The Music Genres List site covers many of the most popular styles of music, the site is becoming the definitive list of music genres on the Internet. 

1. Pop 

Pop music is the genre with the most mass appeal currently. The genre is specifically targeted at commercial success and can use any kind of instrumentation and musical qualities as long as the song is catchy, upbeat, and appealing to a large audience. The first signs of this style of music started to appear in the late 19th century.

 Sub-genres Art pop, dance-pop, orchestral pop, country pop, indie pop, bubblegum, Sunshine Pop, Surf Pop, Synthpop, Teen Pop, Traditional Pop Music, Turkish Pop, Vispop, Wonky Pop, Post-Disco, Progressive Pop are among the many subgenres of pop music. 

2. Rock Rock music originated in the United States around the 1950s, and due to its growing diversity to this day, it is still not possible to arrive at a concrete definition of the genre. However, rock music has a strong beat accompanied by simple tunes that are generally played or performed loudly by a small group of people, usually with electric guitars and drums. This is an extremely basic definition of rock music, as it is an exceptionally dynamic genre.

 Sub-genres Some subgenres of rock music are alternative rock, rock ‘n’ roll, blues rock, progressive rock, indie rock, punk rock, psychedelic rock, glam rock, roots rock, Britpop, folk rock, electronic rock, arena rock, funk rock, garage rock, space rock, soft rock, experimental rock, surf rock, and art rock. 

3. Soundtrack The soundtrack is not exactly a genre but a term used for a selection of songs that are featured in a film. These songs have become a category of their own, with increasingly high-quality music being composed and used in many movies that have generated large-scale appeal. These songs can be existing tracks that are licensed by the producers or original songs that are composed and written to fit the film’s story. “Soundtrack” can also refer to the commercial album released with a movie, as well as a collection of sound effects, music, and dialogue used in a movie.

 Sub-genres There are no subgenres for this type of music. However, there is also original music called “score” that is composed and recorded by a single composer, and sometimes more, especially for a film. It adheres to a strict timecode as it is composed to fit certain parts and the story of the film precisely. Orchestras usually perform film scores, however, the music for films these days can deviate from this norm. 

4. Rap and Hip-hop Rap music is a style that has rhythmic and rhyming speech, which is chanted to musical beats. The backing music can include digital sampling, which is music and sounds extracted from other recordings. It is also called hip-hop, a term that represents this type of music at large and includes rap, deejaying, graffiti painting, and break dancing. Rap originated in the African American communities of New York City around the 1970s. 

Sub-genres Old school, boom-bap, jazz rap, trap, mumble rap, rap rock, country trap, gangsta rap, crunk, emo rap, grime, UK drill, bounce, horrorcore, Latin trap, conscious hip-hop, Soundcloud rap, hyphy, Soundcloud rap, lo-fi hip-hop, G-funk, footwork, etc., are some styles of rap and hip-hop music. 

5. Electronic Dance Music Electronic dance music, known more commonly by its abbreviation EDM, typically has inorganic sounds and timbres. These sounds are often produced on cheap music equipment of the early 1980s, such as the 808 drum machine and the 303 bass synthesizer, or from samples of previous recordings. Although the style does include some instrumentation and singing, it is not the main focus of EDM. It is composed specifically for dancing; therefore, rhythm plays a vital role in most subgenres of EDM. 

Sub-genres House, techno, techno, dubstep, drum & bass, garage, grime, trap, hardstyle, moombahton, juke, breakbeat, downtempo, etc., are some of the most popular sub-genres of EDM, which further branch out into styles of their own.