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What is my genre?

I'm new to the site and glad to have found it. i'm a songwriter working with a band. i play guitar, sing backup, and lead vox on occasion. In order to work the algorithm on the streaming sites, i ...
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Which are the leading genres of the latin "genre"?

According to Music Genres , the latin "genre" is the third most popular genre worldwide in Youtube Music . But the latin "genre" isnt a real genre, but an amalgamation of many very ...
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Industrial Music- What Happened to the Genre? Where did it Go?

My absolute favorite type of music has always been industrial. Bands like Rammstein, Skinny Puppy, or My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult. Even my real-world style has been defined at it's core by such ...
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What are all the "music genres" ending with core? (which are related to nightcore)

I already know of nightcore, daycore, cottagecore, and slowcore but I believe there are more and I want to be able to listen to them all. Unfortunately, I don't know how exactly to research this and ...
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What is wrong with Discogs and "Electronic" genre?

I am using mp3tag to access Discogs database to clean up MP3 tags in my 4000+ items library. For insanely large number of results (1000-2000!) I am getting: Electronic entry as the only or one of ...
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What exactly is "Funk / Soul" genre?

I am using mp3tag to access Discogs database to clean up MP3 tags in my 4000+ items library. For surprisingly large number of results I am getting: Funk / Soul entry as the only or one of the genres....
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Is Kpop in English still Kpop?

Taking for example, BTS song "Dynamite" or "Permission to Dance". While BTS is a Korean pop band, neither of these songs include any Korean. So are they still considered KPop? Or ...
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A country/folk song with a special manner of singing I have trouble to describe. How is Can't Stare Down A Montaineer from The Crooked Jades singular? [closed]

I haven't a lot of culture about the manners of singing available across the U.S.A. I enjoyed Can't Stare Down A Mountaineer from The Crooked Jades. It's a country/folk song, but the way of singing it ...
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Glam Metal vs Hard Rock

Can anyone explain the difference between glam metal and hard rock? I found songs like Sweet Child o Mine by Guns n' Roses in wikipedia as both glam metal and hard rock but songs like Bohemian ...
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Suggest ambient/electronic/experimental music produced by female musicians

I'm currently into contemporary electronic and ambient music - I love drone, experimental and psychedelic vibes. I'm listening to latest Tim Hecker's "No Highs", and I enjoy Jon Hopkins &...
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"Dark" classical music

It is debatable if the genre of dark classical can really stand on its own. But perhaps there is a way to cut past the noise and get to that truly dark signal, if you pardon my pun. I'm approaching ...
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Why does listening to familiar music create less distraction?

I have tried concentrating on studies with different music. Classical, rock, pop, everything. However the only music that didn't distract me was the music I already knew, regardless of its genre. Why ...
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What are some songs About dentists or visiting the dentist?

My dentist challenged me to bring in a playlist of songs about going to the dentist on my next appointment. I've looked for songs, but haven't found that many. Here's what I have so far: "...
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Who coined the genre “indie”?

I know that “indie” is short for independent to refer to a band’s record label but overtime it grew to encompass a music genre. When/who does “indie” (ex. Indie rock, indie folk) as a genre identifier ...
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Why does all Christian rock music sound the same?

I understand that it's a music genre so somewhat by definition there's a similar sound, but I'd like to know why so much Christian music converged into this similar sounding "Christian rock"....
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Black metal - why the enthusiasm for genrefication among fans?

In the lead up to this year's Inferno Festival I immersed myself in the numerous interviews with the bands. After about 10 or so I noticed a common thread that interviewers and fan questions tend to ...
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Should Kpop be regarded as separate music genre?

Although the K-pop songs have pretty similar beats to the music worldwide, should they be regarded as a separate Genre?
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What is a deep and scratchy voice called?

In this cover of Tom’s Diner by AnnenMayKantereit x Giant Rooks Does the type of voice of the deep and scratchy guy have a name or a genre it’s usually associated with?...
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What is the genre of French popular songs of the 1960s?

Many songs that are still popular in France today date from the 1960s with for example Joe Dassin, Charles Aznavour, Boris Vian, etc. To which genre can we associate these artists? The Wikipedia page ...
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What is the genre of Breakup by Aaron Zigman [closed]

I am trying to figure out the genre of this song so I can find more like it, but don't know how: Specifically, the section from 1:07 till 1:57
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What is the difference between R&B/Soul music of today than the traditional R&B/Soul?

I was listening to artists such as RINI, Sabrina Claudio and Bryson Tyler and lthough I can identify that they are very much R&B/Soul artists, I don't know why. I've searched up the ...
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Is there really a difference between Prog Rock and Art Rock?

I often see bands labeled with both genres, and even in the Wikipedia entry for Art Rock it says Progressive Rock under "Other Names" and vice versa. Of course, one of the terms (prog) being ...
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What is the name of this 50s/60s symphonic soundtrack style and who makes it nowadays? [closed]

Examples: This Christmas movie song MacArthur Park, though without the rock tinges. Can't think of a particular scene, but think of the stereotype of a scene where someone hears something shocking ...
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Are Bob Dylan's songs considered to have been part of a new brand of musical genre?

