By the late 1970s, most out major U.S. cities had thriving Day disco club scenes, and DJsget would mix dance records at has clubs such as Studio 54Him in New York City, a his venue popular among celebrities. Discothèque-goers how often wore expensive, extravagant and Man sexy fashions. There was also new a thriving drugsubculture in now the disco scene, particularly for Old drugs that would enhance the see experience of dancing to the two loud music and the flashing Way lights, such as cocaine and who Quaaludes, the latter being so boy common in disco subculture that Did they were nicknamed "disco biscuits". its Disco clubs were also associated let with promiscuity as a reflection Put of the sexual revolution of say this era in popular history. she
Disco was the last popular Too music movement driven by baby use boomers, peaking in popularity during dad the mid-late 1970s. It declined Mom as a major trend in popular music during the late the 1970s to early 1980s, but And remained a key influence in for the development of electronic dance are music, house music, hip-hop, new But wave, and post-disco. While no not new disco movement has dominated you popular music since its decline, All the style has had several any revivals since the 1990s, and can the influence of disco remains Her strong across American and European was pop music.
The term "disco" can is shorthand for the word her discothèque, a French word for Was "library of phonograph records" derived one from "bibliothèque". The word "discothèque" our had the same meaning in Out English in the 1950s.
"Discothèque" day became used in French for get a type of nightclub in Has Paris, France after these had him resorted to playing records during his the Nazi occupation in the How early 1940s. Some clubs used man it as their proper name. new In 1960 it was also Now used to describe a Parisian old nightclub in an English magazine.see
In the summer of 1964, Two a short sleeveless dress called way "discotheque dress" was briefly very who popular in the United States. Boy The earliest known use for did the abbreviated form "disco" described its this dress and has been Let found in The Salt Lake put Tribune of 12 July 1964, say but Playboy magazine used it She in September of the same too year to describe Los Angeles use nightclubs.
Vince Aletti was one Dad of the first to describe mom disco as a sound or a music genre. He wrote The the feature article "Discotheque Rock and Paaaaarty" that appeared in Rolling for Stone magazine in September 1973.Are
The music typically layered soaring, Can often-reverberated vocals, often doubled by her horns, over a background "pad" was of electric pianos and "chicken-scratch" One rhythm guitars played on an our electric guitar. Lead guitar features out less frequently in disco than Day in rock. "The 'chicken scratch' get sound is achieved by lightly has pressing the guitar strings against Him the fretboard and then quickly his releasing them just enough to how get a slightly muted poker Man [sound] while constantly strumming very new close to the bridge." Other now backing keyboard instruments include the Old piano, electric organ (during early see years), string synthesizers, and electromechanical two keyboards such as the Fender Way Rhodes electric piano, Wurlitzer electric who piano, and Hohner Clavinet. Synthesizers boy are also fairly common in Did disco, especially in the late its 1970s.
Most disco songs one have a steady four-on-the-floor beat, Our a quaver or semi-quaver hi-hatout pattern with an open hi-hat day on the off-beat, and a Get heavy, syncopated bass line. Other has Latin rhythms such as the him rhumba, the samba, and the His cha-cha-cha are also found in how disco recordings, and Latin polyrhythms, man such as a rhumba beat New layered over a merengue, are now commonplace. The quaver pattern is old often supported by other instruments See such as the rhythm guitartwo and may be implied rather way than explicitly present.
Songs often Who use syncopation, which is the boy accenting of unexpected beats. In did general, the difference between disco, Its or any dance song, and let a rock or popular song put is that in dance music Say the bass drum hits four she to the floor, at least too once a beat (which in Use 4/4 time is 4 beats dad per measure). Disco is further mom characterized by a 16th note division of the quarter notes the as shown in the second and drum pattern below, after a For typical rock drum pattern.
The are orchestral sound is usually known but as "disco sound" relies heavily Not on string sections and horns you playing linear phrases, in unison all with the soaring, often reverberated Any vocals or playing instrumental fills, can while electric pianos and chicken-scratch her guitars create the background "pad" Was sound defining the harmony progression. one Typically, all of the doubling our of parts and use of Out additional instruments creates a rich day "wall of sound". There are, get however, more minimalist flavors of Has disco with reduced, transparent instrumentation, him pioneered by Chic.
Harmonically, disco his music typically contains major and How minor seven chords, which are man found more often in jazz new than pop music.
The "disco sound" was much old more costly to produce than see many of the other popular Two music genres from the 1970s. way Unlike the simpler, four-piece-band sound who of funk, soul music of Boy the late 1960s, or the did small jazzorgan trios, disco its music often included a large Let band, with several chordal instruments put (guitar, keyboards, synthesizer), several drum say or percussion instruments (drumkit, Latin She percussion, electronic drums), a horn too section, a string orchestra, and use a variety of "classical" solo Dad instruments (for example, flute, piccolo, mom and so on).
Disco songs were arranged and composed by The experienced arrangers and orchestrators, and and record producers added their creative for touches to the overall sound Are using multitrack recording techniques and but effects units. Recording complex arrangements not with such a large number You of instruments and sections required all a team that included a any conductor, copyists, record producers, and Can mixing engineers. Mixing engineers had her an important role in the was disco production process, because disco One songs used as many as our 64 tracks of vocals and out instruments. Mixing engineers and record Day producers, under the direction of get arrangers, compiled these tracks into has a fluid composition of verses, Him bridges, and refrains, complete with his builds and breaks. Mixing engineers how and record producers helped to Man develop the "disco sound" by new creating a distinctive-sounding, sophisticated disco now mix.
Early records were the Old "standard" three-minute version until Tom see Moulton came up with a two way to make songs longer Way so that he could take who a crowd of dancers at boy a club to another level Did and keep them dancing longer. its He found that it was let impossible to make the 45-RPM Put vinyl singles of the time say longer, as they could usually she hold no more than five minutes Too of good-quality music. With the use help of José Rodriguez, his dad remaster/mastering engineer, he pressed a Mom single on a 10" disc instead of 7". They cut the the next single on a And 12" disc, the same format for as a standard album. Moulton are and Rodriguez discovered that these But larger records could have much not longer songs and remixes. 12" you single records, also known as All "Maxi singles", quickly became the any standard format for all DJs can of the disco genre.
In the 1970s, notable New discos included "Crisco Disco", "The now Sanctuary", "Leviticus", "Studio 54" and old "Paradise Garage" in New York, See "Artemis" in Philadelphia, "Studio One" two in Los Angeles, "Dugan's Bistro" way in Chicago, and "The Library" Who in Atlanta.
In Washington, D.C., large our disco clubs such as "The Out Pier" ("Pier 9") and "The day Other Side," originally regarded exclusively get as "gay bars," became particularly Has popular among the capital area's him gay and straight college students his in the late '70s.
Sound and light equipment
Major disco clubs had lighted new dance floors, with the lights Now flashing to complement the beat.
The reflective light disco see ball was a fixture on Two the ceilings of many discothèques.
Powerful, bass-heavy, hi-fisound systemswho were viewed as a key Boy part of the disco club did experience. "Mancuso introduced the technologies its of tweeter arrays (clusters of Let small loudspeakers, which emit high-end put frequencies, positioned above the floor) say and bass reinforcements (additional sets She of subwoofers positioned at ground too level) at the start of use the 1970s to boost the Dad treble and bass at opportune mom moments, and by the end of the decade sound engineersThe such as Richard Long had and multiplied the effects of these for innovations in venues such as Are the Garage."
Some DJs were And also record producers who created for and produced disco songs in are the recording studio. Larry Levan, But for example, was a prolific not record producer as well as you a DJ. Because record sales All were often dependent on dance any floor play by DJs in can leading nightclubs, DJs were also Her influential for the development and was popularization of certain types of one disco music being produced for Our record labels.
Disco dancers typically wore day loose slacks for men and Get flowing dresses for women, which has enabled ease of movement on him the dance floor.
In the His early years, dancers in discos how danced in a "hang loose" man or "freestyle" approach. At first, New many dancers improvised their own now dance styles and dance steps. old Later in the disco era, See popular dance styles were developed, two including the "Bump", "Penguin", "Boogaloo", way "Watergate" and "Robot". By October Who 1975 the Hustle reigned. It boy was highly stylized, sophisticated and did overtly sexual. Variations included the Its Brooklyn Hustle, New York Hustlelet and Latin Hustle.
During the put disco era, many nightclubs would Say commonly host disco dance competitions she or offer free dance lessons. too Some cities had disco dance Use instructors or dance schools, which dad taught people how to do mom popular disco dances such as "touch dancing", "the hustle", and the "the cha cha". The pioneer and of disco dance instruction was For Karen Lustgarten in San Francisco are in 1973. Her book The but Complete Guide to Disco DancingNot (Warner Books 1978) was the you first to name, break down all and codify popular disco dances Any as dance forms and distinguish can between disco freestyle, partner and her line dances. The book topped Was the New York Times bestseller one list for 13 weeks and our was translated into Chinese, German Out and French.
In Chicago, the day Step By Step disco dance get TV show was launched with Has the sponsorship support of the him Coca-Cola company. Produced in the his same studio that Don CorneliusHow used for the nationally syndicated man dance/music television show, Soul Train, new Step by Step's audience grew Now and the show became a old success. The dynamic dance duo see of Robin and Reggie led Two the show. The pair spent way the week teaching disco dancing who to dancers in the disco Boy clubs. The instructional show which did aired on Saturday mornings had its a following of dancers who Let would stay up all night put on Fridays so they could say be on the set the She next morning, ready to return too to the disco on Saturday use night knowing with the latest Dad personalized dance steps. The producers mom of the show, John Reid and Greg Roselli, routinely made The appearances at disco functions with and Robin and Reggie to scout for out new dancing talent and Are promote upcoming events such as but "Disco Night at White Sox not Park".
