The days of the superband are over. Artists do not make extravagant amounts of money or dominate the market for decades anymore. The middle class of musicians has emerged, and it is here to stay, but the artists that comprise it are not as permanent (Holmes, “There’s A Rising Middle Class”). In today’s music industry, survival is the name of the game.
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Classical music has not only been listened to but has been widely studied by researchers and scientists across the world. Research suggests classical musical can lead to increased cognitive thinking and therefore foster learning. The research is based on neurological studies and personal accounts assessing the relationship between music and the brain. Studies of the brain, surveys of students, analysis of music, and teacher-student interaction have provided credible information to draw certain conclusions that there is a beneficial correlation between classical music and the learning capabilities of a student. These studies should provide enough evidence to start the implementation of classical music in the classroom.
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Music has long been imbedded into American Society and prevails to this very day. It is heard and adored around the country and it is reflective of the society’s interests. Popular songs are simply a result of a multitude of people enjoying and promoting a song by means of ratings and purchases. Based on this principle, it leads one to believe the idea that the general mood of the country, as well as prominent events, is reflective of the popular songs during that time.
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Because music plays such a large role pertaining to people’s emotions, viewers are, in many cases, drones to the feelings that producers want them to feel. Movie makers are able to manipulate different aspects of the music that they insert into movies in order to better suit the emotional atmosphere they are trying to evoke. Through the use of music, movie producers are able to govern the emotions of an audience to better follow the plot line they have created in a film.
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There has been a lot of debate recently about the damage the music industry has endured because of digitalization. Piracy has been a major issue the industry complains about. Some say that the introduction of digital music caused a fall in music sales and income because people can now get music they would have bought for free. However, looking at the music industry beyond just album sales, digital music largely has improved the music industry. Digitalization has helped spread music globally and now music has grown to a large global stage. Continue reading How has the digital age helped the music industry?