Your help is welcome!

Please email music @ MusicGenresList.com if you find any genres missing or find any music genres that need correcting (or you can add to!)

Thank you

Grant

138 Responses
  • Ben
    March 28, 2019

    Yacht rock

  • Charlie boss
    April 3, 2019

    Mambo, vaporwave, mallsoft, outrun, synthwave, and future funk are all genres I didn’t see on here

  • jordi
    April 4, 2019

    Where is TRAP??

  • Juan Cuartas
    May 31, 2019

    Bambuco
    Pasillo
    Gato
    Abozao
    Guabina
    Porro
    Gaita colombiana
    Gaita zuliana

  • Luke
    June 22, 2019

    Mumble rap?

  • James Henry Smith
    July 6, 2019

    I don’t see nightcore, jazzhop, jazzhouse, swinghop, nu dicso, nu jazz, medieval/fantasy electro, fantasy, dark fantasy, epic, heroic, video game, japanese music not linked to anime, french house, latin jazz, bossa nova, salsa, samba, swinghop, Native american, native american electro, native/peruvian/Andean, native/Andean/peruvian electro, Andean, Columbian/Ecuadorian, pasillo, bambuco, curralao, cumbia, vallenato, mapale, joropo, Swiss, Finnish, Russian, African, Asian, Chinese, Mongolian, Tibetan, Siberian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, African ones, desert blues, malian, tanzanian, south african, Bengali, Pakistani, Arab, Turkish, Kazakh, Armenian, Hungarian, rhapsody, ragtime, Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek, Ancient Roman, Arab, Arab chillout, Indian chillout, Russian chillout, Klezmer, Jewish, Gypsy, Balkan, Flamenco, Fandango, Folklorico, Mariachi, Mexican, Cuban, Afro-Cuban jazz, Indian (Asia), chillout, reggae, calypso, zouk, french jazz, tarantella, habanera/contradanza, waltz, polka, alpine, horn, alphorn, germanic, celtic, irish, scottish, welsh, viking, opera, country, electrocountry, electroblues, latin jazz funk, nightcore electroswing, nightcore electro, etc.

  • James Henry Smith
    July 6, 2019

    also Chilean, Australian Aboriginal, Hawaiian, Native Hawaiian, ukelele, relax jazz, smooth jazz, motown jazz, modal jazz, funk jazz, Argentine, Filipino, Tango, Paso Doble, square dance

  • James Henry Smith
    July 6, 2019

    and electrofinnish, electrofantasy, child, french child, television, television child, emotional, memory emotional, panamanian, traditional asian, modern traditional asian, electroasian, electro traditional asian, EDM, EDMtraditional, EDMtraditionalasian, electrofolk, electropagan, electrogypsy, electroirish, irish remix, remix, scottish, electrowelsh, electroenglish, electromedieval, electroarab, electroindian, rajashtani, electroindian, electronativeamerican, electroandean, electrogypsyswing, pagan, witch/wiccan electrofantasy, electroswinghop, etc.

  • James Henry Smith
    July 6, 2019

    background music, ost, soundtrack is separate from opening and ending generally

  • James Henry Smith
    July 6, 2019

    Also polynesian, electropolynesian, electrohawaiian, new zealand, samoan, papua new guinea, etc.

  • James Henry Smith
    July 6, 2019

    also remixes, television/movie/show/videogame/etc. remixes, nightcore glitchhop, progressive house, glitchhop, etc. (the last 2 may be on the list already)

  • James Henry Smith
    July 6, 2019

    also calypso, reggae, reggaeton, and electro calypso

  • James Henry Smith
    July 6, 2019

    There’s also electro bossa nova (electrobossa) and electrosamba.

  • James Henry Smith
    July 6, 2019

    There’s also electrolatino, nighthardcore, nightcore hop, nightcore jazzhop, nightcore jazz, electronightcore,electronightcorehop, electronightcore jazzhop, electronightcorejazz, tropical, tropical house, electrohawaiian, electrotropical, etc.

  • Jon Kukuk
    July 18, 2019

    Here are 2 I didn’t see listed:

    Instrumental Rock
    Instrumental Pop

    My apologies if they were listed and I missed them.

