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List of music genres and styles

This is a list of music genres and styles. Music can be described in terms of many genres and styles. Classifications are often arbitrary, and may be disputed and closely related forms often overlap. Larger genres and styles comprise more specific sub-categories.

Art (classical)

Avant-garde and experimental

Popular

Blues

Country

Easy listening

Electronic

Contemporary folk

Hip hop

Jazz

Pop

R&B and soul

Rock

Metal

Punk

Regional

African

Eastern Europe

Asian

Middle Eastern

Caribbean and Caribbean-influenced

Latin


Religious

Traditional folk

Other

These categories are not exhaustive. A music platform, Gracenote, listed more than 2000 music genres (included by those created by ordinary music lovers, who are not involved within the music industry, these being said to be part of a 'folksonomy', i.e. a taxonomy created by non-experts). Most of these genres were created by music labels to target new audiences, however classification is useful to find music and distribute it.

See also

This list is split into four separate pages:


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