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Facts About Music Festivals in the United States
Streaming is one of the most important revenue streams for the music industry. In the United States, this accounts for a huge portion of overall industry revenue.
Aside from streaming, the physical sale of music is decreasing due to the popularity of platforms like Spotify. However, music festivals are one of the most popular ways to consume live music. They are held outdoors and usually have built-in crowds and other attractions.
In addition, music festivals are a great way to meet new people and build a fan base. Many festivals also offer scholarships and awards to talented performers. Moreover, they give a great opportunity to gain experience working with a band or a company.
Some festivals are for-profit events, while others are a charitable cause. Some events may be themed around national music, while other festivals take the form of a competition for composers.
The most popular music genres in the United States are pop, rock, R&B/Hip-Hop, and Latin. These genres have a wide range of listeners. They are influenced by historical events and popular musicians. In fact, pop is the most listened-to genre among US teenagers, followed by rock and R&B/Hip-Hop.
R&B/Hip-Hop grew 50% in the past 10 years. During the 80s, hip-hop dominated the charts. In the early 2000s, house music topped the charts.
The rise of electronic and techno pop led to the emergence of the house music genre. In 1989, the genre overtook pop-rock. During the 1990s, disco remained in the top spot.