Popular Music

Popular music belongs to any of a number of musical genres "having wide appeal" and is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. It stands in contrast to both art music and traditional music, which are typically disseminated academically or orally to smaller, local audiences. The original application of the term is to music of the 1880s Tin Pan Alley period in the United States. Although popular music sometimes is known as "pop music," the two terms are not interchangeable. Popular music is a generic term for music of all ages that appeals to popular tastes, whereas pop music usually refers to a specific musical genre.

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Lucifer In Popular Culture - Entertainment - Music - Popular Music
... Jazz was often called the Devil's music by its critics in the 1920s ... Georgia" (1979) by the Charlie Daniels Band was the first modern popular song to feature a battle between the Devil and a musician ...
Lawrence Wright (composer)
... Lawrence Wright (15 February 1888 – 19 May 1964) was a British popular music composer and publisher ... He was born in Leicester and opened a music shop in the city in 1906 ... "Down By The Stream", was published, and by 1912 he had established the Lawrence Wright Music Co in Denmark Street, London ...

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