Cultural Differences In Popular Culture

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Popular music is rather vague or disruptive, not only for it is derived from a particular genre, but it relies on the 'popularity. ' Those who can easily access and bond through popular music is one of mediated popular culture’s potentials today. However, a conversation with my grandfather who was born in the late 1930s, discussed his diverse consumption of mediated cultural artefacts such as popular music. His experiences with popular music when he was younger convey an intergenerational disparity between him and I. Our journeys to understand ourselves better with music lead us to epiphanies of the alterations mediated popular cultural artefacts fostered by the advancements of technology. This paper will disclose our differences of exposure…show more content…
My grandfather often listened and played the music of Tom Jones and Patti Davis. My grandfather explains that he often plays his two favourite artists for their soothing voices, and genre. He said they are “relaxing and calming”, they specialised in jazz and/or soulful music. As I shared today’s popular music with him for instance ‘Shape of You’ by Ed Sheeran and “The Greatest” by Sia, his thoughts were “It’s like noise” and “They both sound the same”. Conveying that today’s popular music has a standardized rhythm, beat and tune. Since the songs are highly accessible, catchy, and appealing to the mass audience, it enables one to hear the music and passively accept. For instance, Tom Jones and Davis both sung soulful music. In contrast to many artists today who result to closely similar tunes for more merely marketing purposes. Looking at my playlist on Spotify, there is almost no music genre of disco or country that I listen to. This brought me to an epiphany that cultural industries acted as a tool to shape the way I desire music. Overall, this highlights our differences in preferences of music. Also, it unveils that although I claimed to be a person fond of all sorts of music, I realised that music-streaming services have contributed in my music preference. Unlike my grandfather who had limited options but mastered the rhythm in his
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