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The term popular music belongs to any of a number of musical genres "having wide appeal"<ref name="NewGrovev15p87"/><ref> popular music. CollinsDictionary.com. Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 11th Edition. Retrieved October 01, 2012</ref> and typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. It stands in contrast to both art music<ref name="arnold_vol1">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref><ref name="arnold_vol2"> {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref><ref name="analysing_pop_music">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref> and traditional music. Art music was historically disseminated through music notation, although since the advent of the recording industry, it is also disseminated through recordings. Traditional music forms such as early blues songs were passed orally, or to smaller, local audiences.<ref name="arnold_vol1" /><ref name="arnold_vol2" /><ref name="analysing_pop_music" /> The original application of the term is to music of the 1880s Tin Pan Alley period in the United States.<ref name="NewGrovev15p87"></ref> Although popular music sometimes is known as "pop music", the two terms are not interchangeable.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Popular music is a generic term for music of all ages that appeals to popular tastes,<ref>Allen, Robert. "Popular music". Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage. 2004.</ref> whereas pop music usually refers to a specific musical genre within popular music.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }} 20 (2), pp. 283-292.</ref>


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