Red Entertainment Agency: A Look at New Wave Music

August 10, 2013

For more than a decade, Red Entertainment Agency has served as a booking agency for musical artists and it has organized tours and concerts in numerous countries. Red Entertainment Agency’s roster includes A Flock of Seagulls, Dream Academy, Men Without Hats, and other bands that received recognition as pioneers in the new wave genre.

From the late 1970s until the early 1980s, new wave obtained prevalence as one of that era’s most popular music styles and as the genre for new artists such as Elvis Costello, The Police, and The Pretenders. Considered an offshoot of punk music, new wave came across as more professionally produced when compared to the harshness and “basement” sound of its predecessor while maintaining a similar philosophy. Additionally, its musicians adopted clothing inspired by the Romantic period and other unique looks.

Although it borrowed elements of rock and punk, new wave developed a sound of its own. One notable contributor to this form was the synthesizer, which garnered significant attention during this period as representative of the more tech-savvy 1980s. The replacement of conventional instruments with drumbeats and other types of electronically produced music remains one of the most memorable features of this period.

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