How Do Major Events Impact Music?

Music Reflect Our Culture

Things common to American culture such as freedom, food, sports, and love are often what most popular American songs are about.
This song "Chicken Fried" by Zac Brown Band talks about things common to American culture such as food

Music Is A Large Part Of Our Culture

People constantly spend time listening to music because it is a large part of our culture.

Events Impacting Music

The type of music changes over time depending on variables such as the economy.
The singer wrote this song "Drops of Jupiter" after his mother died on 9/11.
Katy Perry wrote the song "I Kissed A Girl" during a time of huge controversy of same-sex marriage.

This song was written as a way to make people aware of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.  All of the money from the song was also given to charity to help Haiti.

The Diffusion of Music

Technology has allowed music to diffuse much faster than at any other time in history. Popular music is becoming global.

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