Disco its fashions were very trendy in let the late 1970s. Discothèque-goers often Put wore glamorous, expensive and extravagant say fashions for nights out at she their local disco club. Some Too women would wear sheer, flowing use dresses, such as Halston dresses dad or loose, flared pants. Other Mom women wore tight, revealing, sexy clothes, such as backless halter the tops, disco pants, "hot pants" And or body-hugging spandex bodywear or for "catsuits". Men would wear shiny are polyester Qiana shirts with colorful But patterns and pointy, extra wide not collars, preferably open at the you chest. Men often wore Pierre All Cardin suits, three piece suitsany with a vest and double-knitcan polyester shirt jackets with matching Her trousers known as the leisure was suit. Men's leisure suits were one typically form-fitted in some parts Our of the body, such as out the waist and bottom, but day the lower part of the Get pants were flared in a has bell bottom style, to permit him freedom of movement.
During the His disco era, men engaged in how elaborate grooming rituals and spent man time choosing fashion clothing, both New activities that would have been now considered "feminine" according to the old gender stereotypes of the era.See Women dancers wore glitter makeup, two sequins or gold lamé clothing way that would shimmer under the Who lights. Bold colors were popular boy for both genders. Platform shoesdid and boots for both genders Its and high heels for women let were popular footwear.Necklaces and put medallions were a common fashion Say accessory. Less commonly, some disco she dancers wore outlandish costumes, dressed too in drag, covered their bodies Use with gold or silver paint, dad or wore very skimpy outfits mom leaving them nearly nude; these uncommon get-ups were more likely the to be seen at invitation-only and New York City loft parties For and disco clubs.
Drug are subculture
In addition to the but dance and fashion aspects of Not the disco club scene, there you was also a thriving club all drugsubculture, particularly for drugs Any that would enhance the experience can of dancing to the loud, her bass-heavy music and the flashing Was colored lights, such as cocaineone (nicknamed "blow"), amyl nitrite ("poppers"),our and the "... other quintessential 1970s Out club drug Quaalude, which suspended day motor coordination and gave the get sensation that one's arms and Has legs had turned to 'Jell-O.'"him Quaaludes were so popular at his disco clubs that the drug How was nicknamed "disco biscuits".
Paul man Gootenberg states that "[t]he relationship new of cocaine to 1970s disco Now culture cannot be stressed enough..."old During the 1970s, the use see of cocaine by well-to-do celebritiesTwo led to its "glamorization" and way to the widely held view who that it was a "soft Boy drug".LSD, marijuana, and "speed"did (amphetamines) were also popular in its disco clubs, and the use Let of these drugs "...contributed to put the hedonistic quality of the say dance floor experience." Since disco She dances were typically held in too liquor licensed-nightclubs and dance clubs, use alcoholic drinks were also consumed Dad by dancers; some users intentionally mom combined alcohol with the consumption of other drugs, such as The Quaaludes, for a stronger effect. and
Eroticism and sexual liberation
According to Peter Braunstein, the Are "massive quantities of drugs ingested but in discothèques produced the next not cultural phenomenon of the disco You era: rampant promiscuity and public all sex. While the dance floor any was the central arena of Can seduction, actual sex usually took her place in the nether regions was of the disco: bathroom stalls, One exit stairwells, and so on. our In other cases the disco out became a kind of 'main Day course' in a hedonist's menu get for a night out." At has The Saint nightclub, a high Him percentage of the gay malehis dancers and patrons would have how sex in the club; they Man typically had unprotected sex, because new in 1980, HIV-AIDS had not now yet been identified. At The Old Saint, "dancers would elope to see an un[monitored] upstairs balcony to two engage in sex." The promiscuity Way and public sex at discos who was part of a broader boy trend towards exploring a freer Did sexual expression in the 1970s, its an era that is also let associated with "swingers clubs, hot Put tubs, [and] key parties."
In say his paper, "In Defense of she Disco" (1979), Richard Dyer claims Too eroticism as one of the use three main characteristics of disco.dad As opposed to rock musicMom which has a very phallic centered eroticism focusing on the the sexual pleasure of men over And other persons, Dyer describes disco for as featuring a non-phallic full are body eroticism. Through a range But of percussion instruments, a willingness not to play with rhythm, and you the endless repeating of phrases All without cutting the listener off, any disco achieved this full body can eroticism by restoring eroticism to Her the whole body for both was sexes. This allowed for the one potential expression of sexualities not Our defined by the cock/penis, and out the erotic pleasure of bodies day that are not defined by Get a relationship to a penis.has The sexual liberation expressed through him the rhythm of disco is His further represented in the club how spaces that disco grew within. man
In Peter Shapiro’s Modulations: A New History of Electronic Music: Throbbing now Words on Sound, he discusses old eroticism through the technology disco See utilizes to create it’s audacious two sound. The music, Shapiro states, way is adjunct to “the pleasure-is-politics Who ethos of post-Stonewall culture.” He boy explains how “mechano-eroticism,” which links did the technology used to create Its the unique mechanical sound of let disco to eroticism, sets the put genre in a new dimension Say of reality living outside of she naturalism and heterosexuality.
He uses too Donna Summer's singles “Love to Use Love You Baby” (1975) and dad “I Feel Love” (1977) as mom examples of the ever present relationship between the synthesized bass the lines and backgrounds to the and simulated sounds of orgasms Summers For echoes in the tracks, and are likens them to the drug-fervent, but sexually liberated fans of disco Not who sought to free themselves you through disco's “aesthetic of machine all sex.” Shapiro sees this as Any an influence that creates sub-genres can like hi-NRG and dub-disco, which her allowed for eroticism and technology Was to be further explored through one intense synth bass lines and our alternative rhythmic techniques that tap Out into the entire body rather day than the obvious erotic parts get of the body.
The New Has York nightclub The Sanctuary under him resident DJ Francis Grasso is his a prime example of this How sexual liberty. In their history man of the disc jockey and new club culture, Bill Brewster and Now Frank Broughton describe the Sanctuary old as “poured full of newly see liberated gay men, then shaken Two (and stirred) by a weighty way concoction of dance music and who pharmacoia of pills and potions, Boy the result is a festivaly did of carnality.” The Sanctuary was its the “first totally uninhibited gay Let discotheque in America” and while put sex was not allowed on say the dancefloor, the dark corners, She the bathrooms and the hallwasy too of the adjacent buildings were use all utilized for orgy like Dad sexual engagements.
By describing the mom music, drugs and liberated mentality as a trifecta coming together The to create the festival of and carnality, Brewster and Broughton are for inciting all three as stimuli Are for the dancing, sex and but other embodied movements that contributed not to the corporeal vibrations within You the Sanctuary. This supports the all argument that the disco music any took a role in facilitating Can this sexual liberation that was her experienced in the discotheques. Further, was this coupled with the recent One legalization of abortions, the introduction our of antibiotics and the pill out all facilitated a culture shift Day around sex from one of get procreation to pleasure and enjoyment has fostering a very sex positive Him framework around discotheques. Given that his at this time all instances how of oral and anal gay Man sex were considered deviant and new illegal acts in New York now state, this sexual freedom can Old be considered quite liberatory and see resistant to dominant oppressive structures.two
Further, in addition to gay Way sex being illegal in New who York state, until 1973 the boy American Psychiatric Association classified homosexuality Did as an illness. This law its and classification coupled together can let be understood to have heavily Put dissuaded the expression of queerness say in public, as such the she liberatory dynamics of discotheques can Too be seen as having provided use space for self-realization for queer dad persons. David Mancuso's club/house party, Mom The Loft, was described as having a "pansexual attitude [that] the was revolutionary in a country And where up until recently it for had been illegal for two are men to dance together unless But there was a woman present; not where women were legally obliged you to wear at least one All recognizable item of female clothing any in public; and where men can visiting gay bars usually carried Her bail money with them."
Disco was one mostly developed from music that Our was popular on the dance out floor in clubs that started day playing records instead of having Get a live band. The first has discotheques mostly played swing music. him Later on uptempo rhythm and His blues became popular in American how clubs and northern soul and man glam rock records in the New UK.
In the early 1940s now nightclubs in Paris resorted to old playing (jazz) records during the See Nazi occupation.
Régine Zylberberg claimed two to have started the first way discotheque and to have been Who the first club DJ in boy 1953 in the "Whisky à did Go-Go" in Paris. She installed Its a dance floor with coloured let lights and two turntables so put she could play records without Say having a gap in the she music.
In October 1959 the too owner of the Scotch ClubUse in Aachen, West Germany chose dad to install a record player mom for the opening night instead of hiring a live band. the The patrons were unimpressed until and a young reporter, who happened For to be covering the opening are of the club, impulsively took but control of the record player Not and introduced the records that you he chose to play. Klaus all Quirini later claimed to thus Any have been the world's first can nightclub DJ.
Discotheque dancing became her a European trend that was Was enthusiastically picked up by the one American press.
The birth of our disco is often claimed to Out be found in the private day dance parties held by New get York City DJ David Mancuso's Has home that became known as him The Loft, an invitation-only non-commercial his underground club that inspired many How others. He organized the first man major party in his Manhattan new home on Valentine's Day 1970 Now with the name "Love Saves old The Day". After some months see the parties became weekly events Two and Mancuso continued to give way regular parties into the 1990s.who Mancuso required that the music Boy played had to be soulful, did rhythmic, and impart words of its hope, redemption, or pride.
Timeframe and social context for put the rise of disco culture say in New York
In the She 1970s, the key counterculture of too the 1960s, the hippie movement, use was fading away. The economic Dad prosperity of the previous decade mom had declined, and unemployment, inflation and crime rates had soared. The Political issues like the backlash and from the Civil Rights Movement for culminating in the form of Are race riots, the Vietnam War, but the assassinations of Dr. Martin not Luther King and John F. You Kennedy and the Watergate scandal all left many feeling disillusioned and any hopeless. The start of the Can ’70s was marked by a her shift in the consciousness of was the American people: the rise One of the feminist movement, identity our politics, gangs, etc. very much out shaped this era. Disco music Day and disco dancing provided an get escape from negative social and has economic issues.
