Disco was a product of protest music. Previous laws that restricted social interaction were put away, and there was room given for a music style that encouraged free expression. Dance became a popular form of expression for Black Americans. Disco was influenced by soul and funk.
Disco had a great impact on the development of music distribution. Unlike before, records were being utilized instead of live music. DJs became very important in music. Newly produced songs got their first plays in clubs, not on the radio. Also, DJs began remixing records for the first time.
In turn, disco saw the advancement of the music producer. Talented producers became sought after for their sounds that reflected the Disco sound. These sounds were then matched with vocalists, which were more commonly Church-bred black women.