  • Alex
    August 17, 2019

    Hi Grant

    I note you have “Qawwali” listed under “Inspirational – Christian & Gospel”. As Qawwali is an aspect of Sufism it is actually Islamic, not Christian/Gospel. Could I suggest a new Genre of ‘Inspirational – Islamic” for Qawwali?

  • Lynn
    August 17, 2019

    No Gospel?

  • Rosalie Mulhollen
    August 19, 2019

    Classic Rock
    Motown

  • noice
    August 24, 2019

    Suggestion a New Music Genre in Hardcore:
    Frenchcore

  • Ani
    September 9, 2019

    Listen to electro swing!!!! It’s so fun to dance to (^_-)-☆

  • Rosalyn Michelle Winston
    September 24, 2019

    I am interested to know what steps are required to create an entirely new genre.

    • admin
      September 25, 2019

      Beyond us to create a new one just by adding to this list…
      My thoughts are perhaps a scholarly approach and finding music maestros to validate.
      Bottom line is anyone can create a new music genres, but that doesn’t mean it will be accepted by musicians!
      Best of luck!

  • Megalo fan 1998
    November 30, 2019

    what kind of genre list doesn’t have Megalo?

    • admin
      December 3, 2019

      Where would you put it? Thanks! Grant

  • ludwig
    August 28, 2020

    you guys didn’t put nintendocore and hardbass

  • ludwig
    August 28, 2020

    I think extratone and dirty house are missing

  • Aditz
    September 2, 2020

    Garage rock

  • Aditz
    September 2, 2020

    Post-punk revival

  • Vlad Andrei
    September 3, 2020

    Cloud rap is a subgenre of Hip Hop

  • Sean Spurr
    September 5, 2020

    Rock in Opposition – kind of mixture of avant-garde classical and prog rock, also related to chamber music in cases of Univers zero and art zoyd which are particularly hard to classify elsewhere

  • khalafnasirs
    September 15, 2020

    Hi maybe forget but there is also traditional music of Azerbaijan called “Muğam” or “Mugham (in english pronunciation)”
    thank u

  • Esme
    September 23, 2020

    Hi, I can’t find the genre “spiritual” in your list. You may want to add it.

    • George Franklin
      November 25, 2022

      Agreed – new age spiritual music includes “Ritual Chants”

  • roger hazeldon
    September 25, 2020

    Yacht Rock

  • roger hazeldon
    September 25, 2020

    Soul Jazz

  • roger hazeldon
    September 25, 2020

    Nu Wave Soul

  • roger hazeldon
    September 25, 2020

    2 Step Soul

  • roger hazeldon
    September 25, 2020

    Under Latin/Brazilian … Batucada

  • roger hazeldon
    September 25, 2020

    Piano House

  • roger hazeldon
    September 25, 2020

    Boom Bap Hip Hop

  • roger hazeldon
    September 25, 2020

    Don’t Diss Disco!!!
    Disco (not a top level genre Sheldon Reynolds!)
    It was the Mother of House Music.

    Can i suggest “Disco not Disco” as genre.
    Also “Disco Funk” & “Disco Boogie/Boogie”.

  • Brent Killey
    October 11, 2020

    you forgot an important one under Reggae all the locals in hawaii listen to it and it’s pretty good, it called “Island Reggae” check it out

  • Luca
    October 16, 2020

    Hello! I would like to contribute with four genres, one is called Future Bass which is a pretty popular EDM subgenre. The other three are a bit niche but they are dubstep variations like chillstep, these are:
    -CumbiaStep: Combines latin cumbia with dubstep, obviously. Was created by argentine producers Omar Varela and Quicksmell

    -PirateStep: Powerful pirate-y melodies, Omar Varela produced this too, but this genre caught on more than the previous one.

    -MetalStep: The most popular of these 3, the main artist is Sullivan King

  • Yardley R
    October 20, 2020

    I suggest Phonk is missing under Hip-Hop/Rap.

