Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:29 am
I perform pop music: I am a pop musician. I am quite unusual in my particular field - live music in pubs etc - playing pop as most live pub music is rock, jazz or blues. Whether this could be down to 'pop' acts not offering their demos to pub landlords I don't know. As with any genre or era of music, there will always be real gems that live forever as well as total crap that will appear, have its five minutes and then fade into oblivion. Pop shouldn't be a dirty word here or anywhere else: I like playing pop music and have no desire to be a rocker, bluesist, jazzer or folkie.
Ps Culture Club sold millions of records in their day; truly popular pop music.