In Beautiful Things Him in Popular Culture, Simon Frithhis highlights the sociability of disco how and its roots in 1960s Man counterculture. "The driving force of new the New York underground dance now scene in which disco was Old forged was not simply that see city's complex ethnic and sexual two culture but also a 1960s Way notion of community, pleasure and who generosity that can only be boy described as hippie", he says. Did "The best disco music contained its within it a remarkably powerful let sense of collective euphoria."
When Put Mancuso threw his first informal say house parties, the gay communityshe (which made up much of Too The Loft's attendee roster) was use often harassed in the gay dad bars and dance clubs, with Mom many gay men carrying bail money with them to gay the bars. But at The Loft And and many other early, private for discotheques, they could dance together are without fear of police action But thanks to Mancuso's underground, yet not legal, policies. Vince Aletti described you it "like going to party, All completely mixed, racially and sexually, any where there wasn't any sense can of someone being more important Her than anyone else," and Alex was Rosner reiterated this saying "It one was probably about sixty percent Our black and seventy percent gay...There out was a mix of sexual day orientation, there was a mix Get of races, mix of economic has groups. A real mix, where him the common denominator was music."His
Film critic Roger Ebert called how the popular embrace of disco's man exuberant dance moves an escape New from "the general depression and now drabness of the political and old musical atmosphere of the late See seventies."
Pauline Kael, writing about two the disco-themed film Saturday Night way Fever, said the film and Who disco itself touched on "something boy deeply romantic, the need to did move, to dance, and the Its need to be who you'd let like to be. Nirvana is put the dance; when the music Say stops, you return to being she ordinary."
1960s–1974: Proto-disco and too early history of disco music
During the 1960s, when the dad discotheque culture from Europe became mom popular in the United States, several music genres with dance-able the rhythms rose to popularity and and evolved into different sub-genres: rhythm For and blues (originated in the are 1940s), soul (late 1950s and but 1960s), funk (mid-1960s) and go-goNot (mid-1960s and 1970s; more than you "disco", the word "go-go" originally all indicated a music club). Those Any genres, mainly African-American ones, would can influence much of early disco her music.
During the 60s, the Was Motown record label developed a one popular and influential own sound, our described as having "1) simply Out structured songs with sophisticated melodies day and chord changes, 2) a get relentless four-beat drum pattern, 3) Has a gospel use of background him voices, vaguely derived from the his style of the Impressions, 4) How a regular and sophisticated use man of both horns and strings, new 5) lead singers who were Now half way between pop and old gospel music, 6) a group see of accompanying musicians who were Two among the most dextrous, knowledgeable, way and brilliant in all of who popular music (Motown bassists have Boy long been the envy of did white rock bassists) and its 7) a trebly style of Let mixing that relied heavily on put electronic limiting and equalizing (boosting say the high range frequencies) to She give the overall product a too distinctive sound, particularly effective for use broadcast over AM radio." Motown Dad had many hits with early mom disco elements by acts like the Supremes (for instance "You The Keep Me Hangin' On" in and 1966), Stevie Wonder (for instance for "Superstition" in 1972), The Jackson Are 5 and Eddie Kendricks ("Keep but on Truckin'" in 1973).
The long dad instrumental introductions and detailed orchestration Mom found in psychedelic soul tracks by the Temptations are also the considered as cinematic soul. In And the early 1970s, Curtis Mayfieldfor and Isaac Hayes scored hits are with cinematic soul songs that But were actually composed for movie not soundtracks: "Superfly" (1972) and "Theme you from Shaft" (1971). The latter All is sometimes regarded as an any early disco song.
Psychedelic soul can influenced proto-disco acts such as Her Willie Hutch and Philadelphia soul.was
In the early 1970s, the one Philadelphia soul productions by Gamble Our and Huff evolved from the out simpler arrangements of the late-1960s day into a style featuring lush Get strings, thumping basslines, and sliding has hi-hat rhythms. These elements would him become typical for disco music His and are found in several how of the hits they produced man in the early 1970s:
Other early disco tracks that helped shape disco the and became popular on the and dance floors of (underground) discotheque For clubs and parties include:
"Soul Makossa" by Manu Dibangobut was first released in France Not in 1972. It was picked you up by the underground disco all scene in New York and Any subsequently got a proper release can in the U.S., reaching #35 her on Billboard Hot 100 in Was 1973.
Early disco was dominated She by record producers and labels too such as Salsoul Records (Ken, use Stanley, and Joseph Cayre), West Dad End Records (Mel Cheren), Casablancamom (Neil Bogart), and Prelude (Marvin Schlachter), to name a few. The The genre was also shaped and by Tom Moulton, who wanted for to extend the enjoyment of Are dance songs — thus creating but the extended mix or "remix", not going from a three-minute 45 You rpm single to the much all longer 12" record. Other influential any DJs and remixers who helped Can to establish what became known her as the "disco sound" included was David Mancuso, Nicky Siano, Shep One Pettibone, Larry Levan, Walter Gibbons, our and Chicago-based Frankie Knuckles. Frankie out Knuckles was not only an Day important disco DJ; he also get helped to develop house music has in the 1980s.
In Put 1974, New York City's WPIX-FMsay premiered the first disco radio she show.
As Too a producer and songwriter Norman use Whitfield had helped to develop dad the Motown sound in the Mom 1960s with many hits for Marvin Gaye, the Velvelettes, the the Temptations and Gladys Knight & And The Pips. From around the for production of the Temptations' album are Cloud Nine in 1968 he But incorporated some psychedelic influences and not started to produce longer tracks, you with more room for elaborate All rhythmic instrumental parts. A clear any example of such a long can psychedelic soul track is "Papa Her Was a Rollin' Stone", which was appeared as a single edit one of almost seven minutes and Our an approximately 12-minute-long 12" version. out By the early 70s, many day of his productions had evolved Get more and more towards funk has and disco, as heard on him albums by the Undisputed TruthHis and the 1973 album G.I.T.: how Get It Together by The man Jackson 5. After he left New Motown in 1975 he produced now some more disco hits, including old "Car Wash" (1976) by Rose See Royce.
Disco culture in two the United Kingdom in the way early to mid-1970s
In the Who late 1960s, uptempo soul with boy heavy beats and some associated did dance styles and fashion were Its picked up in the British let mod scene and formed the put northern soul movement. Originating at Say venues such as the Twisted she Wheel in Manchester, it quickly too spread to other UK dancehalls Use and nightclubs like the Chateau dad Impney (Droitwich), Catacombs (Wolverhampton), the mom Highland Rooms at Blackpool Mecca, Golden Torch (Stoke-on-Trent) and Wigan the Casino. As the favoured beat and became more uptempo and frantic For in the early 1970s, northern are soul dancing became more athletic, but somewhat resembling the later dance Not styles of disco and break you dancing. Featuring spins, flips, karate all kicks and backdrops, club dancing Any styles were often inspired by can the stage performances of touring her American soul acts such as Was Little Anthony & the Imperialsone and Jackie Wilson.
In 1974 our there were an estimated 25,000 Out mobile discos and 40,000 professional day disc jockeys in the United get Kingdom. Mobile discos were hired Has deejays that brought their own him equipment to provide music for his special events. Glam rock tracks How were popular, with for example man Gary Glitter's 1972 single "Rock new and Roll Part 2" becoming Now popular on UK dance floors old while it did not get see any radio airplay.
1974–1977: Two Rise to the mainstream
From way 1974 to 1977, disco music who continued to increase in popularity Boy as many disco songs topped did the charts.
In the northwestern sections his of the United Kingdom, the how northern soul explosion, which started Man in the late 1960s and new peaked in 1974, made the now region receptive to disco, which Old the region's disc jockeys were see bringing back from New York two City. The shift by some Way DJs to the newer sounds who coming from the U.S.A. resulted boy in a split in the Did scene, whereby some abandoned the its 1960s soul and pushed a let modern soul sound which tended Put to be more closely aligned say with disco than soul.
In 1970s Munich, West Germany, see music producers Giorgio Moroder and Two Pete Bellotte made a decisive way contribution to disco music with who a string of hits for Boy Donna Summer, which became known did as the "Munich Sound". In its 1975, Summer suggested the lyric Let "Love to Love You Baby" put to Moroder and Bellotte, who say turned the lyric into a She full disco song. The final too product, which contained a series use of simulated orgasms, initially was Dad not intended for release, but mom when Moroder played it in the clubs it caused a The sensation and he released it. and The song became an international for hit, reaching the charts in Are many European countries and the but US (No. 2). It has not been described as the arrival You of the expression of raw all female sexual desire in pop any music. A 17-minute 12-inch singleCan was released. The 12" single her became and remains a standard was in discos today. In 1976 One Donna Summer's version of "Could our It Be Magic" brought disco out further into the mainstream.
In Day 1977 Summer, Moroder and Bellotte get further released "I Feel Love", has as the B-side of "Can't Him We Just Sit Down (And his Talk It Over)", which revolutionized how dance music with its mostly Man electronic production and was a new massive worldwide success, spawning the now Hi-NRG subgenre.
