The historical importance of this era sets the tone for our media today. The most influential music set stage for many different genres in today’s society. Without the modern non-conformist of the time today’s media culture would not have as much social freedom and acceptance bringing forth different styles of music, fashion, and even the shows we watch on television.
Musical artist are those whom had become the most influential people in the world. It was through their music that they have touched many and inspired many to do the same as they have, which it to send a message through music and in their lives that is shown to the public that they share their ideas and visions. It is here that there is the essence of power in an artist that, through their music and in extension their lives that they leave marks on their audiences. Some may say that one effect is what is known as the Last Song Syndrome or LSS, wherein a song get stuck in the mind of the listener, even a song that one would consider to be annoying or in a way an audience lives by what they see in the artist they admire. (LSS) There are also those times wherein the ‘fans’ try to live life as their icon, the artists.
It plays an immense role in what the values of a society is, and expands the imagination of people of all ages. Such examples are that fantasy novels inspire people to think big while music acts as a way of expressing oneself through lyrics and beats. Other forms of media such as the internet, television, and radio have been effective in spreading books and music of different authors and singers. They will continue to be effective as more and more applications and programs are created everyday for the sole purpose of distributing these materials.
More importantly, it has brought together people of different ages, diverse ethnic backgrounds, and has transformed our culture and others for the better. Thus, it is fair to say, pop music resonates throughout the world, touching people and societies in ways that is baffling to politicians and government leaders. For this reason, popular music has helped make the industry a multi-billion dollar a year business. This highly lucrative business reflects lucidly in all forms of today’s media including film, television, the internet, etc. Popular music began with the publication of sheet music.
Since birth human behaviour is influenced by what the individual sees and there surroundings, this influence is greatest at a young age and fades as the individual grows in age, but never completely goes away. In today’s society where sex is something that is openly broadcasted in order to promote everything from products to television shows, sex is something that the youth of today are exposed to from an early age. But what effects can this exposure at such a vulnerable stage in life cause? Early exposure to sexual content can increase the likeliness of youth participating in sexual activity by the large amount that they are exposed too, the glorification of sex, the lack of regulation of sexual content in the media by the government, and the twisted message about unprotected sex and the meaning of love. For centuries the media has had a great deal of influence on people how they behave and view there world.
Music and television are the most influential of all media sources in my opinion. Music can alter your state of mind or being, and lyrics to the song can easily influence the weak minded. Television is one of the most prolific forms of entertainment in our country. Almost everyone has seen television shows or listened to music by radio or through some other source. The both of them combined have given me inspiration and my certain mind set that I have now, and I believe that they will both continue to influence the youth around world, similar to the effects that they had on me.
According to a poll of 10 to 16 year olds done by the advocacy group Children Now, "77 percent say that there is too much premarital sex on T.V., while 62 percent say sex on T.V. and in movies influences kids to have sex when they are too young" (Clark, "Sex, Violence"). The influences of the media is felt everywhere and especially in terms of human sexuality. Everything from TV commercials to the newspaper has some form of sex in it, usually to keep the audience interested. In modern society, the changing times as well as media executives wanting more ratings(and therefore money) have lead to teenagers more willing to try sexual acts at a younger age and the country being more openminded about sexual issues.
With the start of the 20th century music began to play a huge part in the rapidly maturing United States. The music of the 20th century was not only there to entertain the people but it was more. It was used now to influence and manipulate the listeners, the artists had a goal to entertain and to enlighten the listener so that they could get their messages heard. Music is one of the best ways to advertise and to expand ideas, and many artists knew this. Music rapidly influenced every Americans life.
Children are correspondingly naïve, and more likely to fall for the ruses of a sex trafficker. They have not established the concept that things that are too good to be true are. Finally, the most disturbing reason behind why children are sex trafficked is that many individuals will pay substantial amounts of money to have sex with a child because they beliebe they are less likely to have a sexually transmotted disease such as HIV (Farr 232). This notion is however far from the truth. Sexually exploited children are more likely than their older counterparts to contract and be infected with sexually transmitted diseases (Farr
It was wildly thought that aggression is more of a “masculine type [of] behavior,” however, this research shows that girls can be aggressive as well. In Western culture, it is more acceptable for males to be aggressive than females who are thought of to be more fragile and tender. While the group of experimental girls did not produce the same results as the group of boys, they did exhibit aggressive tendencies towards the toys. The study also shows that many children will mostly behave aggressively if someone of the same gender, and of higher importance like parent or teacher does as