How the world is hearing the next wave of pop songs, lyrics and songs
Posted On September 17, 2021
We’ve been hearing a lot of pop music for years now, and it’s a big part of what’s driving our consumer choices, according to a new report from the Audio Engineering Research Association.
The report found that the average pop song lyrics read by consumers in the United States has been going through an upgrade since 2011.
The average number of words in the songs read by Americans rose to 836.
In 2017, the average number was 830.
And the average word count went from 2,965 words in 2011 to 2,746 in 2017.
“These new lyrics are the biggest changes we’ve seen in a decade,” said Ryan Taylor, the association’s president.
“They’re really becoming a staple part of our culture, as opposed to the days when a song was just an instrumental or an instrumental track.”
The study found that about 20 percent of people in the U.S. now say that their favorite pop song is the one they heard in the first place.
The majority of the time, those people don’t know who wrote it, and the song was written by a member of the pop group, but the person did not have a connection to the singer or the group.
Pop lyrics, in turn, are an increasingly important part of people’s listening habits.
They are more important than ever, according the report.
“We’ve been talking about the rise of pop and what it’s doing for the music industry and what we’re hearing now is that this is an important new trend, and this is a major trend that is taking off,” Taylor said.
The popularity of pop lyrics has increased from around 60 percent in the mid-1990s to about 75 percent in 2017, and Taylor believes that trend is continuing.
Pop music, and music in general, has been making a big push into digital, with the likes of Drake and Kanye West launching streaming services and making music available on Spotify, while others like Taylor Swift are making more traditional music available through streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify.
“We think this is the tipping point,” Taylor told Recode.
“There’s going to be a big change coming.
This is the biggest trend in music that is happening in the last decade.
It’s a massive change in how we consume music.”
Taylor also believes that there are going to come a time when people will be forced to start listening to new pop songs in real time.
“If we’re not paying attention to it, it’s going down the drain,” he said.