skin...A few cups now have brief type supporters, I like these best. The Orignal Banana Cup comes in one and its very comfortable, I think i got it at lockergear.com My hockey jock says to make sure you wear a jock under your cup, so I end up wearing 2 jocks, one for the cup, and one to hold my stuff inside the cup which is sort of uncomfortable, but at least everything stays in one place and nothing hangs out to get racked I like to wear my jock on my skin i think it does a better job on protecting my balls
Asked in Pop Music, Michael Jackson, Jackson 5
Why did Michael Jackson's skin color turn white?
Michael Jackson's White Skin Michael Jackson's skin was white because he had a rare skin condition called vitiligo. Vitiligo is an inherited genetic disorder. It is a condition in which you lose melanocytes (cells that give color to the skin). This results in smooth, white-milky patches in the midst of normally pigmented skin. In the case of African-Americans, this discoloration is very prominent, although any age, sex and race can suffer from it.
Asked in Pop Music
What is the name of the band like cascada?
Asked in Basketball History, Pop Music
Who were the original five Harlem Globetrotters?
Tommy Brookings, William Grant, Inman Jackson, Lester Johnson, Joe Lillard, Randolph Ramsey, Walter Wright, and William Watson were the first players. The team was formed from players at Wendell Phillips High School in Chicago, Illinois and was originally called The Savoy Big 5. are any of them still living today in year 2009?
Asked in Pop Music, Michael Jackson, Jackson 5
Did Michael Jackson convert to Islam?
In 2007, his brother Jermaine converted to Islam, and Michael took an interest in this religion, ordering books and studying the subject. No official statement has been made as to whether or not Michael Jackson converted to Islam, but all the evidence put forward to show that he did has been debunked at WikiIslam. No, there is no evidence to suggest that MJ converted to Islam. In the External links section I have linked to an article that refutes all the pieces of evidence conclusively. He did not convert to Islam, as reported by "The Sun" (the tabloid) and he did not change his name to Mikaeel. He did not sing any Nasheeds and all of the other things are refuted in the article as well - check it out at WikiIslam.
Asked in Pop Music
Where to get nick and jeppe poping songs?
Well Your going to find it hard my friend, they make most of it themselfs and i have asked them and they said maybe in the future they will release them online...:( oh well... sorry this hasn't answered your question but i was on this quest too so i will save you the bother... unless you do find them then let me know! post it on there youtbe ...
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What instruments are used in Pocketful of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield?
How do you go about becoming a pop singer?
You have to have talent, experience and a lot of luck. Or, if you are fortunate, all you have to do is know the right person/people. But more important than talent, is dedication. You have to want it and be willing to work and sacrifice for it. And finally, many people have some degree of talent, but to be *truly* successful you need to have the 'gift.' If you don't understand what I mean by 'gift' then you don't have it or know anyone who does. A person with talent may sing beautifully, but a singer with the 'gift' will sing the same song and just blow you away - yet you won't be able to put your finger on just exactly where the difference is. They'll be just as dedicated, work just as hard, but they will be able to make it seem as effortless as breathing. If luck is with you, you may just find yourself in the right place at the right time for that lucky break. Doesn't mean you deserve it any less... But if you rely solely on knowing the right person -say, an uncle in the industry, odds are you *don't* deserve it. 1. Sing. Join the school choir. Sing in your church choir. Enter talent contests. 2. Even some of the best vocalists use voice coaches. So take voice lessons early on. 3. Find a talent agency or agent. 4. Be ready to take jobs that pay peanuts (or nothing at all) when you are starting out and think of them as practice, as skill building, as 'paying your dues.' Believe me you'll appreciate it all the more if you achieve fame because you worked hard and *earned* it. If it's simply handed to you, you'll never be able to appreciate its worth. 5. Don't get discouraged and DO NOT give up. It's a cliche, but 'quitters never win.' (there is a reason cliches become cliches - because there is truth to them) 6. Always remember that no matter how good you are or think you are, there will always be someone who is better. 7. Never play the prima Donna; you may earn a reputation you will never be able to live down. I know a musician who put out several albums, made hundreds of thousands of $$$, but he became so arrogant that no one will work with him anymore. His career was over just as it hit its peak. He was only 21, and his music career was over. If it were simply a matter of doing this and that, then everyone would be doing it. And an awful lot of very talented performers are never recognized for their talent or gift - even some of the Greatest of their fields only just made it by the skin of their teeth, or because some particular person saved them from going into oblivion, all because that one person believed in them. Before you get all starry eyed, you need to be honest with yourself. Enter some talent contests, hire a vocal coach, or find a talent agency. Trust them to be brutally honest with you, in a way your family and friends won't. Then decide if you are