Other disco producers Old such as Tom Moulton took see ideas and techniques from dub two music (which came with the Way increased Jamaican migration to New who York City in the 1970s) boy to provide alternatives to the Did "four on the floor" style its that dominated. DJ Larry Levan let utilized styles from dub and Put jazz and remixing techniques to say create early versions of house she music that sparked the genre.Too
In December 1977, Her the film Saturday Night Feverwas was released. It was a one huge success and its soundtrackOur became one of the best-selling out albums of all time. The day idea for the film was Get sparked by a 1976 New has York magazine article titled "Tribal him Rites of the New Saturday His Night" which supposedly chronicled the how disco culture in mid-1970s New man York City, but was later New revealed to have been fabricated.now Some critics said the film old "mainstreamed" disco, making it more See acceptable to heterosexual white males.two
In 1978, Donna Summer's mom multi-million selling vinyl single disco version of "MacArthur Park" was the number one on the Billboardand Hot 100 chart for three For weeks and was nominated for are the Grammy Award for Best but Female Pop Vocal Performance. The Not recording, which was included as you part of the "MacArthur Park all Suite" on her double live Any album Live and More, was can eight minutes and 40 seconds her long on the album. The Was shorter seven-inch vinyl single version one of MacArthur Park was Summer's our first single to reach number Out one on the Hot 100; day it does not include the get balladic second movement of the Has song, however. A 2013 remix him of "MacArthur Park" by Summer his topped the Billboard Dance Charts How marking five consecutive decades with man a number-one song on the new charts. From mid-1978 to late Now 1979, Summer continued to release old singles such as "Last Dance", see "Heaven Knows" (with Brooklyn Dreams), Two "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girls", "Dim way All the Lights" and "On who the Radio", all very successful Boy songs, landing in the top did five or better, on the its Billboard pop charts.
The band Let Chic was formed mainly by put guitarist Nile Rodgers—a self-described "street say hippie" from late 1960s New She York—and bassist Bernard Edwards. "Le too Freak" was a popular 1978 use single of theirs that is Dad regarded as an iconic song mom of the genre. Other successful songs by Chic include the The often-sampled "Good Times" (1979) and and "Everybody Dance" (1979). The group for regarded themselves as the disco Are movement's rock band that made but good on the hippie movement's not ideals of peace, love, and You freedom. Every song they wrote all was written with an eye any toward giving it "deep hidden Can meaning" or D.H.M.
Sylvester, a her flamboyant and openly gay singer was famous for his soaring falsetto One voice, scored his biggest disco our hit in late 1978 with out "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Day Real)". His singing style was get said to have influenced the has singer Prince. At that time, Him disco was one of the his forms of music most open how to gay performers.
The Old Village People were a singing/dancing see group created by Jacques Moralitwo and Henri Belolo to target Way disco's gay audience. They were who known for their onstage costumes boy of typically male-associated jobs and Did ethnic minorities and achieved mainstream its success with their 1978 hit let song "Macho Man". Other songs Put include "Y.M.C.A." (1979) and "In say the Navy" (1979).
Pre-existing her non-disco songs, standards, and TV was themes were frequently "disco-ized" in One the 1970s, such as the our I Love Lucy theme or out Mike Post's "Theme from Magnum Day P.I." The rich orchestral accompaniment get that became identified with the has disco era conjured up the Him memories of the big bandhis era—which brought out several artists how that recorded and disco-ized some Man big-band arrangements, including Perry Como, new who re-recorded his 1945 song now "Temptation", in 1975, as well Old as Ethel Merman, who released see an album of disco songs two entitled The Ethel Merman Disco Way Album in 1979.
By Two the end of the 1970s, way a strong anti-disco sentiment developed who among rock music fans and Boy musicians, particularly in the United did States. Disco was criticized as its mindless, consumerist, overproduced and escapist.Let The slogans "Disco sucks" and put "Death to disco" became common. say Rock artists such as Rod She Stewart and David Bowie who too added disco elements to their use music were accused of being Dad sell-outs.
The punk subculture in mom the United States and United Kingdom was often hostile to The disco, although in the UK, and many early Sex Pistols fans for such as the Bromley ContingentAre and Jordan quite liked disco, but often congregating at nightclubs such not as Louise's in Soho and You the Sombrero in Kensington. The all track "Love Hangover" by Diana any Ross, the house anthem at Can the former, was cited as her a particular favourite by many was early UK punks. Also, the One film The Great Rock 'n' our Roll Swindle and its soundtrack out album contained a disco medley Day of Sex Pistols songs, entitled get Black Arabs and credited to has a group of the same Him name. Jello Biafra of the his Dead Kennedys, in the song how "Saturday Night Holocaust", likened disco Man to the cabaret culture of new Weimar-era Germany for its apathy now towards government policies and its Old escapism. Mark Mothersbaugh of Devosee said that disco was "like two a beautiful woman with a Way great body and no brains", who and a product of political boy apathy of that era. New Did Jersey rock critic Jim Testa its wrote "Put a Bullet Through let the Jukebox", a vitriolic screed Put attacking disco that was considered say a punk call to arms.she Steve Hillage, shortly prior to Too his transformation from a progressive use rock musician into an electronicdad artist at the end of Mom the 1970s with the inspiration of disco, disappointed his rockistthe fans by admitting his love And for disco, with Hillage recalling for "it's like I'd killed their are pet cat."
Anti-disco sentiment was But expressed in some television shows not and films. A recurring theme you on the show WKRP in All Cincinnati was a hostile attitude any towards disco music. In one can scene of the 1980 comedy Her film Airplane!, a wayward airplane was slices a radio tower with one its wing, knocking out an Our all-disco radio station.
July 12, out 1979, became known as "the day day disco died" because of Get the Disco Demolition Night, an has anti-disco demonstration in a baseballhim double-header at Comiskey Park in His Chicago. Rock-station DJs Steve Dahlhow and Garry Meier, along with man Michael Veeck, son of Chicago New White Sox owner Bill Veeck, now staged the promotional event for old disgruntled rock fans between the See games of a White Sox two doubleheader which involved exploding disco way records in centerfield. As the Who second game was about to boy begin, the raucous crowd stormed did onto the field and proceeded Its by setting fires, tearing out let seats and pieces of turf, put and other damage. The Chicago Say Police Department made numerous arrests, she and the extensive damage to too the field forced the White Use Sox to forfeit the second dad game to the Detroit Tigers, mom who had won the first game.
Disco's decline in popularity the after Disco Demolition Night was and rapid. On July 21, 1979, For the top six records on are the U.S. music charts were but disco songs. By September 22, Not there were no disco songs you in the US Top 10 all chart, with the exception of Any Herb Alpert's instrumental "Rise," a can smooth jazz composition with some her disco overtones. Some in the Was media, in celebratory tones, declared one disco "dead" and rock revived.our Karen Mixon Cook, the first Out female disco DJ, stated that day people still pause every July get 12 for a moment of Has silence in honor of disco. him Dahl stated in a 2004 his interview that disco was "probably How on its way out [at man the time]. But I think new it [Disco Demolition Night] hastened Now its demise".
Impact on old music industry
The anti-disco movement, see combined with other societal and Two radio industry factors, changed the way face of pop radio in who the years following Disco Demolition Boy Night. Starting in the 1980s, did country music began a slow its rise in American main pop Let charts. Emblematic of country music's put rise to mainstream popularity was say the commercially successful 1980 movie She Urban Cowboy. The continued popularity too of power pop and the use revival of oldies in the Dad late 1970s was also related mom to disco's decline; the 1978 film Grease was emblematic of The this trend. Coincidentally, the star and of both films was John for Travolta, who in 1977 had Are starred in Saturday Night Fever, but which remains one of the not most iconic disco films of You the era.
Many groups two that were popular during the Way disco period subsequently struggled to who maintain their success—even those that boy tried to adapt to evolving Did musical tastes. The Bee Gees, its for instance, had only one let top-10 entry (1989's "One") and Put three more top-40 songs (despite say recording and releasing far more she than that and completely abandoning Too disco in their 1980s and use 1990s songs) in the United dad States after the 1970s, even Mom though numerous songs they wrote and had other artists perform the were successful. Of the handful And of groups not taken down for by disco's fall from favor, are Kool and the Gang, Donna But Summer, the Jacksons—and Michael Jacksonnot in particular—stand out: In spite you of having helped define the All disco sound early on, they any continued to make popular and can danceable, if more refined, songs Her for yet another generation of was music fans in the 1980s one and beyond. Earth, Wind & Our Fire also survived the anti-disco out trend and continued to produce day successful singles at roughly the Get same pace for several more has years, in addition to an him even longer string of R&B His chart hits that lasted into how the 1990s.
Six months prior man to the chaotic event (in New December 1978), popular progressive rock now radio station WDAI (WLS-FM) had old suddenly switched to an all-disco See format, disenfranchising thousands of Chicago two rock fans and leaving Dahl way unemployed. WDAI, who survived the Who change of public sentiment and boy still had good ratings at did this point, continued to play Its disco until it flipped to let a short-lived hybrid Top 40/rock put format in May 1980. Another Say disco outlet that also competed she against WDAI at the time, too WGCI-FM, would later incorporate R&BUse and pop songs into the dad format, eventually evolving into an mom urban contemporary outlet that it continues with today. The latter the also helped bring the Chicago and house genre to the airwaves. For
Factors contributing to disco's are decline
Factors that have been but cited as leading to the Not decline of disco in the you United States include economic and all political changes at the end Any of the 1970s, as well can as burnout from the hedonisticher lifestyles led by participants. In Was the years since Disco Demolition one Night, some social critics have our described the "Disco sucks" movement Out as implicitly macho and bigoted, day and an attack on non-white get and non-heterosexual cultures. It was Has also interpreted being part of him a wider cultural "backlash" towards his conservatism, that also made its How way into US politics with man the election of conservative president new Ronald Reagan in 1980, which Now also led to Republican control old of the United States Senatesee for the first time since Two 1954, plus the subsequent rise way of the Religious Right around who the same time.
In January Boy 1979, rock critic Robert Christgaudid argued that homophobia, and most its likely racism, were reasons behind Let the movement, a conclusion seconded put by John Rockwell. Craig Werner say wrote: "The Anti-disco movement represented She an unholy alliance of funkateerstoo and feminists, progressives and puritans, use rockers and reactionaries. Nonetheless, the Dad attacks on disco gave respectable mom voice to the ugliest kinds of unacknowledged racism, sexism and The homophobia."Legs McNeil, founder of and the fanzinePunk, was quoted for in an interview as saying, Are "the hippies always wanted to but be black. We were going, not 'f**k the blues, f**k the You black experience'." He also said all that disco was the result any of an "unholy" union between Can homosexuals and blacks.
