#1
Tell me...
I'm researching the influence music has on people, and how it impacts their outlook on the world.
this is a major work for me so be honest.

I would like to know what you think, is music to blame for all these violent crimes that are so commonly broad-casted on TV?
Is music to blame for the behaviour of every person who listens to some kind of hardcore music?
Do you think that the music you listen to really changes how you behave, what you believe and pressure you to rebel against all standards society has put in place.
Is music the reason for any of this, or is it the individual and all influencing factors that cause this?

Please include your age if you're helpful enough to put your opinion out about this.
Thankyou.!!!
#2
It all depends on the person. Some people are susceptible to being told something and blindly following it, while others can be force-fed information and not change at all.

I don't think music is to blame for all the crimes that are broadcast on television. It's human stupidity, malice, and greed that lead to these crimes.

Music is not to blame for the behavior of people who listen to hardcore music either. As I said earlier, some people are more susceptible to be sucked into a scene and feel the need to "fit in" by doing things they wouldn't otherwise do.

The things you listen to define who you are, and the true free thinker listens to music he/she is truly passionate about, as MastaBassist said.

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#3
i am sixtteen. i really feel music i listen to has changed my opinion on teachers/police authority in general.
it makes me relaxed at times, and also hypes me up when i need it.
#4
I would like to know what you think, is music to blame for all these violent crimes that are so commonly broad-casted on TV?

No.

Is music to blame for the behaviour of every person who listens to some kind of hardcore music?

No, because people who listen to "hardcore" music are violent illiterate dropouts anyway.

Do you think that the music you listen to really changes how you behave, what you believe and pressure you to rebel against all standards society has put in place.

Absolutely not.


Is music the reason for any of this, or is it the individual and all influencing factors that cause this?

Its probably their upbringing more than the influence of music. I pretty much just listen to metal mostly, and I am a pretty peaceful guy.


Please include your age if you're helpful enough to put your opinion out about this.
Thankyou.!!!

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#5
Music is not to blame for anything the people who listen to it do. If someone is 'made' to do something by music, then they are just too impressionable and it could have been done by anything.

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#6
I would like to know what you think, is music to blame for all these violent crimes that are so commonly broad-casted on TV?

Weak-minded people are influenced by the culture, and with a culture like gangster rap, it might seem that gang wars and doing drugs are 'cool', when they really aren't. So I think that some types of music have an indirect effect in some crimes, but for the most part; no.

Is music to blame for the behaviour of every person who listens to some kind of hardcore music?
I'm not quite sure who would even listen to that.

Do you think that the music you listen to really changes how you behave, what you believe and pressure you to rebel against all standards society has put in place.
The music you listen to affects you however you want it to. Kids might listen to gangster rap and suddenly think its cool to do drugs, or they might listen to skater rock and think its cool to start skateboarding, but anyone mature enough wouldn't really be affected by the culture.
Is music the reason for any of this, or is it the individual and all influencing factors that cause this?
Peer pressure, culture and various other factors are the real causes, not music.

Please include your age if you're helpful enough to put your opinion out about this.

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#7
"Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?"

Props to whoever knows the origin of that.

Anyway, I personally believe that our music chooses us, so to speak. Whatever we identify with is beyond our control. No, music is not to blame for the violence in the world today. Music can only be blamed for being music, and nothing else.

Music (or any form of media) is not to blame for violence today. Music can not force a person to do something they weren't already prepared and able to do themselves. Unwell people may gravitate to a certain corner of the musical spectrum, but that's neither here not there. Hypothetically speaking, if there were no aggressive or "harmful" music, then these people would just find something else to set them off. It's pretty disgusting that society as a whole (I know I'm generalizing) looks to blame the "influences" of people who DID bad things more so than they try to find evidence of people who WILL DO bad things. Rammstein didn't shoot a dozen people in Columbine High School, two extremely disturbed students did, but no, it can't have anything to do with feelings of isolation, persecution, and loneliness mixed with a very unbalanced and hostile mind that did it, it has to be the devil in the stereo that did it.

So, again, no, I do not believe music influences behavior. Our behavior influences our taste in music.

