GoaThief said:I think it's because nustep (dislike the term brostep, it's not exactly accurate) has largely got big thanks to the internet and the USA's re-embracing of electronic music in general.
Of course it's music, you may not like it -I'm not a big fan of nustep- but it's certainly not anything else but music. It'd be more interesting to hear if people regard the following as music;
Ding ding ding! We have a winner, and just about every musicologist in the world would agree with you. It has to be put together (or not) by someone or some machine. While this definition has been stretched quite far, particularly by the recently-deceased Milton Babbit, it still qualified by music. The "is it music or not debate" was pushed to the fold further with that group in the mid-late twentieth century than any of this dubstep does.Boudica said:What's with the sudden boon of people questioning the musical merit of dubsteb? I swear this has come up at least three times in two weeks or so. Anyway, music is what you make of it. This whole "is it music" question has been going on since the dawn of the art.
- Is it made up of sound?
Was the sound created or arranged by a man and/or machine?
Was it arranged before or after its creation for the purpose of entertainment?
If the answer to those is yes, it's music.