How Your Music Taste Shapes Your Listening Habits

How do our music preferences influence how we engage with music? This was the question I explored recently in a study of relationships between musical taste and listening habits around the world. The aim was to offer insights into a range of facets of music consumption and listening behaviour, with a focus on effects of musical taste and cultural background.

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Why Elton John makes $100 Million a year and you don't

Having heard him concert, I can personally attest to Elton John's quality as a musician and performer. Yet there are few musicians of any kind, even really good ones, who take home the kind of bacon he does. So what is it about Sir Elton that helps him pull in significantly more money in one year than the vast majority of musicians could ever hope to see in their lifetime?

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Music as an ambient element

Music can be used to create truly powerful experiences that engage us on a multi-sensory level. Sometimes, however, we just want to use music as an ambient element to create atmosphere when relaxing at home or entertaining friends. With that in mind, here's Lounge Lizard, a playlist...

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New Playlist: Baby Driver Getaway

Baby Driver is an action crime movie directed by Edgar Wright about a getaway driver who uses music to help him maintain focus while drowning out the ringing in his ears sustained in a childhood car accident. Having premiered at South By Southwest last week, it's scheduled for release on...

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