According to a Breitbart.com report, "Internet downloading and MP3 players are creating a generation of people who do not seriously appreciate songs or musical performances", British researchers said.
"The accessibility of music has meant that it is taken for granted and does not require a deep emotional commitment once associated with music appreciation," said music psychologist Adrian North on Tuesday.
They concluded that because of greater accessibility through mass media, music was nowadays seen more as a commodity that is produced, distributed and consumed like any other.
"In the 19th century, music was seen as a highly valued treasure with fundamental and near-mystical powers of human communication," said North.
"The pace of technological change has accelerated further over the last 20 years or so and these fundamental changes in the nature of musical experience and value have arguably become even more pronounced..."The degree of accessibility and choice has arguably led to a rather passive attitude towards music heard in everyday life."
I would tend to differ from this report. Listening to demos by forum members on almost a daily basis has given me a greater appreciation. Perhaps the level of music being created here is above the norm. It seems more interest in music is being created.
What do you think?