  • William
    October 22, 2020

    Under the category of Rock music, Space Rock is a must (Bands include Pink Floyd, Gong, and Hawkwind). This sub-genre of rock music is similar to psychedelic or “trippy” songs.

  • Noah
    October 24, 2020

    Genre: Deathdream
    Here’s an entire article about it: https://vapor95.com/blogs/darknet/the-internets-darkest-music-genre

  • ibrahim ismail
    October 26, 2020

    add Vaporwave please

  • Kyle
    November 2, 2020

    Emo Rap

  • Pétur Söebech Quinn
    November 4, 2020

    Hi there,

    There is also a new music art form genre invented by me, Tone Landscape (my word) also called Tonescape (Blueshift word) – here is one example:

    First: https://metapop.com/Peter-S-Quinn/tracks/in-the-moonlight/161874

    And then in collaboration with Blueshift: https://metapop.com/blueshift/tracks/ps-in-the-moonlight-with-contributions-from-blueshift/162007

    I hope you put it on your music genres list to protect it.

    Yours truly,

    Pétur Söebech Quinn

  • Sam Leibowitz
    November 5, 2020

    I think Erotic Hip-Hop or simply Erotica would make a good addition to the list. Examples are many of CupcakKe’s songs, like Deepthroat, CPR, Juicy Coochie, etc. Also some music from early 2000s artists like Beyoncé and Britney Spears are deeply provocative.

  • Drew
    November 11, 2020

    Melodic Death Metal
    Funeral Doom Metal
    Black Metal
    Atmospheric Black Metal

  • N/A
    November 12, 2020

    There’s one genre that I listen to that I’ve only seen the name of it used once on the internet, but the genre of music I’ve heard a few times by the same author. The genre is called Other Time, and it was tagged as the genre for the song Credits by Frums (youtube link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOTAWLaDa58). The author of this song has made various songs like it, so I was wondering if you’d consider purring the genre on the site.

  • famfamfam
    November 29, 2020

    Very cool stuff!!

    I quickly scanned down to the Drum n Bass. Impressive. I have another for dnb: half step (or half-step. was sometimes called drum step. But half step is more used now). Basically with the snare, being used every alternative bar.
    It was kind of a reaction to dub step arguably, hence the name half (or drum) step.

  • Daniel
    December 1, 2020

    Black midi.

  • Matt
    December 2, 2020

    Chillhop

  • Stephen LaCroix
    December 3, 2020

    carol

  • Jerry Tao
    December 4, 2020

    Rick-Roll, Rick Astley Never Gonna Give You Up

  • radoslaw alksnin
    December 12, 2020

    psytrance : forest, hi tech,

  • Radmehr
    January 4, 2021

    Hi! You can add persian traditional and persian pop
    For example havaye gerye by homayoun shajarian is a persian traditional and yavar_e_hamishe momen by dariush is an example of persian pop
    Give it a try!

  • Lewis Hoffman
    January 5, 2021

    I believe you forgot Parlour Music as a music genre. Also, sea shantys and war marches/music/cadence

  • Cheryl
    January 17, 2021

    Reggaeton, started by daddy yankee in Puerto Rico’s, its blowing up in USA

  • max r
    January 21, 2021

    I’m not sure if you included Zouk music
    Zouk music origonated in Guadeloupe

  • Atem
    January 22, 2021

    Hi,
    here to suggest some genres I thin are missing inthe list

    Afrobeats
    Afrobeat
    Afro pop
    moombahton

  • J.Cordova
    February 7, 2021

    Blackened doom metal
    Blackened death metal
    Progressive doom
    Prog death metal
    Symphonic death metal
    Symphonic black metal
    Blackened heavy metal
    Death N’ Roll
    Black N’ Roll
    Death doom
    Alternative metal
    Funk metal
    Rap metal
    War metal
    Death thrash
    Blackgaze
    Gothic doom
    Industrial black metal
    Industrial death metal
    Blackcore

  • Luis
    February 7, 2021

    Vallenato (Spanish pronunciation: [baʝeˈnato]), along with cumbia, is a popular folk music genre of Colombia.