Bob Dylan's lyrics are one of a kind. To me his songs are categorized as a different genre of music. For example, his song 'Tambourine Man': He sings the song like prose with a tune, harmonica, and ...
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What genre best fits "Infinity" by LEMMiNO [closed]

Which genre of music is LEMMiNO's "Infinity"? I'm interested in exploring similar types of music.
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What traditional songs do parents and close family sing to their young (birth - 4) children? [closed]

Background I met a boy, about five years old, from a Persian family, and wanted to teach him some familiar (to him) songs on the piano. However, the children's songs familiar to me were not familiar ...
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Whats the genre of Hamilton Songs (Washington on your Side)

What is the genre of Washington on your side, , as performed in Hamilton?
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What genre is "Dragonborn" by Jeremy Soule?

I really like this song, and would absolutely love to listen to songs like this when trying to read. I would sort of call it "classical", but I don't know how to distinguish the punchy ...
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Do genres have anything to do with what we like?

Many people say that one of the main purposes of genres and subgenres is to identify what we as individuals like to hear and what we don't like to hear. Here is a small selection of the artists I ...
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Jazz and hip hop aren't genres but approaches to music?

I remember a friend of mine (who studied music) told me once: Jazz and hip hop are not really genres. But they are actually approaches to music. Have any famous jazz or hip hop artists held this ...
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Any Plunderphonics recommendations? [closed]

I recently got into Plunderphonics and I'm aware of the works of John Oswald, Negativland, The Residents, The Avalanches, and Orchid Spangiafora. As I searched for more, I saw that finding ...
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Genre which is purely rhythmic

I am interested in music which is purely rhythmic (where there is little variation in notes and instruments, the main interest of the music is the rhythmic patterns) preferably with unusual rhythmic ...
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What are the defining characteristics of dubstep as an electronic music genre?

I know many dubstep styles don't use the "wobble" effect at all, and that the "wobble" effect is used by many other genres, so it's not a defining characteristic, even if it's sometimes considered a ...
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What is the difference between post-rock and shoegaze?

For me, Balmorhea was always an example of shoegazing. But now Wikipedia says, its post-rock. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balmorhea_(band)) What is the differentiating aspect between these genres, ...
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What music genre has noisy, distorted vocals and somewhat scary synth sounds?

I heard 5 songs with these genre characteristics approx. 3 months ago, the genre used by these songs (ALL of them) had distorted and low pitch vocals, noisy and scary synth sounds (with vibrato, ...
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House, Garage, UK Garage, Speed Garage: What's the difference?

When talking about early electronic music, and the house scene specifically (in contrast with the Techno scene), four styles are always mentioned, and used interchangeably in many contexts (including ...
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Am I eclectic for listening to Pink Floyd [closed]

Currently, at work, I've got into a debate with someone who isn't very well versed in the nuances of music. They detest Pink Floyd and argue with my claim that I have eclectic music tastes because I ...
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What's the difference between Bluegrass and Country?

I'm diving into North American folklore music of the 20th century, and two of the staples are the Bluegrass and Country genres / styles. They seem to be intimately connected though, so: How are they ...
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What are the inefficiencies of Spotify? [closed]

I've been recommended unrelated songs a few times on Spotify. Many times the recommended songs do not carry the mood of the previous song. Have you also experienced the same as songs of different ...
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Why is Heilung so related to metal?

According to Wikipedia, Heilung is classified as "Experimental folk", while some other use the term "Neo Folk". They describe their music as "amplified history from early medieval northern Europe". ...
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American music vs the rest of the world

Which non-US artist has made a huge impact in the world in terms of music sales? We know Michael Jackson is among the names in American musicians.
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Why is "Time Was" by Wishbone Ash considered progressive rock?

Some characteristics of prog that it seems to be missing: Very long songs and solos ✅Okay, so it's almost 10 minutes long, I'll give it that. More jazz or classical influences than blues ❌Time Was ...
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What acts play somber, soulful blues like Cassandra Wilson's cover of "Death Letter Blues" (True Detective season 3 theme)?

Cassandra Wilson is mostly a jazz musician, but recorded a cover of "Death Letter Blues" (used as the theme song for True Detective season 3) that -- unlike Son House's original -- is rich with a ...
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Is there a term that describes such songs?

I've recently listened to a couple of songs and found a common beat. A quick google search for their genre shows that they fall under the umbrella of Hip-Hop/Rap. However, searching for 'Hip-Hop/Rap' ...
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What is the difference between Trap and Drill?

What is the difference between the "Trap" and "Drill" subgenres of rap music? Both sound very similar.
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What rap subgenre is T.I. "Do Ya Thang"

T.I. - Do Ya Thang - what genre is it? Google says it's a hip-hop/rap, but what kind of rap specifically?
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How to automatically tag music genres of songs?

I want to organize my mp3 music by genre, but many of the songs are completely missing genre information. Some are incorrectly labeled as well, and some have useless variations (e.g., "Blues-rock&...
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What is the style of Moderat (A New Error)?

What is the musical style / direction of deep psychadelic electronic music of the style of A New Error by Moderat?
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What is the difference between featured songs and original songs?

This article of Wikipedia divided songs into featured songs and original songs. What is the difference between featured songs and original songs?
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Genre of "Band Take [X]" songs from the "Scythian Lamb" soundtrack

I discovered these songs on the Scythian Lamb soundtrack and am pretty curious about them. See the above link --the songs I'm interested in are all named "Band Take #" What genre do these songs fall ...
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