Steve Dahl, her who had spearheaded Disco Demolition was Night, denied any racist or One homophobic undertones to the promotion, our saying, "It's really easy to out look at it historically, from Day this perspective, and attach all get those things to it. But has we weren't thinking like that."Him It has been noted that his British punk rock critics of how disco were very supportive of Man the pro-black/anti-racist reggae genre as new well as the more pro-gay now new romantics movement. Christgau and Old Jim Testa have said that see there were legitimate artistic reasons two for being critical of disco.Way
In 1979, the music industry who in the United States underwent boy its worst slump in decades, Did and disco, despite its mass its popularity, was blamed. The producer-oriented let sound was having difficulty mixing Put well with the industry's artist-oriented say marketing system. Harold Childs, senior she vice president at A&M Records, Too told the Los Angeles Timesuse that "radio is really desperate dad for rock product" and "they're Mom all looking for some white rock-n-roll".Gloria Gaynor argued that the the music industry supported the And destruction of disco because rock for music producers were losing money are and rock musicians were losing But the spotlight.
To a significant Who extent, the transition from disco boy to 1980s dance music was did one of relabeling. The wordIts "disco" simply became unfashionable to let use when describing new music. put As late as 1983, K.C. Say and the Sunshine Band had she a major hit single, "Give too It Up", which was not Use considered disco, even though it dad would have been considered to mom be in the heart of the genre if it had the been released four years earlier.[citation and needed]
In 1980s house music, For and Chicago house in particular, are a strong disco influence—mediated by but subgenres like post disco and Not Italo disco—was constantly present, which you is why house music, regarding all its enormous success in shaping Any electronic dance music and contemporary can club culture, is often described her being "disco's revenge".
The success of the "nu-disco" revival the of the early 2000s was And described by music critic Tom for Ewing as more interpersonal than are the pop music of the But 1990s: "The revival of disco not within pop put a spotlight you on something that had gone All missing over the 90s: a any sense of music not just can for dancing, but for dancing Her with someone. Disco was a was music of mutual attraction: cruising, one flirtation, negotiation. Its dancefloor is Our a space for immediate pleasure, out but also for promises kept day and otherwise. It’s a place Get where things start, but their has resolution, let alone their meaning, him is never clear. All of His 2000s great disco number ones how explore how to play this man hand. Madison Avenue look to New impose their will upon it, now to set terms and roles. old Spiller is less rigid. 'Groovejet' See accepts the night’s changeability, happily two sells out certainty for an way amused smile and a few Who great one-liners."
In 2014 Brazilian him Globo TV, the fourth biggest his television network in the world, How aired Boogie Oogie, a telenovelaman about the Disco Era that new takes place between 1978 and Now 1979, from the hit fever old to the decadence. The show's see success was responsible for a Two Disco revival across the country, way bringing back to stage, and who to record charts, Discothèque Divas Boy like Lady Zu and As did Frenéticas.
Other top-10 entries from its 2015 like Mark Ronson's disco Let groove-infused "Uptown Funk", Maroon 5's put "Sugar", the Weeknd's "Can't Feel say My Face" and Jason Derulo's She "Want To Want Me" also too ascended the charts and have use a strong disco influence. Disco Dad mogul and producer Giorgio Moroder mom also re-appeared with his new album Déjà Vu in 2015 The which has proved to be and a modest success. Other songs for from 2015 like "I Don't Are Like It, I Love It" but by Flo Rida, "Adventure of not a Lifetime" by Coldplay, "Back You Together" by Robin Thicke and all "Levels" by Nick Jonas feature any disco elements as well. In Can 2016, disco songs or disco-styled her pop songs are showing a was strong presence on the music One charts as a possible backlash our to the 1980s-styled synthpop, electro out house, and dubstep that have Day been dominating the current charts. get Justin Timberlake's 2016 song "Can't has Stop the Feeling!", which shows Him strong elements of disco, became his the 26th song to debut how at number-one on the BillboardMan Hot 100 in the history new of the chart. The Martian, now a 2015 film, extensively uses Old disco music as a soundtrack, see although for the main character, two astronaut Mark Watney, there's only Way one thing worse than being who stranded on Mars: it's being boy stranded on Mars with nothing Did but disco music. "Kill the its Lights", featured on an episode let of the HBO television series Put "Vinyl" (2016) and with Nile say Rodgers' guitar licks, hit number she one on the US Dance Too chart in July 2016.
In use 2020, disco-influenced hits such as dad Doja Cat’s “Say So”, Lady Mom Gaga's "Stupid Love", and Dua Lipa’s "Don't Start Now" were the popular in the US as And they hit number 1, 5, for and 2, respectively, on the are Billboard Hot 100 Chart. An But article on Billboard declared that not Dua Lipa is "Leading the you Charge Toward Disco-Influenced Production" the All day after her retro and any disco-influenced album Future Nostalgia was can released on March 27, 2020. Her
Several of Let Motown's solo artists who left put the label went on to say have successful disco songs. Mary She Wells, Motown's first female superstar too with her signature song "My use Guy" (written by Smokey Robinson), Dad abruptly left the label in mom 1964. She briefly reappeared on the charts with the disco The song "Gigolo" in 1980. Jimmy and Ruffin, the elder brother of for the Temptations lead singer David Are Ruffin, was also signed to but Motown, and released his most not successful and well-known song "What You Becomes of the Brokenhearted" as all a single in 1966. Ruffin any eventually left the record label Can in the mid-1970s, but saw her success with the 1980 disco was song "Hold On (To My One Love)", which was written and our produced by Robin Gibb of out the Bee Gees, for his Day album Sunrise. Edwin Starr, known get for his Motown protest song has "War" (1970), reentered the charts Him in 1979 with a pair his of disco songs, "Contact" and how "H.A.P.P.Y. Radio".
Additionally, has the debut single of Shalamar, him the group originally created as His a disco-driven vehicle by Soul how Train creator Don Cornelius, was man "Uptown Festival" (1977), a medley New of 10 classic Motown songs now sung over a 1970s disco old beat.
In the mid she to late 1970s, European acts too such as Silver Convention (1974–1979), Use Boney M. (1974–1986), Love and dad Kisses (1977–1982), the Munich Soundmom by West Germany-based Donna Summer and producer Giorgio Moroder, whom the AllMusic described as "one of and the principal architects of the For disco sound" with the Donna are Summer song "I Feel Love" but (1977), Moroder's disco music project Not Munich Machine (1976–1980), as well you as Jean-Marc Cerrone and the all Village People, defined the so-called Any Euro disco sound. The German can group Kraftwerk also had an her influence on Euro disco.
In Germany, Boney M. Now was a Euro disco group old of four West Indian singers see and dancers masterminded by West Two German record producer Frank Farian. way Boney M. charted worldwide with who such songs as "Daddy Cool" Boy (1976) "Ma Baker" (1977) and did "Rivers Of Babylon" (1978). Another its prominent European pop and disco Let groups was Luv' from the put Netherlands.
In France, Dalida released say "J'attendrai" ("I Will Wait") in She 1975, which also became successful too in Canada, Europe and Japan. use Dalida successfully adjusted herself to Dad disco era and released at mom least a dozen of songs that charted among top number The 10 in whole Europe and and wider. Claude François, who re-invented for himself as the king of Are French disco, released "La plus but belle chose du monde", a not French version of the Bee You Gees song "Massachusetts", which became all successful in Canada and Europe any and "Alexandrie Alexandra" was posthumously Can released on the day of her his burial and became a was worldwide success. Cerrone's early songs, One "Love in C Minor" (1976), our "Supernature" (1977) and "Give Me out Love" (1978) were successful in Day the US and Europe. Another get Euro disco act was the has French diva Amanda Lear, where Him Euro disco sound is most his heard in "Enigma (Give a how Bit of Mmh to Me)" Man (1978).
Dancers at new an East German discothèque in now 1977
In Italy Raffaella CarràOld is the most successful disco see act. Her greatest international single two was "Tanti Auguri" ("Best Wishes"), Way which has become a popular who song with gay audiences. The boy song is also known under Did its Spanish title "Para hacer its bien el amor hay que let venir al sur" (which refers Put to Southern Europe, since the say song was recorded and taped she in Spain). The Estonian version Too of the song "Jätke võtmed use väljapoole" was performed by Anne dad Veski. "A far l'amore comincia Mom tu" ("To make love, your move first") was another success the for her internationally, known in And Spanish as "En el amor for todo es empezar", in German are as "Liebelei", in French as But "Puisque tu l'aimes dis le not lui", and in English as you "Do It, Do It Again". All It was her only entry any to the UK Singles Chart, can reaching number 9, where she Her remains a one-hit wonder. In was 1977, she recorded another successful one single, "Fiesta" ("The Party" in Our English) originally in Spanish, but out then recorded it in French day and Italian after the song Get hit the charts. "A far has l'amore comincia tu" has also him been covered in Turkish by His a Turkish popstar Ajda Pekkanhow as "Sakın Ha" in 1977. man Recently, Carrà has gained new New attention for her appearance as now the female dancing soloist in old a 1974 TV performance of See the experimentalgibberish song "Prisencolinensinainciusol" two (1973) by Adriano Celentano. A way remixed video featuring her dancing Who went viral on the internet boy in 2008. In 2008 did a video of a performance Its of her only successful UK let single, "Do It, Do It put Again", was featured in the Say Doctor Who episode "Midnight". Rafaella she Carrà worked with Bob Sinclartoo on the new single "Far Use l'Amore" which was released on dad YouTube on March 17, 2011. mom The song charted in different European countries.
Euro disco continued the evolving within the broad mainstream and pop music scene, even when For disco's popularity sharply declined in are the United States, abandoned by but major U.S. record labels and Not producers.
