The development of modern music induce the prosperity of music industry, for the sake of serving the demand of new music from people. Music became easier to compose due to the advanced technology, whereas it also became less worthy in some zealots' mind.
This essay aims to analysis the trend of popular music, information about music industry and elements of a good music in professionals' mind.
Those top songs on the billboard have one thing in common: easy-remembered lyrics and melodies, and those songs are truly easy to become earworms. And I want to explain the earworm effect and how it relates to our insipid music.
THESIS: People should listen more classical music than pop music.
1. Why clasical music is better for humans----eg. The Mozart effect; A term that has been applied to the controversial conclusions from various research groups thatlistening to Mozart’s music may make a person more intelligent. The effect, if real, has been attributed to short-termimprovement in performing mental tasks that require spatial-temporal reasoning.(From Segen's Medical Dictionary) http://www.howtolearn.com/products/mozart-effect/
2. one example of pop music is metal, and it brings negative effects on teenagers. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-10-heavy-metal-music-negative-impacts.html http://www.ehow.com/list_6568180_negative-effects-heavy-metal-music.html
1.Pop music reduce people's creativity and appreciation. http://www.agorajournal.org/x9352.html --the "music" so quickly and cheaply produced in today’s popular culture is merely an orgy of meaningless tunes lacking in originality and content. https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120926/08252920518/so-what-can-music-industry-do-now.shtml
2. Earworm effect
symphony is too complicated for people to play in there head completely, whereas pop music usually has a main melody and easy-remembered lyrics which are more likely to cause earworm effect.