Korean music is about much more than just Gangnam Style, although we must admit that our Asian friend Psy is partially responsible for the modern Korean music experiencing a peak of their popularity. Stylish bands of K-pop, which is how Korean pop music is labeled in short, are not only tearing apart the charts of Asian radios, but Korean stars are also confidently fighting for the highest positions all over the world, including Europe and North America. K-pop music is now one of the most popular trends in the world of music, which is not surprising at all: Asian exotics combined with a touching appearance, the beauty of the performers and their compositions of international themes create a volatile mix that constantly explodes with new hits all over the world. ( Read more )
There have been many classical music composers since the 11th century to this day. However the most popular of composers of such music are the composers of the periods commonly referred to as the classical, baroque as well as romantic periods. The Common Practice period is another term used to refer to these 3 periods collectively. This is all in the effort of trying to distinguish the great composers of this era. As much as there are many classical music composers who lived in this period there are a few who managed to make a name for themselves through the quality of work they managed to come up with. Such are composers who were known to influence the trends which classical music took during this period. Even though they lived centuries ago, their compositions are still very popular among classical music lovers of today. ( Read more )
Have a listen to this danthology of a mashup of more then 50 pop songs from last year.
When it comes to English-speaking countries and the rest of the world, the general trend is one of exporting. From films to TV shows, there is hardly any aspect of their culture that has not been witnessed and experienced by the world at large. However, the tables seem to have been turned by a plethora of foreign artists such as Michel Teló, Gusttavo Lima, Daddy Yankee, Shakira and, most recently, PSY.
The climb to the top of the list of most viewed videos of all time on YouTube by the South Korean pop sensation, PSY, is quite a symbolic act, which indicates an imminent paradigm shift in the global music industry. The singer and rapper, whose real name is Park Jae-sang, shot to fame after the video ran like wildfire on the Internet with his trademark horse-riding dance. ( Read more )
There are many different genres of music, and it can be quite difficult wrapping your head around these many types. However, we will look at the differences between electronica and house music, as these two genres are quite popular. But first, let us go through each genre by itself.
A review of techno music
Techno music is actually a type of Electronic Dance Music. This genre of music was started in Detroit, Michigan in the 1980s and it has now spread world over. However, the spread of his genre has seen it transform into several forms, with some a far cry from the original techno music. It is mainly meant to be danceable music, with less emphasis on lyrics. This is one of the reasons why this genre of music is very popular in clubs. Ideally, techno is repetitive instrumental music, and this is usually a component of a song that is then repeated over and over. This is one of the reasons why this genre is very popular with Deejays. ( Read more )
With another year behind us, take a look at the most viewed music videos from last year.
If you want to party like a rockstar, you should definitely consider hiring a party planner. There are several benefits that come along with hiring a professional. A party planner can get you the best industry tickets available. You can party without worrying whether you will get tickets to an event. (For more information on events see http://www.perth.wa.gov.au/web/Visiting/Events/)
When a group plans a party, there is usually a fight about who is going to do what. This can lead to stress and confusion. A party planner will also help take the stress out of planning a party. You will not have to worry about the menu or whether the food will get there on time. ( Read more )
While all the preparation leading up to a wedding is fun and exciting, few nights are greater than the bride’s hens night. This is a night full of fun with friends and can include anything from a quiet night at home with the girls to an evening full of limos, drinks, dancing and more while out on the town. The key to having a successful hens night is to take the bride’s desires into consideration. If she wants a rowdy night out of the house or a movie marathon at home with friends, cater to her desires. However, if it’s fun she wants, consider hiring a party planner to make sure things move smoothly. (For more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen%27s_night)
A party planner Perth can help you make sure every aspect of your friend’s hens night is perfectly staged. A planner will help organize transportation, whether a limo, private cars or other methods, for the entire group so nobody gets left behind and everyone ends up back home safely after a night of fun and entertainment. The planner will work with the bride’s friends to make sure everything about the night is memorable, fun and up to her standards. ( Read more )
Vinyl records are slowly but surely making a comeback. (To learn more about vinyl records see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinyl_records) Although it is currently the digital age, with mp3 players, the iPod and even smartphones taking over as the normal way to listen to music, these music items are still near and dear to the hearts of many individuals, particularly baby boomers and Generation Xers. TV shows like VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show have given this topic attention and revealed that certain bands have specifically had new albums produced not only in CD and mp3 format but in vinyl as well. ( Read more )
Beethoven was born on December 16, 1770. He had a difficult childhood. This was largely due to his father, Johann van Beethoven. His mother was Magdalena Keverich. His father wanted Ludwig Mozart to succeed. In that time Mozart was already a famous composer. Beethoven was thus forced to start playing the piano. Even when his father came with friends from the pub at night Ludwig was awakened to play for them. In 1779 Beethoven was taught by Christian Gottlob Neefe. At seventeen he took a trip to Vienna where he should be taught by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He also wanted to live in Vienna. When Beethoven arrived in Vienna he was notified that his mother was dying. Beethoven went directly back home. When he later moved to Vienna Mozart has already past away.
Beethoven and Mozart probably never met. On December 18, 1792 Beethoven’s father died. Between 1792 and 1794 Beethoven took lessons with Joseph Haydn. Beethoven did not get along well with Haydn. To Haydn his music was too sad. In 1819 Beethoven was totally deaf. He had been bothered by this deafness but in 1819 he could hear nothing at all. Yet Beethoven was writing pieces. These was relatively unknown but it did not stoped him to achieve his ultimate goal. In 1826 Beethoven had a severe pneumonia. Beethoven died on March 26, 1827. ( Read more )