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Music genre is a category or type belonging to a shared tradition or a set of
conventions. Music is divided in different genre like sufi , pop, rock , hip hop
etc. Though there are a variety of genres but this classification is often
subjective and sometimes genres overlap each other.
Music genre is very important and it could be very well noticed that the genre
is the first label placed on the band. Most importantly it is used to target a
specific audience and most of all it would be easy for both the maker and the
viewer to easily categorize their work. Though not every band is able to stick
neatly into the little space of its genre there are some music videos that follow
up the pattern of disjuncture as stated by Andrew Godwin which means that
the song intentionally ignores the content of the song and the genre of the
music. Like for example: Can't stop by Red Hot Chilli Pepper. However with
passage of time new genres have arised by the development of new forms and
styles of music and also simply by creating a new category. Although it is
possible to create a musical style with no relation to existing genres yet the
new styles appear under the influence of preexisting genres. The blend of
more then two genres in music is often known as Fusion. Though it is
influenced by other music genres fusion somehow has become a genre in
itself. Instrumental fusion based on the experimental mix of rock and roll ,
Sufi rock is a subgenre of rock music that combines rock with classical sufi
music traditions. It emerged in the early 1990s and became widely popular in
the late 1990s in Pakistan. The term "sufi rock" was coined in 1993 by writer
Nadeem F. Paracha to define the Pakistani band Junoon, who pioneered the
process of fusing conventional rock music with sufi music and imagery.
Rabbi Shergill's Bullah Ki Jaana was one of the best examples of Sufi music
admired in both India and Pakistan.
It is mostly based on the poetry of famous sufi poets such as Rumi, Hafez, Shah
Abdul Latif Bhittai, Bulleh Shah, Waris Shah and even Kabir and is mostly sung
in languages such as Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi, Persian and Turkish.[citation
A few artists such as Junoon,*Fuzon and Mekaal Hasan Band have achieved
commercial success as well as mainstream critical recognition while some
veteran sufi folk singers such as Arif Lohar and Saeen Zahoor have also dabbled
in this genre
Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch (Urdu: بلوچ العین قرۃ ), also spelled Quratulain Balouch is a
Pakistani singer, musician, composer, and a song-writer.
She use to sing sufi pop music ,
Madonna Louise Ciccone (/tʃɪˈkoʊni/) (born August 16, 1958) is an American
singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman. She achieved popularity
by pushing the boundaries of lyrical content in mainstream popular music and
imagery in her music videos, which became a fixture on MTV. Madonna is
known for reinventing both her music and image, and for maintaining her
autonomy within the recording industry. Music critics have acclaimed her
musical productions, which have generated some controversy. Referred to as the
"Queen of Pop", Madonna is often cited as an influence by other artists.
Having sold more than 300 million records worldwide,
Madonna is recognized as the best-selling female recording
artist of all time by Guinness World Records. The Recording
Industry Association of America (RIAA) listed her as the
best-selling female rock artist of the 20th century and the
second highest-certified female artist in the United States,
with 64.5 million album units. Madonna is the highest-
grossing solo touring artist of all time, earning US $1.31
billion from her concerts since 1990. Madonna became one
of the five founding members of the UK Music Hall of Fame
and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in her
first year of eligibility. She was ranked at number one on
VH1's list of 100 Greatest Women in Music and number two
(behind only The Beatles) on Billboard's list of Greatest Hot
100 Artists of All Time.
Miley Ray Cyrus (born Destiny Hope Cyrus; November 23, 1992) is an American
singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee, she held
minor roles in the television series Doc and the film Big Fish in her childhood.
Cyrus became a teen idol for her portrayal of the starring character Miley Stewart
in the Disney Channel television series Hannah Montana in 2006; her father Billy
Ray Cyrus additionally starred in the show. Cyrus subsequently signed a
recording contract with Hollywood Records; her debut studio album Meet Miley
Cyrus (2007) was certified triple-platinum by the Recording Industry Association
of America (RIAA) for exceeding three million shipments. Cyrus released her
second album Breakout and launched her film career as a voice actress in the
animated film Bolt in 2008.
Cyrus is an alto, with a "Nashville twang" in both her speech and
singing voice. In "Party in the U.S.A." (2009), Cyrus's vocals feature
belter refrains, while her vocals on the song "Obsessed" (2009) are noted
to be "husky." Releases such as "The Climb" (2009) and "These Four
Walls" (2008) featured elements of country music and showcased Cyrus's
"Twangy vocals". Cyrus experimented with an electropop sound on "Fly
on the Wall" (2008), a genre that Cyrus would further explore with the
release of her third studio album. Can't Be Tamed (2010) was initially
intended to feature dominant rock music elements prior to its
completion, and Cyrus claimed after its release that it could possibly be
her final pop album. The songs featured on the album spoke of Cyrus'
desire to achieve freedom in both her personal life and career. Cyrus
began working on Bangerz (2013) during a musical hiatus, and described the
project as having a "dirty south feel" prior to its release. Critics noted
the use of hip hop music and synthpop in the album. The songs on the
album are chronologically placed in order to tell a story of a failed
relationship, which Cyrus attributed to her relationship with Liam
Hemsworth. Cyrus described Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (2015) as "a
little psychedelic, but still in that pop world".[1
Musicians and bands are frequently young, and usually working within a tight
budget, often funding promotional material from their own pockets. As a result
they’re one group of people who try their hardest to stay within a budget. Most
times, this affects their web presence. Major and independent artists alike tend
to go cheap on their websites by either using templates or free sites to put their
It’s no big deal, but it’s important for musicians and bands to build a brand,
much like any other business. So, having a unique spot on the web can really
add to the presence of the music artist.
There are many routes an artist can take to put their brand online. Using a
custom website helps create that consistent brand image that’s important to
every artist. Imagine if a legitimate business’ only web presence was Facebook
and Twitter. The brand is often crossed with others and can make things tough
for those interested. This is the same for musicians.
As someone who has a foot in music as well, I know and understand how tough
it can be with websites. Today, I’ve put together a decent list of musicians
(major and independents) who have some pretty remarkable websites.
We start off with a well-known name in the world-renowned Beyoncé. A
performer this fabulous deserves a website that is just as fabulous. This website
works with her brand because it’s as if she doesn’t drop any of her history off to
accomodate this website. You become closer to the artist, learn the history, learn
the music and much more. This one of the most feature-rich music websites I’ve
ever come across.
FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS
These are a pair of funny guys who also happen to be extremely multi-
talented. If you peruse the site, you gradually start to wonder whether
they’re serious or not, nevertheless, you must give them props for what
they’re doing. They’re hilarious and the site has a wonderful vintage feel.
Not much losing here.
Leeland is a progressive worship band whose reach and fanbase just keeps growing.
They have a wonderful designed website that allows them to showcase different
aspects of their band (shows, social media, etc.) equally and without lending to
complete and utter clutter. This is an extremely clean approach to the band website.
Digipaks typically consist of a gatefold (book-style) paperboard or card stock outer
binding, with one or more plastic trays capable of holding a CD or DVD attached to
the inside. Digipak-style cases grew in popularity among record labels and
recording artists in the early 2000s.
IMPAC Group, Inc. originally owned the Digipak trademark. That company was
acquired by MeadWestvaco (MWV) in 2000 and folded into its AGI Media division.
Following this acquisition, the Digipak name and designs were licensed to
manufacturers around the world. MWV sold AGI Media to Atlas Holdings in 2010.
In 2012, Atlas purchased Shorewood Packaging from International Paper and
merged the two companies to create AGI-Shorewood.