  • Lavender
    February 26, 2021

    Hyperpop seems to be missing.

  • Diana
    March 12, 2021

    Hi,
    I’d suggest the Orchestral Jazz genre in the Jazz section.

  • meda
    March 16, 2021

    rap

  • charles wood
    March 31, 2021

    Cyberpunk, should go under Industrial

  • suburbanguy
    April 1, 2021

    Add “UK Drill”…

  • James Bone
    April 2, 2021

    Rag

  • James Bone
    April 2, 2021

    Ragtime

  • Filip Drogrishki
    April 20, 2021

    Balkan rock. It kind of sounds like Balkan pop and folk mixed. Link to Balkan rock:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaKb2vcSeCE

  • Sven
    April 20, 2021

    Trap (Chill, Dark, Acid, Future, Moombahton, Hybrid)

  • Sergej Nogin
    April 24, 2021

    In Metal:
    Blackgaze
    Atmospheric Black Metal
    Stoner Doom

    In Rock:
    Space Rock
    Desert Rock

    In rap:
    Russian Grime

  • Sergej Nogin
    April 24, 2021

    Christian Metal
    Pirate Metal
    Post Grunge
    Gypsy Punk
    Gypsy Jazz

  • Steinhart
    April 25, 2021

    Hitech

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxzkjSpegb_-l4Zhi8j1Grg

    With friendly regards (scheiß darkpsy)

  • Cyrus Leighton
    April 27, 2021

    hay I was uh looking in the metal section and realized you missed 1 I know it’s hard to get them all especially since there are so many but it’s called screamo I know it’s sounds weird but it’s real I promise you

  • Cyrus Leighton
    April 28, 2021

    future metal nother metal genre

  • Lee
    May 3, 2021

    Perhaps ‘Future Bass’ and ‘Future Pop’?

  • Tina C Winters
    May 27, 2021

    none

  • Breno Stutz
    June 7, 2021

    manguebeat. This is a brazilian genre pioneered by Chico Science and Nação Zumbi. It fuses rock and hip hop with Pernambuco’s traditional genres, such as Maracatu.

  • Justin quinn
    June 13, 2021

    Anime genre, nightcore

  • Coyote
    July 23, 2021

    Indigenous Native American Music

  • Ronald
    July 25, 2021

    Hello. A few subgenres of Speedcore. Splittercore, Terrorcore, Extratone.

  • Philipp Beneder
    August 5, 2021

    I was just looking at the Anime genre and had to think about Otacore as a sub-genre.
    It is a more heavy version of usual anime songs.

    Examples:
    Utsu-P – Galapagos Syndrome
    Neru – Lost One’s Weeping

    https://everynoise.com/engenremap-otacore.html

  • RAT
    August 17, 2021

    phonk

  • Emad
    August 22, 2021

    Dream Rock?

  • emad
    August 25, 2021

    “Dream Rock”
    The term dream rock is associated with the musical style that mixes the atmospheric layers used by dream pop bands, the textures and moods of shoegaze and the powerful, distorted sound of early alternative rock. As a genre, it was first used by the.

  • Sandor A Escobedo
    August 27, 2021

    There’s some microgenres such as pornogrind and fandom genres like wizard rock, brony metal, etc. I know these are very miniscule, but they could be added as they are usually considered music genres.

  • Ekaterina Lapshina
    September 4, 2021

    Hello, I didn’t find Dembow on the List, it is the style similar to reggaeton.. thank you for this site, great job!!!

  • Bella
    September 7, 2021

    Under Rock, a subgenre of Garage Rock can be made

  • Laureline
    September 17, 2021

    The missing genres are:
    Future Bass (Example: Subtact – Tunnel Vision)
    Kawaii Future Bass (Example: KUWAGO – Dream)
    Rockstep (Example: Sekai – Running)
    Metalstep (Example: Celldweller – Own Little world (Drop Remix))
    Synthwave (Example: Mental Minority – Dystopia Now)

  • duc anh
    September 24, 2021

    V-Pop (Vietnamese Pop) is missing

  • Irrelevant
    September 24, 2021

    Hardbass

  • Jack
    September 26, 2021

    Tropical House
    Euro House
    Disco-Tech
    Progressive Techno
    Piano House
    Groove N Beat
    Can send Songs examples:)

  • Anonymous
    September 28, 2021

    Add a separate category for bass music (mainly a subset of EDM music)
    In the bass music category add future bass, future riddim, brostep and riddim and brostep/riddim

  • Ronan
    October 4, 2021

    Elevator music can actually be categorized as Muzak, which is a genre of music dedicated for the background of everyday life, such as hold music on a telephone, music in a grocery store, and music in an elevator.

