Keyword: music

People can develop a taste for classical music and opera throughout their lives

This research was conducted by Loretta Ho, Blair Wheaton and Shyon Baumann at the University of Toronto, Canada

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This paper seeks to understand how people acquire the tastes and habits that lead to an appreciation of classical music and opera. The researchers looked at people who had music lessons during …

Music lessons associated with improved test scores for Science, Maths and English

This research was conducted by Martin Guhn, Scott D. Emerson, and Peter Gouzouasis at The University of British Columbia, Canada

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This study is based on data from more than 110,000 public school students in Canada. It examined the relationships between music education, which included ‘any participation, type of participation …

Music preferences map onto economic and political divides in America

This research was conducted by Charlotta Mellander, Richard Florida, Peter J. Rentfrow and Jeff Potter at Jönköping University, Sweden and three other institutions

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This paper looked at the musical preferences of people living in 95 of the largest urban areas in the US in order to arrive at an area-level …

How people understand social exclusion at music concerts

This research was conducted by Stijn Daenekindt at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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This paper tackles the question of why people feel that some concerts are exclusive and excluding. The data comes from a survey of people in Belgium which included questions about attitudes towards classical and pop/rock concerts …

Music education promotes lifelong engagement with the arts

This research was conducted by Kenneth Elpus at the University of Maryland, USA

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This paper sought to ‘understand the effects of school-based music education on later adult engagement with the arts using nationally representative data from the United States’. It found that ‘both music performance and music appreciation courses are …

The effects of music listening at different life stages

This research was conducted by Jenny M. Groarke and Michael J. Hogan at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

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This study sought to determine how mood enhancement and other positive effects of music listening interact to support wellbeing, and how these factors differed between younger and older people. Mood regulation …

The reasons musicians favour free streaming services

This research was conducted by Ramadan Aly‐Tovar, Maya Bacache‐Beauvallet, Marc Bourreau, and Francois Moreau at Université Sorbonne Paris Nord and Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France

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This paper uses survey data from 1100 French professional musicians to draw out four main reasons why they favour free streaming. Firstly, it …

Music training helps develop fluid intelligence

This research was conducted by Jim Meyer, Pinar Gupse Oguz and Katherine Sledge Moore at Elmhurst College and Arcadia University, USA

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Previous studies have shown that extended and intensive music training can develop all sorts of capabilities in people. This study looked at how music training relates to ‘fluid intelligence …

Why people go to pop concerts

This research was conducted by Steven Caldwell Brown and Don Knox at the University of Edinburgh and Glasgow Caledonian University

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This research used an online survey of 249 people to uncover four main reasons why people attend pop concerts: they seek experience, engagement with others, to hear something novel and …

By | 29 November 2018 |

Understanding online behaviour of rock music fans

This research was conducted by Alicia Perkins at the University of Newcastle, Australia

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Online social media is known to be one of the most important ways that music fans communicate with each other to maintain, express and enhance their identity as fans. This paper looked at the posts to a …

By | 2 October 2018 |