does music reflect society as society changes or can music actually affect socie

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (5 posts)
  1. meow48 profile image80
    meow48posted 8 years ago

    does music reflect society as society changes or can music actually affect society enough to...

    make it change?  a quote from BANDAGE.... your lyrics speak to the heart.
    Yes... but nothing changes.  which has made me ponder this question.

  2. eastexplorer profile image58
    eastexplorerposted 8 years ago

    It's a good question and it's hard to say.

    If you look at musics evolution, you can see, music changes along with society, but at the same time it doesn't change completely.

    I think one of the main factors is generation. Now days we have artists like Lady Gaga, and of course what she has to say "registers" in the mind of her followers. I don't believe it's always a good thing though. I think many of societies problems are caused due to some of these artists. If various artists were to start singing about cheating, making money and being a pimp, their audience will start to think it's ok. A song is generally something you listen to over and over again, so this only reinforces the fact that what they are singing about which in some cases is not something good, gets programmed into the listeners mind.

    Music is something that is out of this world. It can bring people together, I believe that. It can solve a lot of problems. But it's up to society to decide if they'll let the music break down the walls.

  3. MOEFLATS profile image71
    MOEFLATSposted 7 years ago

    Music USED TO reflect society.  It existed to empower and entertain our citizens.  Now, it is being used to brainwash everyone into being something less than human.  This New Garbage is played in conjunction with subliminal messages that literally PUSH your mind to believe in certain ways.  It actually is everything that REAL MUSIC ISN'T:  Disempowering, conformist, confusing, discomforting PROGRAMMING.  If it was made after 1990, it is probably toxic to your self-esteem.

  4. Stephiliboo profile image57
    Stephilibooposted 7 years ago

    Music changes to society. I actually wrote a blog about this. … -with.html

  5. vjwillisjr profile image57
    vjwillisjrposted 7 years ago

    I think music is designed to do both. It often provokes thought. The songwriter is using music to put forward his (or her) thoughts. So, a song can communicate the writer's perception of how things are, or ...

    A song can express how the writer thinks things should be.

    I often get upset with TV because the writers are blatant with their expressions of how they think society is all messed up, but they have the answers for how we should change.

    So many times, these writers have not sufficiently researched the subject before they begin presenting solutions.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)