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Rise of Genre Fusion – Exploring The Evolving Sounds of Modern Music


Music is constantly evolving, and in recent years, we have witnessed an exciting trend in the industry. Artists are breaking free from genre boundaries and creating unique sounds by blending different styles. This article delves into the rise of hybrid music, genre fusion, and the influence of platforms like TikTok on music trends.

“As a musician and music producer, I feel that TikTok has destroyed the standards of music. Songs no longer need to have any sort of artistic meaning or composition; as long as they have a catchy twenty-second chorus to sate the ruined attention spans of viewers, they can achieve astounding popularity seemingly overnight” Benjamin McCauley, Senior, expresses concerns about diminishing the importance of of artistic meaning and composition.

Today, musicians are boldly experimenting with various styles, resulting in captivating and genre-defying music. Hip-hop, R&B, Electronic, and even Rock elements have become increasingly common. this innovation not only enables artists to express themselves more authentically but also attracts more diverse listeners who appreciate the amalgamation of different genres.

“I love to see new fusions of music. A lot of my favorite music right now is a fusion. So to see it becoming well-liked is nice” – Danika Ivancic’s, Junior, opinion on the popularity of music fusion.

One exciting aspect of this trend is the emergence of captivating hybrids. Artists are reaching beyond the confines of traditional genres to create fresh compositions that defy categorization. For instance, we’ve witnessed a surge in artists blending rap with rock, soulful R&B with electronic beats, and pop with alternative influences. These bold experiments have breathed new life into the music industry and have resonated with audiences who seek something unique and boundary-pushing.

Another significant influence on recent music is trending on social media, particularly the platform TikTok. With its emphasis on short video content, TikTok has become a breeding ground for new music trends. One particular trend that has gained prominence is the use of sep-up music. Artists now release higher temp tracks specifically catered to TikTok users looking to create engaging content. These energized renditions have gained a crucial role in promoting both established and emerging artists.

As music becomes more fluid and genre boundaries blur, we can expect the trend of genre fusion to continue thriving. Artists will embrace experimentation even further and surprise us with new and innovative sounds. Additionally, platforms like TikTok will likely play a pivotal role in shaping future music trends, as they provide a space for artist to showcase their boundary-pushing creation to a vast audience.

“I think that music trends these days are inconsistent and meaningless. Today so many songs and music are used by TikTok and Instagram that trends can change in a day. Even though there is some great music you can find in these places I think it’s not something to take too seriously. Then again I see how it can be a way to express creativity and advertise what you do/like.” Brooke Adorable, Junior, said on why recent music tends not to appeal to her as how often trends come and go as well as recognizing the platform’s potential for creative expression and self-promotion.

“I think it can be positive honestly. It can give a wide variety and spread the word or song that the producer is trying to put out there. I cannot think of much better ways to share a song or anything because it makes things much easier to access and listen to” Teddy Chapel, Senior, said about how digital platforms have in a way revolutionized music, making it easily accessible.

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Harley Anderson
Harley Anderson, Staff Writer
Harley Anderson, junior, was born on November 11. Harley can be someone you could get along with, as she is friendly and social with others. She is open minded and can be someone you can depend on. Harley is also a hard-worker, as many things that she does in her daily routines in school show that. Harley is from Fountain Valley, Orange County, a city in California. Harley did not necessarily choose to go to SRA, but going here has had its benefits -- SRA may have helped her focus more, as you need this to thrive in this school. After getting through high school, Harley plans on going to community college, and complete the process to become an art teacher. If she could go to any concert rn she would want to see Deftones. Though this type of music is what she prefers, she is open-minded and would listen to any band.   
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    GrayNov 13, 2023 at 3:24 pm

    Literally! I love the mix but I agree that TikTok has harmed the heart put into music sometimes. It’s like the song Repeat Stuff by Bo Burnham