The youth is going through the stage of thinking its cool ND learning about themselves, but this didn’t just happen within the twenty-first century, all these trending topics have been going on for years. The amount of controversy over swearing in songs Like the sex pistols In the ass’s or the violence that broke out in crowds were bands would spit on their audiences in the ass’s, this is all nothing new. To many people we look at this Music World as nothing but slits, glamour, and good times, but if we truly knew what it entailed would we still want to be apart of It?
The whole world seems to be building Itself around drugs, sex, and violence more and more every coming day. Music is one of the most influential art forms of today’s society and especially with today’s youth, and to some the message of the music is what sticks to us. In the last few years drugs, especially heroin, have risen drastically. And with what messages bands and artists are sending out It seems to sugar coat the harsh truth and reality of what drugs and alcohol really can do to a person.
Snoop Dog, DRP. Drew, Red Hot Chill Peppers, Sex Pistols, Sublime, are just some of the millions of bands that have admitted to being either arrested, overdosing, and admitted to the use and recovery of drugs. And together millions of records have been sold and distributed around the world promoting the scary, fatal addictions. Music plays a vital and extremely important role in the colonization of children and adolescents. Listening to popular music is considered by society to be part of “growing up. Music provides entertainment and distraction from problems and serves as a way to relieve tension and even boredom. Studies have shown that adolescents use popular music to deal with loneliness and to take control of their emotional status or mood, it provides the comfort and stability of romance and legislations In diverse settings as well. Its also used as a way from teenagers to identify themselves and relate to others around them, it helps with achieving group identify in our youths culture and provides the means to resolve conflicts related with stages of development.
In refuting concerns about how music lyrics effect adolescents, some argue that children and teenagers use music purely for entertainment and that no attention Is paid to the lyrics. But grasping and understanding the lyrics tend to be limited and related to the experiences lived by the listeners. On the other hand, studies have hon. that approximately 17% of male & 25% of female teenagers expressed that they liked their favorites songs specifically because of the lyrics and that they could somehow relate it to how they felt. But its found that the more importance the genera type the more attention they will pay to the lyrics.
I OFF certain types of music could be correlated or even associated with certain behaviors. Such as association with drugs and alcohol usage, especially when partaking in activities such as “raves” or electronic music dance events. Depending on the music can depend on the adolescents mood, negative emotional responses to the music ND risk-taking behaviors can be triggered due to the type of music children are listening to. Fans of heavy metal have been reported that they’re more in association with increased depression, risky-behavior, smoking, and conduct problems.
Fans of rap have shown a greater tendencies to engage in reckless behavior than peers that weren’t associated with those certain types of music. In a study teenagers who preferred heavy metal and rap were compared to those who preferred other types, with a result of that the teenagers that chose the heavy metal & rap to have below average grades and academic problems. Commonly when listening to music you never really stop and take the time to think about what you’re unconsciously rapping and singing, but if given the chance would you take the time to actually think what they’re saying?
Within the last few years music has shown to contain lyrics that show no value to women and is extremely degrading. When did it become k in our society to degrade females in music? Exploiting of women has become an accepted part in the music industry, for both the artists and the public. These explicit lyrics are conveying to the public that its k for men to think treating women disrespectfully is tolerable. Why? Because mainly of all genres hip-hop and rap music promote the degradation of women.
At first hip-hop culture started out as poetry explaining feelings, emotions, and life issues in a catchy way. But now its become corrupt with talks of nonsense like drugs, weekend plans, sex, girls, and what money can buy you. And even though rap is extremely well known, it has developed a reputation by some people as being explicit, violent, and disrespectful. Rap is definitely the most influential and powerful of all hip-hop culture and that fact its encouraging the acts of disrespecting women should be nickering to all.
It’s commonly known throughout the world that drinking, drugs, and risky sex go together in young people- and now it’s said that loud music can go along with that as well. Researches have found that adolescents and young adults who spent a good amount of time listening to loud music are risking the chance of long-term hearing loss and are most likely to smoke marijuana, binge drink, and to have sex without a condom. Studies have shown that younger people who often listen to loud music whether on an pod, pad, laptop, etc. Ere twice as likely to have used marijuana in he last moth, compared to non-risky music listeners. And those exposed to clubs and concerts and loud music were six times more likely than people who weren’t to binge drink and twice as likely to have risky sex. Club & concert participants also happened to be more likely to smoke pot than others in their youth. From the beginning, till the end, and through a musicians career, the perception of drug use among them may be an important factor in developing attitudes behavior, and their image.
Studies have shown that even though drug and drinking use is widespread in musicians careers that gender and age characteristics indicating your age have a greater impact. Younger musicians especially in males more likely to indicate they didn’t know. The specific drugs reported that were being used mainly were marijuana, cocaine, and amphetamines. Further researches is still needing to be done though, to understand the factors contributing to these perceptions and the relationship between perception and the actual drug use among the musicians.
Censorship is the suppression of speech or other public communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, or sensitive, all determined by a government, media outlet, or by individuals. But within the last decade were finding it more common that music is being censored. It wasn’t as big or as well used as it is today, but music has become so explicit over the last few years that you can hardly ever go a few songs with hearing talk about, drugs, drinking, cussing, or sexual talk.
Kids are constantly being subjected to it and with music not being censored adolescents are more likely to stand by what they’re listening to and find it acceptable to partake in wrong decisions. Studies show that if profanity is to be stopped and songs are to be censored, bad behavior in youth will decline. Especially tit all the controversy on the topic of censoring the radio, by doing so it would make it cleaner and safer for younger children and families to be able to enjoy the radio together.
The group MARC (Parents Music Resource Center) was formed in 1985 with the goal of increasing parental control over the access deemed to be violent, having drug use or sexual via labeling albums. In hopes of protecting their children and the children around them. All in all, music is to each their own. No one can tell one another what is right or wrong, because everyone has a different perspective and outlook on every part of heir life, so to tell someone what they should or shouldn’t listen to is all based on ones own morals.
Even though statistics show that listening to music has a greater pressure on teens than most things, to each their own. In my belief music should be censored because it is helpful to all around us. Without censoring music the world is directly listening to the music that will indirectly lead you into thinking things along the subjects of sex, drugs, degrading, and alcohol are k. With most parents there seems to be a stand being taken over what they believe is acceptable for the children ND adolescents listen to, but they are indirectly being persuaded to think certain trending topics are acceptable when in all reality they aren’t.
Most parents believe to think that if they’re willing to listen to it, they’re willing to do it. So over all, its up to you on what you believe is right and wrong in music, but the music industry and constantly changing and growing and with newer technology of being able to record and produce from the comfort of your own home, there’s not stopping music and the effects it emotionally and physically will have on you and everyone around the world.