They are tricky to tie down because the music industry is constantly creating and modifying old and new genres, If i was asked in the 1950s what different genres of music they were i would of replied with such genres of RnB (Rhyme and blues) and jazz and the any music listened to by the masses back then would of been called popular music and would of been played in jukeboxes in dinners and pubs.
These days a genre can be spawned by adding a new sound, theme or style a existing genre can create a new genre or sub genre. Example of this could be in the 1980's some musicians added a new progressive style to rock and created Progressive rock.
|Cat in a progressive rock band|
Because it would be impossible to look at the codes and conventions of every genre i intend to narrow down my list to much broader genres.
- Electronic Music with sub genres such as Grime , Indie pop, House
- Heavy Metal with sub genres such as Thrash metal and hardcore
- Rock Music with sub genres such as Alternative Rock, Post grunge and Britpop
The last genre that i am going to look at is a bit debatable, i personally don't believe its a genre but more of a style but other people may say differently. It is popular current music, this fit bands and singers that are currently doing well with the masses and are played in the charts and on the radio. Some of the music in the charts could fit into heavy metal or rock music but it isn't that often.