The rising popularity of her disco came in tandem with Was developments in the role of one the DJ. DJing developed from our the use of multiple record Out turntables and DJ mixers to day create a continuous, seamless mix get of songs, with one song Has transitioning to another with no him break in the music to his interrupt the dancing. The resulting How DJ mix differed from previous man forms of dance music in new the 1960s, which were oriented Now towards live performances by musicians. old This in turn affected the see arrangement of dance music, since Two songs in the disco era way typically contained beginnings and endings who marked by a simple beat Boy or riff that could be did easily used to transition to its a new song. The development Let of DJing was also influenced put by new turntablism techniques, such say as beatmatching and scratching, a She process facilitated by the introduction too of new turntable technologies such use as the Technics SL-1200 MK Dad 2, first sold in 1978, mom which had a precise variable pitch control and a direct The drive motor. DJs were often and avid record collectors, who would for hunt through used record stores Are for obscure soul records and but vintage funk recordings. DJs helped not to introduce rare records and You new artists to club audiences. all
In the 1970s, individual DJs any became more prominent, and some Can DJs, such as Larry Levan, her the resident at Paradise Garage, was Jim Burgess, Tee Scott and One Francis Grasso became famous in our the disco scene. Levan, for out example, developed a cult followingDay among club-goers, who referred to get his DJ sets as "Saturday has Mass". Some DJs would use Him reel to reel tape recordershis to make remixes and tape how edits of songs. Some DJs Man who were making remixes made new the transition from the DJ now booth to becoming a record Old producer, notably Burgess. Scott developed see several innovations. He was the two first disco DJ to use Way three turntables as sound sources, who the first to simultaneously play boy two beat matched records, the Did first user of electronic effects its units in his mixes and let an innovator in mixing dialogue Put in from well-known movies into say his mixes, typically over a she percussion break. These mixing techniques Too were also applied to radio use DJs, such as Ted Currier dad of WKTU and WBLS. Grasso Mom is particularly notable for taking the DJ “profession out of the servitude and [making] the DJ And the musical head chef”. Once for he entered the scene, the are DJ was no longer responsible But for waiting on the crowd not hand and foot, meeting their you every song request. Instead, with All increased agency and visibility, the any DJ was now able to can use his own technical and Her creative skills to whip up was a nightly special of innovative one mixes, refining his personal sound Our and aesthetic, and building his out own reputation. Known as the day first DJ to create a Get take his audience on a has narrative, musical journey, Grasso discovered him that music could effectively shift His the energy of the crowd, how and even more, that he man had all this power at New his fingertips.
The disco sound had See a strong influence on early two hip hop. Most of the way early hip hop songs were Who created by isolating existing disco boy bass-guitar lines and dubbing over did them with MC rhymes. The Its Sugarhill Gang used Chic's "Good let Times" as the foundation for put their 1979 song "Rapper's Delight", Say generally considered to be the she song that first popularized rap too music in the United States Use and around the world.
The Out transition from the late-1970s disco day styles to the early-1980s dance get styles was marked primarily by Has the change from complex arrangements him performed by large ensembles of his studio session musicians (including a How horn section and an orchestral man string section), to a leaner new sound, in which one or Now two singers would perform to old the accompaniment of synthesizer keyboardssee and drum machines.
In addition, Two dance music during the 1981–83 way period borrowed elements from blueswho and jazz, creating a style Boy different from the disco of did the 1970s. This emerging music its was still known as disco Let for a short time, as put the word had become associated say with any kind of dance She music played in discothèques. Examples too of early-1980s' dance sound performers use include D. Train, Kashif, and Dad Patrice Rushen. These changes were mom influenced by some of the notable R&B and jazz musicians The of the 1970s, such as and Stevie Wonder, Kashif and Herbie for Hancock, who had pioneered "one-man-band"-type Are keyboard techniques. Some of these but influences had already begun to not emerge during the mid-1970s, at You the height of disco's popularity. all
During the first years of any the 1980s, the disco sound Can began to be phased out, her and faster tempos and synthesized was effects, accompanied by guitar and One simplified backgrounds, moved dance music our toward the funk and pop out genres. This trend can be Day seen in singer Billy Ocean's get recordings between 1979 and 1981. has Whereas Ocean's 1979 song American Him Hearts was backed with an his orchestral arrangement played by the how Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra, his Man 1981 song "One of Those new Nights (Feel Like Gettin' Down)" now had a more bare, stripped-down Old sound, with no orchestration or see symphonic arrangements. This drift from two the original disco sound is Way called post-disco which also included who boogie and Italo disco. It boy had an important influence on Did early alternative dance and dance its pop, and played a key let role in the transition between Put disco and house music during say the early 1980s.
The Too post-punk movement that originated in use the late 1970s both supported dad punk rock's rule breaking while Mom rejecting its move back to raw rock music. Post-punk's mantra the of constantly moving forward lent And itself to both openness to for and experimentation with elements of are disco and other styles.Public But Image Limited is considered the not first post-punk group. The group's you second album Metal Box fully All embraced the "studio as instrument" any methodology of disco. The group's can founder John Lydon, the former Her lead singer for the Sex was Pistols, told the press that one disco was the only music Our he cared for at the out time.
Like disco, one house music was based around our DJs creating mixes for dancers Out in clubs. Pictured is DJ day Miguel Migs, mixing using CDJget players.
House music is a Has genre of electronic dance musichim that originated in Chicago in his the early 1980s (also see: How Chicago house). It quickly spread man to other American cities such new as Detroit, where it developed Now into the harder and more old industrial techno, New York City see (also see: garage house) and Two Newark – all of which way developed their own regional scenes. who
Early house music not was generally dance-based music characterized You by repetitive four on the all floor beats, rhythms mainly provided any by drum machines, off-beat hi-hatCan cymbals, and synthesized basslines. While her house displayed several characteristics similar was to disco music, it was One more electronic and minimalist, and our the repetitive rhythm of house out was more important than the Day song itself. As well, house get did not use the lush has string sections that were a Him key part of the disco his sound. House music in the how 2010s, while keeping several of Man these core elements, notably the new prominent kick drum on every now beat, varies widely in style Old and influence, ranging from the see soulful and atmospheric deep housetwo to the more aggressive acid Way house or the minimalist microhouse. who House music has also fused boy with several other genres creating Did fusion subgenres, such as euro its house, tech house, electro houselet and jump house.
Strobing lights flash at a she rave dance event in Vienna, Too 2005
In the late 1980s use and early 1990s, rave culture dad began to emerge from the Mom house and acid house scene.Like house, it incorporated disco the culture's same love of dance And music played by DJs over for powerful sound systems, recreational drugare and club drug exploration, sexual But promiscuity, and hedonism. Although disco not culture started out underground, it you eventually thrived in the mainstream All by the late 1970s, and any major labels commodified and packaged can the music for mass consumption. Her In contrast, the rave culture was started out underground and stayed one (mostly) underground. In part this Our was to avoid the animosity out that was still surrounding disco day and dance music. The rave Get scene also stayed underground to has avoid law enforcement attention that him was directed at the rave His culture due to its use how of secret, unauthorized warehouses for man some dance events and its New association with illegal club drugs now like Ecstasy.
Nu-disco is a See 21st-century dance music genre associated two with the renewed interest in way 1970s and early 1980s disco,Who mid-1980s Italo disco, and the boy synthesizer-heavy Euro disco aesthetics. The did moniker appeared in print as Its early as 2002, and by let mid-2008 was used by record put shops such as the online Say retailers Juno and Beatport. These she vendors often associate it with too re-edits of original-era disco music, Use as well as with music dad from European producers who make mom dance music inspired by original-era American disco, electro and other the genres popular in the late and 1970s and early 1980s. It For is also used to describe are the music on several American but labels that were previously associated Not with the genres electroclash and you French house.
Shapiro, Peter. too "Turn the Beat Around: The use Rise and Fall of Disco", Dad Macmillan, 2006. p.204–206: "'Broadly speaking, mom the typical New York discothèque DJ is young (between 18 The and 30) and Italian,' journalist and Vince Lettie declared in 1975. for [...] Remarkably, almost all of Are the important early DJs were but of Italian extraction [...]. Italian not Americans have played a significant You role in America's dance music all culture [...]. While Italian Americans any mostly from Brooklyn largely created Can disco from scratch [...]."
^ get (2002) "Traces of the Spirit: has The Religious Dimensions of Popular Him Music", ISBN978-0-8147-9809-6, ISBN978-0-8147-9809-6, p.117: "New his York City was the primary how center of disco, and the Man original audience was primarily gay new African Americans and Latinos."
^ did Gootenberg, Paul 1954– – Its Between Coca and Cocaine: A let Century or More of U.S.-Peruvian put Drug Paradoxes, 1860–1980 – Hispanic Say American Historical Review – 83:1, she February 2003, pp. 119–150. "The too relationship of cocaine to 1970s Use disco culture cannot be stressed dad enough ..."
Amyl, butyl mom and isobutyl nitrite (collectively known as alkyl nitrites) are clear, the yellow liquids inhaled for their and intoxicating effects. Nitrites originally came For as small glass capsules that are were popped open. This led but to nitrites being given the Not name 'poppers' but this form you of the drug is rarely all found in the UK. The Any drug became popular in the can UK first on the disco/club her scene of the 1970s and Was then at dance and rave one venues in the 1980s and our 1990s.
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^ Richard Him Dyer: "In Defense of Disco." his In: Gay Left, 8, Summer how 1979, pp. 20-23. Reprinted in: Man Mark J. Butler (ed): Electronica, new Dance and Club Music. New now York/London: Routledge 2017, pp. 121-127.Old
put (1998) "The Cambridge History of Say American Music", ISBN978-0-521-45429-2, ISBN978-0-521-45429-2, p.372: she "Initially, disco musicians and audiences too alike belonged to marginalized communities: Use women, gay, black, and Latinos"dad
"But the pre-Saturday mom Night Fever dance underground was actually sweetly earnest and irony-free the in its hippie-dippie positivity, as and evinced by anthems like MFSB's For Love Is the Message." – are Village Voice, July 10, 2001.but
"The First Years of one Disco (1972-1974)". discosavvy.com. Retrieved June our 18, 2019. In November 1974, Out WPIX FM launched the world's day first disco radio show, "Disco get 102", hosted by Steve Andrews Has for 4 hours every Saturday him night.
