But what lies out there beyond witch house, and what on Earth does skweee sound like? M usic used to be easy. Some people liked rock. Some people liked pop. Some people liked jazz, blues or classical. And, basically, that was sort of it. It is also — in truth — one of the greatest time-eating devices ever created. You thought you had some kind of idea of just how much music is out there?
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Although the two genres dominate global recorded-music sales, there were differences in their performance last year. Sales of pop music slid 7. Jazz was the biggest loser for the second consecutive year, with sales down
In case you hadn't heard, Taylor Swift has a new album out, and in case you hadn't read , it is not a country album. Everyone is talking about how Taylor Swift isn't a country singer anymore. The genre jump hasn't made a material difference in her popularity, either. In its first week, sold 1. It's the first platinum album of , and despite being only six weeks old, will be the biggest commercial success of the year if not the decade. The album is on pace to outperform Red , Swift's last album billed as country , but only marginally. That record sold 1. Which is to say: For all the hubbub surrounding Swift's jump from country to pop and her coinciding move from Nashville to New York , the genre switch was inconsequential, if it ever really existed. That doesn't say that much about Swift, though.