HIVEWIRE #09: Nomenclature will fuel the next phase in the Emergence of New and Local Music Scenes
“Nomenclature”, the art of naming and labelling musical genres is an often overlooked factor that can make a traceable difference in the growth of these scenes and, therefore, can positively impact the culture.
Nomenclature's Impact: Nomenclature, the art of naming and labelling musical genres, can significantly influence the growth and recognition of music scenes, fostering connections and authenticity.
The Role of Scenes: Music scenes have played a pivotal role in shaping music landscapes, making music more relatable and accessible, from Punk to Hip-hop and beyond.
Culture Through Nomenclature: Genres like Jazz, Rock, Hip-hop, Electronic, and Classical have evolved into multifaceted ecosystems, giving rise to many subgenres, each unique. Nomenclature can capture the essence of a culture, transcending a genre into a cultural movement, as seen with scenes such as Amapiano and Desi Hip-hop.
Streaming's Transformative Role: Streaming platforms have democratised music distribution, enabling the revival of historical music cultures from emerging markets and connecting with global audiences.
Cultural Significance: Music genres and subgenres reflect the heritage, history, and social contexts of their origins, becoming cultural ambassadors on the global stage. Nomenclature empowers local music scenes to embrace their regional influences, fuse them with contemporary sounds, and communicate their unique identities.
Gateway to Music Discovery: Nomenclature serves as a gateway to music discovery, guiding audiences to sounds that resonate with their personal preferences in a world of vast musical libraries.