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Post by Decibel on December 5th 2007, 3:15 am

Pop music is distinguished from classical (or art music) and from folk music[1]. Pop songs are often written by professional songwriters, and performed and popularized by singers, as opposed to other popular music genres, such as rock and hip hop, where performers tend to write their own songs.
Pop is distributed by major record companies as part of a global music market through mass marketing through radio, television. In the recorded music era, the single (a single song) and the album (a collection of songs) are the usual methods of distributing pop music. Pop has been distributed in many formats included vinyl records, cassette tapes, compact discs, and Internetdownloads. Pop music is arguably the world's biggest music genre.
Pop music generally uses a simple, memorable melody and emphasizes the rhythm, often with syncopation, and stripped down to a basic riff or loop which repeats throughout much of the song. Pop songs usually have a verse and a chorus, each with different musical material, well as a bridge connecting them in many cases. The lyrics often concern romance, heartbreak, relationships, and sexual intercourse.
The vocal style found in much pop music has been heavily influenced by African American musical traditions such as rhythm and blues (R&B), soul music, and gospel. The rhythms and the sound of pop music have been heavily influenced by swing jazz, rock and roll, reggae, funk, disco, and is currently influenced by hip hop in many cases.

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