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Issues of Theory and Practice
. Tambov: Gramota, 2016. № 1. P. 165-167.
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Semenchenko Elena Vasil'evna
Krasnodar State Institute of Culture

Abstract. Mass (popular) music is one of the main cultural manifestations of society. The paper presents its characteristics; the peculiarities of the genre are revealed; the theory of cultural industry is analyzed. Special attention is paid to the classical crossover as one of the styles of popular music. The author gives a generalized definition of the term, points at its distinctive features and analyses the functions and impact on society as a whole.
Key words and phrases: музыка, массовая (популярная) музыка, массовая культура, классическая музыка, классический кроссовер, music, mass (popular) music, mass culture, classical music, classical crossover
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