Monday, August 10, 2015

Genre Research Project 99: Brill Building

Brill Building Pop refers to a style of Pop music that began in the late 1950s. The name Brill Building comes from a block of music publishing houses in New York City, where teams of professional writers worked to create the music, however, music in this style emanated from other places as well. It had a variety of influences including Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues and Tin Pan Alley pop, however, it was far more sophisticated and polished, as it often featured orchestras and large accompanying bands. Many of the most successful acts in this genre were teams of a singer and a producer. Brill Building fell out of favor when the British Invasion began, but it continues to influence popular music to this day.


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