The Evolution of Music Genres (1870 – Today)

The Evolution of Music Genres (1870 – Today)

The evolution / history / timeline of (almost) all popular music genres, in a musical journey from 19th century Gospel to today’s Trapstep.

Though I did this montage myself, I followed the categories and the infos of the Musicmap website : “The Genealogy and History of Popular Music Genres from Origin till Present” Go check it out, there’s a ton more of cool information on it!

I do not take ownership for any media used. Most of the clips come from other videos I found on youtube. Please don’t hesitate to let me know of any related issue.


  1. One of the most awesome videos I’ve ever seen!
    You need more subscribers.

    By the way,you could mention new-generation hip-hop genres like Cloud Rap and Mumble Rap
    And some other extreme genres like Extratone

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