  • Carlos Pujols
    October 9, 2021

    Afrohouse
    Korean trot

  • aaaaaaaaaa
    October 14, 2021

    glitchcore

  • Marco Borg
    November 3, 2021

    Metal – Blackened Death Metal

    Techno – “Deep techno”

    Techno – “Peak time/driving techno” –

  • Kirstie Pham
    November 5, 2021

    Dark Cabaret is still around but dying out. It was fairly short lived put peaked in the late 90s-00s. I think there’s enough artists underneath the sub genre that it deserves to allow it a place on the list

  • youssef
    November 6, 2021

    This is how you should lay out Jamaican/Caribbean genres

    Dancehall (Genre)
    Ragga (Sub Genre of dancehall)
    Bashment (Sub Genre of dancehall)
    Soca (Sub Genre of dancehall)
    Reggae (Sub Genre of dancehall)
    – One Drop (Sub-genre of reggae)
    – General (Sub-genre of reggae)

    UK Drill (sub-genre of Grime)

    Hyper Pop (sub-genre of electronic)

  • Buddy Cat
    November 13, 2021

    Nucore

  • Buddy Cat
    November 13, 2021

    Nucore a combination of nu metal and metalcore

  • K2006L
    November 14, 2021

    Please add it to the list:

    Disco polo – is a genre of popular dance music. Created in Poland in the late 1980s, it was initially known as “sidewalk music” (Polish: muzyka chodnikowa) or “backyard music” (Polish: muzyka podwórkowa). The Polish PWN dictionary defines the genre as a Polish variant of disco music.

    and this:
    Music of Poland
    because this country has a lot of its genres and styles of music known all over the world
    Polish Folk Music

  • Olly
    December 8, 2021

    Ska-core
    Speed-ska
    and Yodel!

  • Spencer
    December 10, 2021

    Spotify said my top genre was Future Bass (EDM) and that seems to be missing here.

    Thanks,

  • David Woolley
    December 11, 2021

    Riddim: A form of rhythmic Dubstep that is meant to imitate the original sound of dubstep

    Melodic Riddim: Riddim but colourful in it’s new melodic elements using various techniques to add harmonics to Riddim basses

    Briddim: Riddim with Brostep elements

    Future Riddim: Riddim but has melodies, this is different to Melodic Riddim because it doesn’t necessarily add harmonics to basses but plays a melody anyways

  • Squeaky
    December 23, 2021

    I read all of your genre’s of all your types of metal, but you never mentioned Black Death Metal.
    I love it !

  • Chris
    December 28, 2021

    Saw you were missing: Alt. Metal, Southern Metal, Blackened Death Metal, Deathrash, Rap Metal, Jazz Fusion Metal, Funk Metal.

  • E. Nostrils
    January 4, 2022

    I’m not sure I agree with the “alternative” distinction at all, that was sort of just a buzzword media gave to stuff in the 90’s. Punk itself is an analogue of rock n roll. It was born out of many different genres depending on what part of the world you’re looking at, but it certainly rightly deserves to reside under “rock” and then have its own section with its myriad offshoots/subgenres listed.

    Certain feakbeat/psychedlic/garage music of the 60’s is widely considered to be some of the earliest precursors to punk. You also had glam rock like The Sweet and then later The New York Dolls that were instrumental in the development of punk. There’s plenty more to talk about here but you get the idea.

    I’d vote to remove the “alternative” section in its entirety and start fresh. The dichotomy of genres should keep broader distinctions at the top and then progress from there. This whole project seems rather disjointed and in many sections downright misguided. It’s a cool idea but should employ better research and a more focused and thorough topology. I’d be happy to collaborate when I have time.