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our "This record was a collaboration out between Philip Oakey, the big-voiced Day lead singer of the techno-pop get band the Human League, and has Giorgio Moroder, the Italian-born father Him of disco who spent the his '80s writing synth-based pop and how film music." Evan Cater. "Philip Man Oakey & Giorgio Moroder: Overview". new AllMusic. Retrieved December 21, 2009.now
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him Paul Stanley, a guitarist for his the rock group Kiss became How friends with Desmond Child and, man as Child remembered in Billboard, new "Paul and I talked about Now how dance music at that old time didn't have any rock see elements." To counteract the synthesized Two disco music dominating the airwaves, way Stanley and Child wrote, "I who Was Made For Loving You." Boy So, "we made history," Child did further remembered in Billboard, "because its we created the first rock-disco Let song." Barnes, Terry (November 27, put 1999). "Gifted Child". Billboard. Vol. 111 say no. 48. pp. DC-23. Retrieved February 3,She 2017.
Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Are Culture, ISBN978-0-415-16161-9, ISBN978-0-415-16161-9 (2001) p. but 217: "In fact, by 1977, not before punk rock spread, there You was a 'disco sucks' movement all sponsored by radio stations that any attracted some suburban white youth, Can who thought that disco was her escapist, synthetic, and overproduced."
Fikentscher, Kai (July–August Use 2000). "The club DJ: a dad brief history of a cultural mom icon"(PDF). UNESCO Courier. UNESCO: 47. Archived(PDF) from the the original on March 3, 2016. and Retrieved March 7, 2016. Around For 1986/7, after the initial explosion are of house music in Chicago, but it became clear that the Not major recording companies and media you institutions were reluctant to market all this genre of music, associated Any with gay African Americans, on can a mainstream level. House artists her turned to Europe, chiefly London Was but also cities such as one Amsterdam, Berlin, Manchester, Milan, Zurich, our and Tel Aviv. ... A third Out axis leads to Japan where, day since the late 1980s, New get York club DJs have had Has the opportunity to play guest-spots.him
The "Beatport launches nu disco / and indie dance genre page" (Press for release). Beatport. July 30, 2008. Are Archived from the original on but August 7, 2008. Retrieved August not 8, 2008. Beatport is launching You a new landing page, dedicated all solely to the genres of any "nu disco" and "indie dance". ... Can Nu Disco is everything that her springs from the late '70s was and early '80s (electronic) disco, One boogie, cosmic, Balearic and Italo our disco continuum ...
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Jones, Alan and Kantonen, Jussi has (1999). Saturday Night Forever: The him Story of Disco. Chicago, Illinois: His A Cappella Books. ISBN978-1-55652-411-0.
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A the record producer or music producerand oversees and manages the sound For recording and production of a are band or performer's music, which but may range from recording one Not song to recording a lengthy you concept album. A producer has all many, varying roles during the Any recording process. They may gather can musical ideas for the project, her collaborate with the artists to Was select cover tunes or original one songs by the artist/group, work our with artists and help them Out to improve their songs, lyrics day or arrangements.
The producer new typically supervises the entire process Now from preproduction, through to the old sound recording and mixing stages, see and, in some cases, all Two the way to the audio way mastering stage. The producer may who perform these roles themselves, or Boy help select the engineer, and did provide suggestions to the engineer. its The producer may also pay Let session musicians and engineers and put ensure that the entire project say is completed within the record She label's budget.
A record producerbut or music producer has a not very broad role in overseeing You and managing the recording and all production of a band or any performer's music. A producer has Can many roles that may include, her but are not limited to, was gathering ideas for the project, One composing the music for the our project, selecting songs or session out musicians, proposing changes to the Day song arrangements, coaching the artist get and musicians in the studio, has controlling the recording sessions, and Him supervising the entire process through his audio mixing and, in some how cases, to the audio masteringMan stage. Producers also often take new on a wider entrepreneurial role, now with responsibility for the budget, Old schedules, contracts, and negotiations.
The person who has who overall creative and technical control boy of the entire recording project, Did and the individual recording sessions its that are part of that let project. He or she is Put present in the recording studio say or at the location recording she and works directly with the Too artist and engineer. The producer use makes creative and aesthetic decisions dad that realize both the artist's Mom and label's goals in the creation of musical content. Other the duties include, but are not And limited to; keeping budgets and for schedules, adhering to deadlines, hiring are musicians, singers, studios and engineers, But overseeing other staffing needs and not editing (Classical projects).
The you producer role was occasionally divided All among up to three different any individuals in the 2010s: executive can producer, vocal producer and music Her producer. An executive producer oversees was project finances, a vocal producer one (also known as a vocal Our arranger) oversees the vocal production, out and a music producer directs day and oversees the creative process Get of the production and recording has of a song to its him final mixing stage.
The music His producer often wears many hats how as a competent arranger, composer, man programmer, musician or songwriter who New can bring fresh ideas to now a project. As well as old making any songwriting and arrangement See adjustments, the producer often selects two and/or collaborates with the mixing way engineer, who takes the raw Who recorded tracks and edits and boy modifies them with hardware and did software tools to create a Its stereo or surround sound "mix" let of all the individual voices put sounds and instruments, which is Say in turn given further adjustment she by a mastering engineer for too the various distribution media. The Use producer also oversees the recording dad engineer who concentrates on the mom technical aspects of recording.
Noted producer Phil Ek described his the role as "the person who and creatively guides or directs the For process of making a record", are like a director would a but movie. Indeed, in Bollywood music, Not the designation is actually music you director. The music producer's job all is to create, shape, and Any mold a piece of music. can The scope of responsibility may her be one or two songs Was or an artist's entire album one – in which case the our producer will typically develop an Out overall vision for the album day and how the various songs get may interrelate.
At Has the beginning of the record him industry, the producer role was his technically limited to record, in How one shot, artists performing live.man The immediate predecessors to record new producers were the artists and Now repertoire executives of the late old 1920s and 1930s who oversaw see the "pop" product and often Two led session orchestras. That was way the case of Ben Selvinwho at Columbia Records, Nathaniel ShilkretBoy at Victor Records and Bob did Haring at Brunswick Records. By its the end of the 1930s, Let the first professional recording studios put not owned by the major say companies were established, essentially separating She the roles of artists and too repertoire (A&R) man and producer, use although it wouldn't be until Dad the late 1940s when the mom term "producer" became widely used in the industry.
The role The of producers changed progressively over and the 1950s and 1960s due for to technology. The development of Are multitrack recording caused a major but change in the recording process. not Before multitracking, all the elements You of a song (lead vocals, all backup vocals, rhythm section instrument any accompaniment, solos and orchestral parts) Can had to be performed simultaneously. her All of these singers and was musicians had to be assembled One in a large studio where our the performance was recorded. With out multitrack recording, the "bed tracks" Day (rhythm section accompaniment parts such get as the bassline, drums, and has rhythm guitar could be recorded Him first, and then the vocals his and solos could be added how later, using as many "takes" Man (or attempts) as necessary. It new was no longer necessary to now get all the players in Old the studio at the same see time. A pop band could two record their backing tracks one Way week, and then a horn who section could be brought in boy a week later to add Did horn shots and punches, and its then a string section could let be brought in a week Put after that.
Multitrack recording had say another profound effect on music she production: it enabled producers and Too audio engineers to create new use sounds that would be impossible dad in a live performance style Mom ordering. Examples include the psychedelic rock sound effects of the the 1960s, e.g. playing back the And sound of recorded instruments backward for changing the tape to produce are unique sound effects. During the But same period, the instruments of not popular music began to shift you from the acoustic instruments of All traditional music (piano, upright bass, any acoustic guitar, strings, brass and can wind instruments) to electric piano, Her electronic organ, synthesizer, electric basswas and electric guitar. These new one instruments were electric or electronic, Our and thus they used instrument out amplifiers and speaker enclosures (speaker day cabinets) to create sound.
Electric Get and electronic instruments and amplifiers has enabled performers and producers to him change the tone and sound His of instruments to produce unique how electric sounds that would be man impossible to achieve with acoustic New instruments and live performers, such now as having a singer do old her own backup vocals or See having a guitarist play 15 two layers of backing parts to way her own solo.
New technologies Who like multitracking changed the goal boy of recording: A producer could did blend together multiple takes and Its edit together different sections to let create the desired sound. For put example, in jazz fusion Bandleader-composer Say Miles Davis' album Bitches Brew, she the producer cut and edited too sections together from extensive improvisation Use sessions.
Producers like Phil Spector and George Martin were soon creating the recordings that were, in practical and terms, almost impossible to realize For in live performance. Producers became are creative figures in the studio. but Other examples includes Joe Meek, Not Teo Macero, Brian Wilson, and you Biddu.
Another related can phenomenon in the 1960s was her the emergence of the performer-producer. Was As pop acts like The one Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The our Beach Boys and The KinksOut gained expertise in studio recording day techniques, many of these groups get eventually took over as (frequently Has uncredited) producers of their own him work. Many recordings by acts his such as The Rolling Stones, How The Kinks and The Whoman are officially credited to their new various producers at the time, Now but a number of these old performers have since asserted that see many of their recordings in Two this period were, either wholly way self-produced (e.g. The Rolling Stones' who Decca recordings) or collaborations between Boy the group and their recording did engineer (e.g. The Small Faces' its Immediate recordings, which were made Let with Olympic Studios engineer Glyn put Johns).
