Music video of Dustin Lynch and MacKenzie Porter performing “Thinking ‘Bout You” from “CMA Fest,” The Music Event of Summer. Relive #CMAfest – streaming now On Demand and on Hulu. “CMA Fest” aired Wednesday, August 3rd on ABC.
Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association (CMA) is the premier trade association of the Country Music industry. Representing professionals making a living in Country Music globally, the organization serves as a critical resource of support and information, honors excellence in the genre and provides a forum for industry leadership. CMA is dedicated to expanding Country Music around the world through a number of core programs and initiatives including the organization’s three annual television properties—the CMA Awards, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas,” all of which air on ABC. The organization’s philanthropic arm, the CMA Foundation, works tirelessly to provide equitable access to music education in order to create impactful change for students and teachers across the United States.
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Facts About Music Production
Music is one of the most important cultural forces of our time. It has inspired fans and artists, spawned rock stars, and has been the soundtrack of movies and cultural revolutions. Music has enthralled audiences, triggered congressional investigations, and made us dance. Whether we’re at a party, in the car, or in a club, music moves us in some way. Its impact is limitless and continues to evolve.
The late 1970s saw the rise of punk rock, an angst-fueled rebellion. Originating in New York, punk rock was influenced by the underground scene in Great Britain. Acts like Ramones, Patti Smith, Sex Pistols, The Clash, and Dead Kennedys defined this genre. While heavy metal isn’t as widespread as pop music, there are plenty of influences in popular culture.
Rock and roll began in the 1960s and grew into a broader genre. Generally, rock and roll bands consist of bass guitars, electric guitars, drums, and lead vocalists. Rock and roll songs are fast-paced and energetic. Early LA bands carved out their legacy on the Sunset Strip. In the 1970s, the punk rock movement began to take hold, spawning iconic bands such as Black Flag and X.
The era of the compact disc began to change when the technology for digital audio recording became popular. MP3 files, originally created for radio broadcasts, became widely available and quickly outsold the tape collection. This new technology enables a wide range of digital music formats, including audio files. Music lovers no longer have to worry about their CD collection falling apart. And it makes long car rides more enjoyable. And it continues to evolve today with the rise of portable devices, including smartphones.