In order to conduct this survey first,I listed the name of the countries all over Europe, and then I tried to find the popular singers and music stars in these countries. In each country the names of stars are written from the most popular to the least popular. All my information is taken from two web sites that are cited in the reference section. Then I tried to find out what genre in music they are famous for. Therefore there is a list of different genres of music ranging from most famous to the least famous in a continuum. But showing this information in a continuum is likely to be boring and time-consuming. Then there a question was raised in my mind: “How this information can be shown to the reader or audience so that It can be appealing and charming and therefore much more influential?” Nowadays a lot of efforts in different fields of study are made to make the addresses interested by using various methods. Methods spring from ideas and ideas must be fresh and original. Therefore old and repetitive themes and methods are not eye-catching and appealing, unless they are proven to be efficient for different generations in long periods of time. On the other hand, new works have to be informative in a sense that they can teach a great deal of information about a special topic in any field e.g. biology, human science ,etc in a short period of time. One of the ways of transferring a great deal of information is by showing a picture. Psychologists believe that human mind has a very powerful pictorial memory; this is based on the theory of dual coding of human mind proposed by Paivio. There are two systems for mental representation of human mind; one of them is Logogens – Verbal symbol system for coding (representation) of knowledge in at least three senses and another one is Imagens – Non-verbal symbol system for storing of knowledge in probably all five senses. I, here, have tried to use images and pictures. This picture can be a familiar and relative picture. Thus what first came to my mind was the map of Europe. In order to present the popular music through Europe, I have tried to come up with a creative and functional idea. Creative in a way that is interesting for the enthusiastic students, scholars and others; functional in a way that can show and thus transfer noticeable amount of information in a short glimpse. The map I have designed shows the countries all over Europe divided by their map colors. Maps are drawn in their flags’ color, that is to say for example Germany is shown in red, yellow and black. In each map the different popular music genres in different countries are written in maps according to their frequency in audience. In other words, the popular genres are written from the most famous-the largest font size- to the least famous-the smallest font size. The maps are not merely drawn but they are designed with words. As an example some countries are taken: If we look at the map of France, we will see in its three color (blue, white, red) map that “pop” is the largest font, so it is the most popular genre and metal is the least popular because it is written in the smallest font size. Other genres like “Rock”, “Rap” ,”R&B” , “Classical” ,etc are in between i.e. they attract listeners in high quantity but not the highest quantity. The same story goes with Germany ;the most famous is “Pop” and the least famous are “Metal”, “Soul” and “Country “;others are ranged in the middle. But it is different in countries like whose tops are “Rock”, “flamingo” and “Hip Hop”. The least famous are “metal”,”opera” and “R & B”. In England “pop” is the lead and “house” doesn’t seem to attract much attention. By having a brief look at all the countries a keen student will know that what is now popular in Europe is “pop“. “Metal” and “heavy metal” are classified in the groups of the least popularity.
The last thing to add, as you see from the previous post, my background was withe but because of some countries like France or UK I changed the background to light gray. Because they have withe color in their flags and it wasn’t look nice.
Here is the PDF format of my poster that you can see it in a better quality :
Ansari,Arman A2 poster
Here is the websites that I used as a references.
Serving the music industry since 2001: 49 charts, 39,455 songs and 15,532 artists in 824,236 chart entries, 106,363 news articles & 29,207 lyrics