The most comprehensive list of J-Pop genres and information!
The Music Genres List site covers many of the most popular styles of j-pop music – also known as Japanese Pop, we hope this becomes the definitive list of any j-pop music genres on the Internet, send an email to add @ musicgenreslist dot com if you feel any popular j-pop music genres are missing and we’ll add to complete the genre list. Thank you!
As is the case in many non-Western countries, Western artists tend to maintain a constant position in the popular music of Japan. A glimpse at any current Japanese top 40 music chart reveals a mix of Western (and some European) and native Japanese artists. This mix is evident by looking at a current Japanese Top 40 Chart. However, this website deals exclusively with those genres of music that pertain to bands and artists with Japanese roots.
J-pop is probably the hardest genre of Japanese music to categorize or describe. As is the case for “pop music” in the United States, a great deal of different sounds tend to fall under this label. A lot of the bands tend to have a cutesy, “bubble-gum” pop sound while others tend to exhibit a more edgy dance, r&b, or funk sound. The teen idols of Japan are just as big (if not bigger) as the Britney Spears and Nsync’s of the U.S. The members of bands such as Morning Musume, Tanpopo, Luna Sea, and Da Pump are worshiped as pop culture icons. The love for these icons is so great that the death of certain Japanese pop and rock stars in recent years reportedly devestated some young fans so much that they took their own lives out of despair.
Not surprisingly, a band or artist’s image is often even more important than the music itself. Many music icons become the trend-setters for fashion with Japanese girls in particular attempting to emulate their particular styles.
PDX- Seeking (more) musicians for drag king band
I'm gathering players for a fun project mixing the best of live music and do-it-yourself stage theater (like Gwar with more socio-political queer relevance (and less post-show cleanup)?? I dont know...)
We have drums & bass, guitar and some vocals- the basics. But we'd do a lot better with keyboards, more vocals, more guitar, or anything else you'd like to play while we perform wacky, fun and pointed skits. We're not looking for musical geniuses (though you all are welcome too), just dependable low-drama people interested in putting together some rather creative material