[Music genre and global music market] Why did funk music decline? black music history


Funk music is one of the most popular music genres in the United States, black music that was popular in the 1960s and 1970s. This genre of music was strongly influenced by soul, jazz and rock, but despite being very popular in the late 1900s, it has a history of sluggish decline since then.

What is funk music?

Funk music was black music popular in the 1960s and 1970s. It is based on 16 beats with repetition of the same rhythm as its main feature. Funk music tends to emphasize uplifting and groove feeling. Originally, this genre was considered black music, but it spread to white people when Sly & the Family Stone, a mixed white and black band in San Francisco, incorporated elements of rock into funk. Its popularity continued in the 1980s, but since then its presence has faded with the rise of new genres. There is also another genre called funk rock. It is also known as black rock when it is performed by black people in music that fuses funk and rock. This genre had many artists active until the 1990s.

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Funk music was born in the early 1960s. After James Brown released “Out of Sight”, a genre called funk blues was born, a genre that blues musicians were quick to react and fuse. James Brown is the person most responsible for popularizing funk music, and thanks to him, the genre has spread widely in the United States. By the late 1960s, funk had spread across the United States, becoming a genre widely played in live music venues.

In the 1970s, funk became even more popular. In San Francisco, the funk at the hands of Sly & The Family Stone culminated in Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin). Sly & the Family Stone was a mixed race and gender band, and because it was a mixed band of whites and blacks, it was able to make funk music popular among whites. Funk continued to be popular in the 1980s, but was gradually waned by the rise of other genres.


The decline of funk music is due to the rise of other genres. New jack swing, hip hop, and ground beat came out, and the genre of electronic music became stronger. Genres with a strong impact, such as techno and house, became popular worldwide, and an electronic music boom occurred in Europe and the United States. As a result, funk music gradually lost its presence, and in the 2000s, it almost stopped appearing on the hit charts. However, in the 2010s, with the appearance of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, hip-hop and rap have entered an overwhelming era.

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Bruno Mars

Artist with the most Grammy Awards. Music fans around the world know him as the artist who won the most Grammy Awards in a single night. He also sang a lot of songs with strong funk elements, and at one point there was a return of the funk boom.

Mark Ronson

British singer-songwriter. Born into a wealthy family as the son of a real estate entrepreneur, he was an artist who excelled in genres such as pop and funk. He has also collaborated with Bruno Mars and is one of the artists who contributed to the funk music craze.


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