Why Do People Love Music?

Why Humans Love Music

Why Do People Love Music?

Many people often ask me the reason of why some types of music are relevant and beneficial to a culture and nation while other types of music are not. This is a very complicated question to answer since a) subjective and b) culturally-important. For instance, many people are told that certain types of music are “cool”. While this is debatable, I think it’s safe to say that music does have some sort of effect on peoples actions and emotions.

The theory behind this is that humans evolved from a less complex society with little or no written language. In order to pass the time and learn about the world around them human developed music as a way to pass on their accumulated knowledge back to their offspring. This way of thinking is still evident today in the forms of spiritual and religious songs, which are passed down from one generation to the next. People use music as a medium to communicate information they don’t always have the ability to verbally convey. By doing this music can give a person an idea of another culture or learn about a person, place or thing in real life without them actually having to say the exact words.

So how can we know when music is relevant? Well, lets take a look at one of the biggest influences on modern music, Hip Hop. The birth place of most major artists such as Jay Z, Kanye West and many others was in the New York area of New York City, which is basically where hip hop started. Since the birthplace of hip hop many people from other cultures have emulated the styles, sounds and styles and have become known as “conscious” hip hop artists.