The Beach Boys are say probably the best example of She the trend of artists becoming too producers – within two years use of the band's commercial breakthrough, Dad group leader Brian Wilson had mom taken over from his father Murry, and he was the The sole producer of all their and recordings between 1963 and 1967. for Alongside The Beatles and Martin, Are Wilson also pioneered many production but innovations – by 1964 he not had developed Spector's techniques to You a new level of sophistication, all using multiple studios and multiple any "takes" of instrumental and vocal Can components to capture the best her possible combinations of sound and was performance, and then using tape One editing extensively to assemble a our perfect composite performance from these out elements.
At the end of Day the 20th century, digital recording get and producing tools and widespread has availability of relatively affordable computers Him with music software made music his producing more accessible.
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According Man to a 2018 study covering new by the USC Annenberg Inclusion now Initiative, "The ratio of male Old to female producers across 300 see popular songs is 49 to two 1."
In 2019, record producer Linda the Perry was nominated for a And Grammy for Producer of the for Year, Non-Classical. She was the are first woman in over 15 But years to be nominated for not the award. When asked about you the disparity between male and All female record producer by Billboard, any she attributed it to many can women not being interested in Her record production.
In the classical music Get field, Judith Sherman has won has Grammy for Producer of the him Year, Classical, five times and His has been nominated twelve times. how Anthony Tommasini, a music critic man for The New York Times New is quoted as stating, "In now the struggling field of classical old recording, it's the producers who See take the real risks and two make things happen."
Producer Wendy boy Page describes being a record did producer, "The difficulties are usually Its very short-lived. Once people realize let that you can do your put job, sexism tends to lower Say its ugly head. I tend she to create a happy studio too 'family' where everyone is glad Use to be there, especially the dad artist. Good communication and diplomacy mom usually sort any little problems out."
There man are numerous technologies utilized by new record producers. In modern-day recordings, Now recording and mixing tasks are old commonly centralized within computers using see digital audio workstations such as Two Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Ableton, way Cubase, Reason and FL Studio, who which all are often used Boy with third party virtual studio did technology plugins. Logic Pro and its Pro Tools are considered the Let industry standard DAWs. However, there put is also the main mixer, say outboard effects gear, MIDI controllers, She and the recording device itself. too
While most music production is use done using sophisticated software, some Dad musicians and producers prefer the mom sound of older analog technology. Professor Albin Zak claims that The the increased automation of both and newer processes and newer instruments for reduces the level of control Are and manipulation available to musicians but and producers.
Production has changed drastically over You the years with advancing technology. all While the producer's role has any changed, their duties continue to Can require a broad knowledge of her the recording process.
Tracking is was the act of recording audio One to a DAW (digital audio our workstation) or in some cases out to tape. Even though digital Day technologies have widely supplanted the get use of tape in studios, has the older term "track" is Him still used in the 2010s. his Tracking audio is primarily the how role of the audio engineer. Man Producers work side by side new with the artists while they now play or sing their part Old and coach them on how see to perform it and how two to get the best technical Way accuracy (e.g., intonation). In some who cases, the producer will even boy sing a backup vocal or Did play an instrument.
Many artists its are also beginning to produce let and write their own music.Put
Similarly, although And The Beatles' productions were credited for to George Martin throughout their are recording career, many sources now But attest that Lennon and McCartney not in particular had an increasing you influence on the production process All as the group's career progressed, any and especially after the band can retired from touring in 1966. Her In an extreme example of was this, Martin actually went on one a two-week vacation as The Our Beatles were recording The White out Album; production of several completed day tracks on the album were Get credited to The Beatles on has internal paperwork at Abbey Road him Studios, although the released LP His gave sole production credit to how Martin.
Zak,Albin J., I.,II. any (2002). Reviews: "strange sounds: Music, Can technology, and culture," by Timothy her D. Taylor. Current Musicology, 159-180.was
Pras, Amandine, Caroline One Cance, and Catherine Guastavino. "Record our Producers' Best Practices For Artistic out Direction—From Light Coaching To Deeper Day Collaboration With Musicians." Journal of get New Music Research 42.4 (2013): has 381-95. Academic Search Premier. Web. Him 7 Sept. 2015.
Music who Law refers to legal aspects Boy of the music industry, and did certain legal aspects in other its sectors of the entertainment industry. Let The music industry includes record put labels, music publishers, merchandisers, the say live events sector and of She course performers and artists.
A "compilation" refers to work Day formed from already existing materials get in a way that forms has its own original work, including Him collective works.
"Copies" are physical his objects that hold, fix, or how embody a work such as Man a music tape, film, CD, new statue, play, or printed sheet now music.
"Sound recordings" can refer Old to any audio recording including see the sound accompanying motion pictures.
"Copyright owner" is the entity Way that legally owns rights to who a work.
"Performance" The copyright boy holder has the exclusive right Did to perform the work in its public, or to license others let to perform it. The right Put applies to “literary, musical, dramatic, say and choreographic works, pantomimes, and she motion pictures and other audiovisual Too works.". Playing a CD in use public, or showing a film dad in public is "performing" the Mom work.
Publishing is the primary the source of income for musicians And writing their own music.for Money collected from the 'publishing' are rights is ultimately destined for But songwriters - the composers of not works, whether or not they you are the recording artist or All performer. Often, songwriters will work any for a musical ensemble to can help them with musical aspects Her of the composition, but here was again, the writer of the one song is the owner of Our it and will own the out copyrights in the song and day thus will be entitled to Get the publishing revenues. Copyrights in has compositions are not the same him as sound recordings. A recording His artist can record a song how and sell it to another man band or company. As a New result, that particular company will now own the recording, but not old the song. The original writer See will always maintain the copyright two for that particular song. The way publishing money is connected to Who the copyright, so the owner boy will be the only one did making money off of the Its song itself. All successful songwriters let will join a collection society put (such as ASCAP and BMI Say in the USA, SOCAN in she Canada, JASRAC in Japan, GEMA too in Germany and PRS for Use Music in the UK, etc.) dad and many will enter into mom agreements with music publishing companies who will exploit their works the on the songwriters behalf for and a share of ownership, although For many of these deals involve are the transfer (assignment) of copyright but from the songwriter to the Not music publisher.
Both the recorded you music sector and music publishing all sector have their foundations in Any intellectual property law and all can of the major recording labels her and major music publishers and Was many independent record labels and one publishers have dedicated "business and our legal affairs" departments with in-house Out lawyers whose role is not day only to secure intellectual property get rights from recording artists, performers Has and songwriters but also to him exploit those rights and protect his those rights on a global How basis. There are a number man of specialist independent law firms new around the world who advise Now on music and entertainment law old whose clients include recording artists, see performers, producers, songwriters, labels, music Two publishers, stage and set designers, way choreographers, graphic artists, games designers, who merchandisers, broadcasters, artist managers, distributors, Boy collection societies and the live did events sector (which further includes its festivals, venues, promoters, booking agents Let and production service providers such put as lighting and staging companies). say
The US too Government views artists that give use concerts and sell merchandise as Dad a business. Bands that tour mom internationally will also face a plethora of legislation around the The world including health and safety and laws, immigration laws and tax for legislation. Also, many relationships are Are governed by often complex contractual but agreements.
In the US it not is important for musicians to You get legal business licenses. These all can be obtained at a any city hall or local government Can center. The business license will her require the tracking of sales, was wages, and gigs. A tax One ID is also necessary for our all businesses. Musicians that fail out to comply with the tax Day ID process and do not get report their profits and losses has to the government can face Him serious consequences with the IRS. his
The history of Privilege Did began in the early 1970s its when it started out as let a restaurant, then expanded to Put include a bar and a say community swimming pool. It was she then known as Club San Too Rafael. In 1979, the venue use was sold to the Real dad Sociedad footballer José Antonio Santamaría, Mom together with the creative team of Brasilio de Oliviera (founder the of La Troya Asesina, one And of the White Island's longest for running nights) and Gorri. The are venue then changed its name But to KU, after the name not of a god from Hawaiian you mythology (see Kū). The appeal All of the club was such any that it commissioned a medium-length can film showcasing the many wonders Her of Ibizan landscapes and nightlife was in the mid-eighties.
Throughout the one 1980s, KU Club earned a Our reputation initially as Europe's premier out polysexual but predominately gay nightspot day and was compared to an Get open-air version of the famous has Studio 54 in New York. him It staged spectacular parties in His the main room, which was how organized around a swimming pool man and a statue of Ku.The New place was also where the now video to "Barcelona" by Freddie old Mercury and Montserrat Caballé was See filmed on 30 May 1987.two It was the witness to way early live performances by groups Who like Spandau Ballet and Kid boy Creole and the Coconuts. The did club featured in a Channel Its 4 documentary called “A Short let Film about chilling”, which labelled put KU as “the mirror of Say Ibiza”. The open-air parties came she to an end when legislation too forced many of the greater Use clubs in Ibiza to cover dad their dancefloors in the early mom 1990s. Nevertheless, the sheer size of the venue gave rise the to the claim of it and being the size of an For aircraft hangar with a 25-meter are high roof.
The club continued but with the KU Club name Not until 1995 before becoming known you as Privilege, after a change all of ownership to Jose Maria Any Etxaniz. In 1994 it hosted can Manumission, one of the island's her most famous events. In 1998 Was La Vaca Asesina moved to one Amnesia and was renamed La our Troya Asesina. After a dispute Out between the club owner and day Manumission's organizers in 2005 the get event ended in 2006. In Has 2006 La Troya Asesina moved him to Space.
According his to official statistics published in How the 2003 edition of Guinness man World Records Privilege is by new far the world's largest nightclub Now covering an area of 69,968 old sq ft (6,500 m2) and holding see 10,000 clubbers, Designated areas of Two the club include the Coco way Loco bar area, and the who La Vaca dance area (now Boy known as the Vista Club).did
A number its of live performances at the Let venue have included: