Missing informations

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I think that the genre/subgenre/style list should be re-controlled. There are many missings. For example in Avant-Garde there isn't Experimental Electronic under Modern Composition. In R&B there aren't Funk, Hip-Hop/Urban, R&B/Soul and Urban as subgenres. Other example can be Rap. Here there aren't Gangsta Rap, Hardcore Rap, Southern Rap, West Coast Rap as subgenres........there are many missings.

http://allmusic.com/explore/pop-genres/ (original)
http://beta.allmusic.com/genres/list (new)
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Posted 7 years ago

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Experimental Electronic is still available but is now couched within our broader "Electronic" genre:
http://beta.allmusic.com/subgenre/exp...

Rap still has Gangsta Rap, Hardcore Rap, Southern Rap, West Coast Rap as subgenres, you just need to Expand the lists below:



Same with R&B, if you click "Expand All" you'll see the subgenres underneath.

This is definitely an area we are still working on to make clearer.
Thanks for your feedback.
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I am a bit confused. I take as example the Rap page of your screenshot. Subgenres listed are Alternative Rap, Hip-Hop/Urban and Pop-Rap and after a click on "collapse all" , there are the styles. Now you say me that they are subgenres. I don't understand. They should be styles, not subgenres. I see Gangsta Rap as style of Pop-Rap and not as subgenre like in the old website (where was also listed as style of Hardcore Rap and Hip-Hop/Urban).

http://allmusic.com/explore/genre/rap-d1
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We've tried to update some of the hierarchies to bring them more up-to-date for 2012. Many of these had not been looked at or updated since the 2004 re-design and we found them to be confusing to a lot of users.

We've called them many different things (Genres, Types, SubGenres, MetaStyles, Styles) in the past so forgive me if I did not stick with the terminology correctly.

The secondary level that you list (Alternative Rap, Hip-Hop/Urban and Pop-Rap) are technically SubGenres and the elements below them are Styles. You are correct.

We've tried to lay out these paths in a manner that makes sense to users (but may not be exactly the same as they were on the legacy site).

If you take a look at the current Rap page, Gangsta Rap appears in three places (and the Style of Gangsta Rap is not within the SubGenre of Gangsta Rap):


The new version is more of a direct hierarchy with Styles residing within single SubGenres in an effort to guide users to the information about the specific kinds of music they're looking for.

I hope this makes sense. I really hope it does.