Music video of Russell Dickerson performing “Love You Like I Used To” 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.
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The World of Music – Facts About Genres and Festivals
The world of music has been an important part of human culture for thousands of years. Music is not simply an entertainment form, but also a vital medium for cultural exchange and art. Music has become a multi-billion-dollar industry thanks to the increasing demand for music. This industry is comprised of several components, including production, distribution, publishing, live concerts, and album sales. Streaming has become a huge portion of the industry’s overall revenue, but physical music sales are dwindling.
Throughout history, music has been an important aspect of contests for artistic skill. The Pythian Games, held in the sixth century bc, included musical competitions, and the eisteddfod, a festival in Wales, began in the 12th century. In France, troubadours have held puys near Saumur, which has evolved into the Darmstadt festival. The International Society for Contemporary Music promotes contemporary and experimental works of music by presenting them at summer festivals.
In England, the first music festival was held in Westminster Abbey in 1790, and was the first festival to feature a non-Christian composer. The festival continued every year until 1936, and in 1899 the venue was the Crystal Palace. The Birmingham Festival, which started as a Handel festival, grew into a multi-genre event in the late 1800s. The festivals are known for their legendary performances, rowdy crowds, mud, and massive mosh pits.