MP3.com - Free music downloads, radio, lyrics, songs, and playlists

World Music

The term "World Music" has been credited to ethnomusicologist Robert E. Brown who coined it in the 1960s. The term became current in the 1980s as a marketing/classificatory device in the media and the music industry. A basic actual definition of world music consists of "all the music in the world", which effectively renders the term virtually meaningless beyond marketing purposes. The term also is taken erroneously as a classification of music that Read more on Last.fm.