Rock still on top of the pops

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  1. davidKOS

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    http://www.yehoodi.com/comment/176733/nielsen-ranks-jazz-least-popul

    Good news for rock - it ain't dead!

    "based on physical and digital album sales, digital track sales, and online audio stream listen counts.

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    Rock is the most popular genre, according to Nielson at 29%, followed by R&B/Hip-hop at 17.2%."

    Unfortunately, my other styles of music, jazz and classical, rank at the bottom. :whistling:
     
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    Imagine that...rock holds almost 1/3 of the market and they still play that hip hop garbage all over the airwaves. Glad I got pandora
     
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    Folk don't know what's good for 'em ;)
     
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    Right? You'd have to add hip-hop and pop together to beat rock's market share according to this, yet somehow it's all you seem to hear on the radio.
    I'm suddenly reminded of the reasons why I don't willingly listed to the radio.
     
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    Streaming number one is Hip hop 28%....I'm guessing that means on line like Spotify where Drake just went over 10 billion streams......

    Imo Riff Rock is where it is at....So without further ado.....



    And a great unplugged version of ''The Lion''



    For The People

     
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    Great news!

    Life is good,
    Robin
     
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    Hey and we are "doing something about it!" Learning to play and foster good music during the dark times of radio, tv, etc. pumping looped auto tune schiße.
     
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    Does Nashville own radio?
     
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    montemerrick no earthly reason why

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    one wonders how they separate rock from pop and r&b

    but always good to see the hip hop bashing bright and early in the morning. thanks gents!
     
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    Yes, the part not owned by the hip-hop/rap/pop guys do not.

    You're welcome, Monte.

    Evidently in the "Rock" Hall of Fame, there is no separation of pop, hip/hop, rap and r&b.
     
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    Yeah, I don't listen to much music radio myself, and what I do tend to listen to are the classic rock & 80s stations.

     
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    I've never doubted it, but I do wish that jazz and classical both had better numbers.

    :(
     
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    No worries; it's one of many free services we offer here at Initech. :thumb:
     
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    How does one sort out what is what anymore? some rock sounds like rap, some country sounds like pop, some pop sounds like dance/electronic, some sounds like crap. Where is the crap category anyway?:D
     
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    Crap? Broken down into several genres as you can see.
     
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    It would take a large exposition to explore the why's of that, but, I'd argue they were always niche markets with the exception of Jazz in it's early year's. I'd add also that the Jazz popularity was more urban as that's mostly where the clubs that showcased it live were. Still true today I reckon.
    Note: These conclusions were drawn not from a scientific study but from my faint recollection of history.
     
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    Haven't you got any Rock radio stations where you are?
     
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    Fake News !
    Never trust statistics you haven't modified yourself.
     
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    Actually before bebop, roughly corresponding to the years between 1917 and 1947, jazz, in the form of Dixieland and swing, was the MOST popular music in America, and jazz bands regularly toured and played the small towns, so it was much more widespread than you give credit.

    So if you call the entire Jazz Age and Swing Era jazz's "early years", as if it was just a prelude to bebop and modern jazz, which DID lose popularity with the exception of Miles Davis et al, you negate the most important part of jazz history in terms of popularity.

    As long as jazz was dance and entertainment music, it was tops!
     
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