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#9
I think its a bit of both. Certain music attracts certain types of people. Like hardcore or any other such genre may attract more violent people to it than lets say classical. That of course does not say because you listen to a certain type of music you automaticaly become something. A majority of people who listen to hardcore im sure arnt violent, just as im sure some people who listen to classical are.
#10
I find music to be a cathartic experience, and in doing so, it changes the way I feel. So I guess by association, it does change the way I behave, and slightly change what I believe. Often times, it's the lyrics that enlighten me to different perspectives of many topics, but in no way has it ever compelled me to do something extreme. The most behavioral change I've undergone was probably being extra nice to people after listening to songs that make me feel--euphoric, I guess you could say.

Overall, I'd say that music is not responsible for the violence, etc. that you see on TV. I think music is often times a fad, and whatever a genre entails (mannerisms, fashion style, language), the audience will usually follow. That is, only to a certain extent. I think most people have strong enough judgment as to what is "right" and "wrong" and thus usually won't do extreme things just because of music. One of the exceptions might be when there's a large group of people, in which case they may start to form a mob mentality, and all reasoning will be practically lost.

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#11
I was about to put forward my own opinion and then realised I totally agree with darkstar2466. I personally have music for near enough every mood. Some music makes my happy, some makes me angry, some make me just wanna get up and go crazy, whilst others make me want to close my eyes and let it carry me away.

I can't imagine my life without music, and it is a huge determining factor, probably more over how I feel, rather than who I am. I think music can sometimes be the catalyst in something somebody does, but it is the individual who is to blame.

I'm also 19.

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#13
Music has changed me a bit, but I think it did for the better

I used to listen to mainstream like everyone else but when my bro's friend showed me Iron Maiden, I was hooked

Most people think I listen to crap music because almost everyone in my school listens to mainstream and now I know how different I think to how other people think, I have taught myself to think "F*ck what other people think, I act how I want to act, I think what i want to think, I want to live how I want to live" because of my music

But, it's not music that causes bad in the world, but music can strengthen a persons emotion or their state of mind

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#15
I would like to know what you think, is music to blame for all these violent crimes that are so commonly broad-casted on TV?

No, those people who do violent crimes just want to socialise because they all have something in common, T.V shows

Is music to blame for the behaviour of every person who listens to some kind of hardcore music?

What do u mean hardcore? i mean theres so many 'hardcore' people and music. it couldve been like pop core(like simple plan)

Do you think that the music you listen to really changes how you behave, what you believe and pressure you to rebel against all standards society has put in place.

who ever does rebel, those are just idiots who think that theyre more important and above the law. (although some just do it to be different and just happened to listen to a certain band or watched a TV show or even a music video)

Is music the reason for any of this, or is it the individual and all influencing factors that cause this?

If it was we'd all be in deep **** cos everyone listens to music. however there have been some subliminal messages in some music(which i find cool) but those are harmless
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Tell me...
I'm researching the influence music has on people, and how it impacts their outlook on the world.
this is a major work for me so be honest.

I would like to know what you think, is music to blame for all these violent crimes that are so commonly broad-casted on TV?

Is music to blame for the behaviour of every person who listens to some kind of hardcore music?

Do you think that the music you listen to really changes how you behave, what you believe and pressure you to rebel against all standards society has put in place.
Is music the reason for any of this, or is it the individual and all influencing factors that cause this?


Please include your age if you're helpful enough to put your opinion out about this.
Thankyou.!!!


no one is to blame except for the person themselves, or possibly there caretakers, if someone is so unstable that just listening to a song can set them off, there caretakers should know that.


no way, yes, there are truly ****ed up people who listen to hardcore, but there are ****ed up people who enjoy every type of music/sport/hobby.

the only like they all have in common is that of some kind of mental problem


no, it doesn't change how i believe or act, if anything, it calms me down, i know that if i get really pissed at something, i can go play guitar for a little bit, after that, i'm all cooled off.

and i'm 15.
#19
The music you listen to just mirrors your personality, it does not change it. If somebody goes shooting people just for the heck of it, then they don't do so because (insert Metal band here) told them to, but because they are psychotic useless dropouts in the first place. If you feel the need to go crazy because some musicians lyrics tell you to do so, then you should see a doctor.

EDIT: I'm twenty