We have come a long way in the Music industry. The sounds of the stage have a history of mesmerizing fans with lyrics and melodies. There are many Musical genres that display the sheer talent of our favorite Musicians. Whether they sing, dance, play an instrument or all of the above, the impact of their work is undeniable on a cultural level. When it comes to entertainment, Music is proven to have the largest influence on audiences. Movies and television are surely on the top ten list of cultural contributions; however the winner lies in the song.
How Music has Impacted Our Culture
Centuries of Musical tidings have been a part of entire empires and cultures. From religion to politics, Music has a signature on every page of the history book. If we fast forward to modern events, we can see the resulting effects that have grown and evolved. To put it in perspective, look around at each corner of our lifestyle to find the Music within.
Music as an Effect– In movies, media and advertisements, Music is added in for effect. If you take away the tune you may notice a lessened response to the visual esthetics. Music sets the tone for present and upcoming happenings. It is adaptable to the setting creating atmosphere for every emotion from gripping suspense to sound serenity.
Music as a Prop– Catchy lyrics or notes will coincide with its popularity in our culture. A quippy joke in advertising is “If you sing it… they will come”. It is scientifically proven that our memory commits to a musical sequence more so than an average term or phrase. Welcome to the Musical age of well… everything. Two examples include stores that play music to keep customers at ease and free to shop while movies use soundtracks that become a large part of the magic seen on the screen.
Music and Stars– Lest we not forget the era of the Beatles. The Beatles Phenomenon is a prime example of fandom at its best. Music with the personality of musicians collaborate into a dynamic that stands on its own. Fashion, lingo and world views are continuously touched by Music. Nothing can rally a group of dedicated and loyal supporters the way music can. Loyal fans are the foundation of a Musicians success.
Music is the Backdrop– Let’s take a peek at some common daily or weekly activities. We typically go to work and listen to Music on the way to, from and during. When we work out we are motivated by our playlist and we hear an overhead of Musical variety anywhere we stop to eat or shop. Sporting events, shows, social media posts and even our very good or bad singing in the shower has music as a part of our everyday life. Holidays and momentous occasions are surrounded by melodies. Think of Birthdays, Christmas and a jolly good fellows retirement.
Music is a prominent part of our culture today. We pay tribute to our nation, bring in the New Year and enjoy a good song or sound in almost every facet we face. It may have once been a trinket of nobility, yet today it is an intricate part of our lives.