Music is an undeniable entity of our lives that been there for ages. Even though new genres have emerged and some old ones have disappeared gradually, in one way or the other music has managed to play a huge part in our lives. It has always been a great companion during the times we feel low and an element that boots our spirits during the times of celebrations.
It is one of those few things in the world that has adapted to various kinds of situations and acted accordingly. It has been comforting during the times of sorrow. It had elevated our spirits when we were happy. Music is a miracle and undoubtedly a boon to the human race.
There are many studying how music affects the mind of a human. Some questions have no answers, and hence they still remain as questions.
Music has a direct impact on emotions
This fact doesn’t require research. It is very much evident. When we listen to happy songs, we feel happy. The songs that we hear on the sports field and disco makes up want to dance because they are always fast numbers and energetic. Sad songs make us feel low and sad.
The stats from the research
22.2% people spend nearly two hours a day to listen to music. Another 22.2% of people have said that they spend at least five hours a day to listen to music. 18.4% people fall under the category of people who listen to music between two to three hours every day. 16.5% have stated that they spend four hours a day to listen to music. That makes only 11% of the people who listen to music less than one hour a day.
The genres and stats
It is not a huge surprise that 69% of the people listen to pop music. With 55.2% rock and rap are also some of the most sorted out genres. 46.6% of people listen to Indie and alternative music. There is also a huge fan following for country music with 52.3% hearing it on a regular basis.
The other hard-hitting genres like metal, punk, and jazz have 28.7% under its belt. Most of the people do not just stick on to a single genre. They tend to listen to a mix of them.
The artist influence
People give equal importance to the artist as they give to the genre. The music artist generally has a huge influence on their lives. Not just in the form of music, they also have a huge impact on the lifestyle, fashion and so on. The popularity of the artist has grown in a tremendous way with the increase in the use of internet and social media.
Music is something that cannot be explained. It is more of a perspective. The definition of music differs from person to person. The one common thing that it does is go into our heads and play with our emotions. It has no boundaries and has the ability to unite people in unimaginable ways.