Hi, it’s me again! Yep, you heard me; I’m thirteen and detest the whole idea of pop music and the industry in general. Today, I will be talking about how the music industry targets pop music at the younger age group and how this has a negative effect on me.
As a tennager, I am meant to enjoy and love pop music, as that’s just how society works. The younger generation goes with the trend or most popular fashion or music. I mean that’s the way it is, right? We should just accept that? No, we shouldn’t. It’s almost definitely wrong.
The reasons why this is wrong is because this is just another way society and media influence younger people. We should just be able to choose the music we like without being drawn into the celebrities and dazzle of the pop industry. If you actually like to listen to pop music then that’s fine too, but for people like me who have a different taste in music that is seen as out of trend and weird then it’s not okay.
The idea for this post came to me after my friend said my taste in music was weird and no one was really like me. It didn’t hurt my feelings though, as I always scoff at the fact she’s a One direction fan. It’s just the way it is.
If you were wondering, my taste in music is actually not that “out-there”. I am just made to feel that it is as I’m living in a world of pop loving teens. I really like inde-rock. I absoloutely love the drums and the sound of guitars and my favourite band is The Strokes (if you haven’t already go check out their music on Spotify).
The problem is that none of my friends know who they are and think I’m strange for liking them. This is why pop music frustrates me so much. It causes peoples taste in music to be narrow-minded and to not appreciate other types of music. I like and listen to pop as well as many other styles of music, which is the way it should be.
I also like other bands, like the Arctic Monkeys, which I know is a more popular band as well as Catfish and the Bottlemen, but you get my point!
Anyway, I can safely say that media and the image of pop influences teens more than ever before and that the youth of today should appreciate all genres of music, even if it isn’t the most popular.