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For more information, see the WikiProject Music/Music genres task force.

Usage

{{Infobox music genre
| name              = 
| native_name       = 
| etymology         = 
| color             = 
| bgcolor           = 
| image             = 
| alt               = 
| caption           = 
| stylistic_origins = 
| cultural_origins  = 
| instruments       = 
| derivatives       = 
| subgenres         = 
| subgenrelist      = 
| fusiongenres      = 
| regional_scenes   = 
| local_scenes      = 
| other_topics      = 
| footnotes         = 
| current_year      = <!-- set to "yes" for automatic link to "<current year> in <genre>" article; see template documentation for more info -->
}}

Parameters

native_name
name in local language. If more than one, separate using {{Plain list}}
native_name_lang
ISO 639-2 code e.g. "fr" for French. If more than one, use {{lang}} instead
etymology
meaning or derivation of the name
color
Colour used for the headings. See WikiProject Music/Music genres task force/Colours.
bgcolor
Colour used for the headings' backgrounds.
derivatives
List of influenced genres that follow in the traditions of the parent without necessarily being a subcategory.
subgenres
List of child genres that fall within a subcategory of the parent. Genres and subgenres must be capitalized (ex: house music).
subgenerelist
Article containing the complete list of subgenre
regional_scenes
Articles specializing in regional variants of the parent genre (ex: British rock, American pop)
local_scenes
Articles specializing in local scenes related to the genre (ex: Madchester, The Scene That Celebrates Itself)
current_year
set to yes to include a link to the "2020 in <genre>" article at the bottom of the infobox. Link will update automatically for new years, once the "<new year> in <genre>" article has been written. (If no article has been written for the old year nor the new year, it will redlink the new year's article to encourage its creation.) If the link does not update, try purging the page. Has two optional further parameters:
current_year_title
The "2020 in <genre>" function assumes that the current page's title is the genre's name (i.e., if you use this on classical music, it will link to "2020 in classical music"). If that is not the case, use this parameter to specify the genre's name. The annual-update feature will work just the same.
current_year_override
This overrides the whole parameter, for if the desired article uses some unusual title formulation (e.g. "2010s in classical music"). If this parameter is used, the link will not update for new years.

Tracking

An infobox for music genres, describing the genre in its origin, instrumentality, and other information. It is most common in genre Wikipedia pages.

Template parameters

This template prefers block formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Namename

The name of the genre. If foreign, state the English version of the name.

Example
ex. Alternative music
Stringrequired
Native namenative_name

The native name of the genre, if it is of a foreign descent.

Stringoptional
Etymologyetymology

no description

Stringoptional
Stylistic originsstylistic_origins

The types of genres that stylistically formed this specific genre.

Example
ex. Electronic music, pop punk
Stringoptional
Cultural originscultural_origins

The cultural origins of a certain genre, with a year and specific location attached to showcase its origins.

Example
Ex. Early-1960's - late-1970's [[United Kingdom]]
Stringrequired
Typical instrumentsinstruments

The types of instruments that are popularly associated with that genre.

Example
ex. Drums
Stringoptional
Derivative formsderivatives

Type of genres that are derivative, or descend from this genre.

Example
ex. Alternative pop
Stringoptional
Subgenressubgenres

The types of subgenres that descend from this genre.

Example
ex. Trap music, Drum-N-Bass
Unknownoptional
Fusion genresfusiongenres

Types of genres that joint with a certain genre to create a fusion genre

Example
ex. {{unbulleted list|[[Neon pop]]|[[Electropop]]|[[Dreampop]]}}
Stringoptional
Regional scenesregional_scenes

Typical places or clubs that house this specific genre, in terms of regional locations such as countries.

Example
ex. Argentina
Stringoptional
Local sceneslocal_scenes

Typical places or clubs that house this genre, in terms of cities and more exact locations.

Example
ex. New Orleans, Louisiana
Stringoptional
Other genre topicsother_topics

Topics based on the genre specified or stated.

Stringoptional