  • Jaclyn
    January 11, 2022

    Bedroom Pop it is like one of my favorite genres.

  • Necrxnn
    January 24, 2022

    Maplekore and Sigilkore.

  • GX•I
    January 26, 2022

    EDM – Hardcore – Splittercore + Extratone + Supertone + Hypertone

  • GX•I
    January 26, 2022

    also this is a good list

  • Joshua
    February 4, 2022

    Speed Metal

  • gasvaf
    February 6, 2022

    post rock under Rock

  • gino
    February 6, 2022

    dark jazz

  • Lara
    February 10, 2022

    Hi, I’m Lara from Neuquén, Patagonia Argentina.
    I think that your list is almost complete. There are some genres from Latinoamérica’s folk music that are missing in the list.

    Chacarera simple
    Chacarera doble
    Huayno
    Chamamé
    Zamba
    Gato
    Huella
    Escondido
    Cueca
    Cueca del norte neuquino
    Cueca Chilena
    Milonga
    Chamarrita
    Vidala
    Baguala

    I’m sure that there are more but that’s all for this time.

  • lor
    February 11, 2022

    Southern metal

  • Paul Abrahamsa
    February 14, 2022

    The various genres of classical music are not well represented. A few examples:

    Medieval
    Gregorian chant
    Twelve-tone
    Cantatas
    Atonal
    Anthems
    Concertos
    Chamber music
    String quartets

  • Karol
    February 17, 2022

    -Nightcore
    -Daycore
    -Vocaloid
    – Disco polo
    -Music of Poland
    -Polish Folk Music

  • Tomas Dan Jonsson
    March 10, 2022

    I see that you do not have Vallenato listed. Vallenato is a seperate genre that is mainly from Colombia and is very important to popular culture in Colombia. It would thus be classified as a under Latin music. Subsequently I would not classify Baithak Gana as a Latin genre, as the main influence is from Indian music, maybe a better classification would be under South Asian music.

    • admin
      March 12, 2022

      Thank you! Working on some list updates this weekend!

  • joseph
    March 16, 2022

    horrorcore

  • Alex
    April 7, 2022

    Crossbreed and technoid in Drum and Bass section

  • Rosetta
    April 11, 2022

    Fluid Drum & Bass

  • Jonathan
    May 2, 2022

    fado. from Portugal

    • admin
      July 28, 2022

      Thanks, Jonathan… added (and I have fond memories of Sagres in Portugal!)

  • Duncan Thorburn
    May 5, 2022

    Naming Genres/Types of Music by a Name and Link to their Origins, does have a Value. However, it is a VERY Little Value.

    Because there is no Definition of the Music it’s self. What Instruments? What Scales and Keys? What Beats? What Rhythm Patterns? What Makes it different from it’s Parent Music Genre? What Musicians? What Cultural Links and Affects?

    I could go on, as I am yet to find ANY Source that provides what I’m looking for, then my disappointments are diminished. THAT would be of value, especially to Musicians, and Music Historians. If I am mistaken, that there is just such a Web Site, Books, and/or Source or Sources, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

  • NXTL
    July 24, 2022

    Hard Renaissance, Artcore, Extratone, Hi-Tech, Psystyle

  • NVTRL+
    July 24, 2022

    Dreamcore, Weirdcore, Psystyle, Psycore, Hard Renaissance, Extratone, Frenchcore, Psystyle, Haose Music, Nightcore, Traumacore, Hi-Tech, Big House, Artcore

  • Spencer
    September 27, 2022

    hyperpop

  • j
    October 7, 2022

    Experimental Rock
    Kraut Rock
    Zeuhl
    Queercore

  • Caitlin
    October 18, 2022

    Hey ya. You missed some NY dance music genres: vogue beats, litefeet, FDM (flex dance music), & Krump music.

  • Cece
    October 18, 2022

    What about FUNK and subgenres of funk???

  • Neferpizza
    December 12, 2022

    Ska Punk

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