Discussion (400 words)

“Respond to each question group with a paragraph. Use complete sentences and revise your work carefully.

1st paragraph: What streaming platforms or other technologies do you use to listen to and find music? Rather than just list apps, explain how you use them to find the music you hear. (For example, do you get suggestions from software, based on your previous choices? Search tracks based in input from friends? Search by genre, by playlists? Follow what appears on your social media feed?) Try to give a sense of which methods are most important for determining the music you hear in a typical week.
2nd paragraph: How do you think that these ways of encountering music you just described affect the kinds of music that you are exposed to? Are there types of music you’re aware you would enjoy, but don’t usually encounter because they don’t appear in your normal ways of finding music?
3rd paragraph: This week’s readings and film described a range of different fears that people have about changes in the popular music industry. As summarized at the end of the instructor’s lecture, explain whether you share any of those worries or not, and why. Do you feel like there is anything you would like to change about your own habits, and if so, what?