really good enough to continue pursuing your dream. The entertainment industry is brutal, with few successes by comparison. I wish you luck. Try an idol - American idol, Australian idol, or even X factor I've tried for years to become a pop star. What I would do is make a demo and give it to an agency so they can hear it. If they like what they hear .... chances are ... you'll be on the radio or you'll get a record deal. NEVER GIVE UP!! IT WONT GET YOU ANY WHERE! THE ONLY WAY YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU WANT IS TO FIGHT FOR IT! ... and don't smoke or drink, because it will mess everything up!! What you need to do is have a lot of confidence and try and find a way - Australian Idol, Face book, or take a video of yourself and paste it on the Internet. See if someone will contact you. Good luck If you need to be a pop star, follow your dream; don't give up ... you can go on a singing show or go to an agent and give them your tape. If they like it, then you are on the way. Do a 'Justin Bieber' or a 'Gypsy and the Cat'. Record a high quality recording, or produce your own work well, place it up on the Internet - Youtube or MySpace, etc., and eventually, if your talent and production quality is evident, you will be 'picked up' by the right people in the industry just awaiting the next great potential entity to come along. Production today can be most important, as Gypsy and the Cat realized - being former DJ's. Record companies love to receive material that is already well under way to 'ready product' - much less time and work for them, less cost, some advertising already under way, and mostly, much easier to be able to recognize the potential. 1. Have a quality demo We've all had someone that we know hand us a CDR labeled with a faded Sharpie. If they are really up on their stuff they will even have the CD in a jewel case or a white paper sleeve. When you get in your car you put the disk in the CD player, and the first thing that you notice is that the music is really quiet so you turn up your radio. Once the radio is turned up as loud as your car system can go you attempt to listen to the music. That's when you realize that the sound quality is terrible. The guitars are too loud the vocals are too low in the mix, it flat out sounds like garbage. You try to listen to it but its too annoying so you have no choice but to turn it off, and never to listen to it again. That's exactly what label execs, and potential supporters go through. They've already decided that you aren't very talented because your CD sounds like you recorded it on a boombox with a Fisher Price microphone. It's extremely important for aspiring artists to have a demo that has high sonic quality. Otherwise your true abilities may go unnoticed by your intended listener. With the number of professional recording studios increasing and the amount quality equipment becoming available, there is no excuse to have a crappy sounding demo. Make sure that you record your project with decent microphones and preamps, and make sure that you get a quality mix. If mixing and mastering is not your specialty, hand it off to a professional with some experience and you are guaranteed to separate yourself from the rest of the pack. 2. Be a professional It's critical to your success that you appear professional to the public. Everything you do must be professional. Your fliers, posters, websites, albums, videos ect… Must be quality. Don't settle for anything less. I know that it may be more expensive to get your photos taken by a professional with professional cameras and equipment, but consider it as investing in your career. People want to support and invest their time and money into to an artist/band who invest their time and money to deliver quality products. Don't cut corners! Be a professional. 3. Perform, Perform, Perfom If you do the the first two steps, there is nothing else you can do but perform. Do as many shows in as many different markets as you can. Be careful not to over saturate one market. Over-playing one market can lead to consumer fatigue. Your fan base may get burnt out by hearing and seeing the same performance over and over again. Try to play enough in a specific market that people remember you, but not so much where don't miss you when you're gone. Doing these steps, along with being good, will help separate you from the rest in an already over populated industry. ----- ------- ------ --------- So there you have it. Quite a comprehensive aid, guide and offering from various experienced people - some even in the industry, others associated with it - that should cover most facets of entering the pop singing-performing industry.
Asked in Hip-Hop and Rap Music, Pop Music
Who is the richest musician in the world?
To the best of my knowledge its Sir Paul McCartney. He is worth 475 mil GBP so c. 712mil USD where as Jay Z is worth 547 including Beyonce's contribution. David Bowie is worth an estimated 900 million, according to his bio. Bono is worth 900 million and Paul Mcartney is worth 780 million according to CelebrityNetWorth. When Linda died McCartney's net worth was officially listed at 1 Billion dollars and when he divorced Heather Mills they estimated his fortune at 800 Million. In the case of the divorce there were certain assets not taken into consideration such as his rights to the songs of Buddy Holly and others. In researching this a little further it is clear that when you take all of his holdings into consideration Paul's total worth is in access of a billion dollars. Some sources report as much as 1.4 billion while more conservative estimates are 1.2 billion. What is not in dispute is the fact that Paul is by far the wealthiest musician in the history of music.