Over 9 million songs are recorded being released annually. If you were to listen to all of these it would take you over 50 years.
This gargantuan amount of music implies that there must be a reason as to why people listen to music other than the fact that, “It sounds good.”
It must have some sort of effect to have become such an integral part of our lives.
A large amount of this music is targeted towards teens and young adults because they are the typical demographic for most music producers.
Music varies greatly in terms of genre, form, and meaning.
Different types of music convey different messages whether they are deep or shallow
Music has been scientifically proven to have a significant impact on human thoughts and emotions. Both positively and negatively
Heavy Influence on human behavior, thoughts, and feelings.
Teenagers in particular susceptible to the influence of music.
Music (mainly genres such as hardcore rap) could potentially have major repercussions on teens.
Heavy use of topics such as drugs, sex, and violence could influence negative behavior.
Teens who listened to this genre of rap for more than 14 hours a week were found to be: Three times more likely to get into fights with teachers, 5 times more likely to get arrested and 5 times more likely to drink alcohol, do drugs and get Sexually transmitted diseases.