Popular Culture: Pop Culture And The Music Industry

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Pop Culture Popular culture or pop culture means different things to different people. The term is versatile (Delaney 2016). Popularity, the condition of being liked, admired, or supported, is no less fluid because of the ways in which individuals in different places and at different times find particular ideas or people appealing. However, by considering how and why people respond to icons of popular culture, we can deduce various things about how culture functions more broadly and how culture relates to other aspects of society, such as political, social, and even economic forces. Although several people in recent years have attained pop culture status, the singer-songwriter Adele is among the most striking in relation to this idea. The record sales of her music, in particular, defies most trends of the twenty-first century music industry where people are less inclined to…show more content…
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