According to a study conducted by Music Week magazine, listening to music from the internet has caused noticeable shortening in the duration of the songs. In the music charts, between the first song in 2009 and the first song in 2019 A 38-second difference Features. Moreover, the shortening is not limited to this. In the past, the songs were close to an average of 10 minutes, and now 2-3 minutes are becoming the most popular.
Digitally changing music listening habits
In fact, it is necessary to take a look at the changing listening habits. Before digital, even before MP3 players came into our lives, listening to music was truly devotion. Especially Walkman, Discman etc. we had to carry multiple cassettes or CDs with us to listen to music when we were not stable with various devices. Separate devices were needed for all CDs, cassettes or records. However, with MP3 players, and then our phones turned into music players, this need began to disappear. Now, when the digital music platforms take over and this is the case, there are also differences in listening habits.
Single and EP replaced the album
In the first place, we can say that the album listening times are shortened. Nobody, no longer interested, opens an album and listens to it. Usually opening playlists and “a little of it, a little of it20 years ago, when the concept of singles and EP was not so common, we now see that emphasis is placed on albums rather than on albums. As the patience decreases considerably, the short term comes to a more advantageous position.
The imposition of the music industry?
Music Week news, world-wide lists Lil Nas X's song Old Town RoadIt takes 1 minute and 52 seconds. The reason for this is that it is a song that will prevent the impulse to move on to the next song when the audience does not like it. The song ends and the number of rest is increased until the person realizes whether he likes the song or not. In short, we can call this the tiny games of the music industry. However, of course this causes all the charts to change. Because according to the research of the magazine, the average time of the most popular songs of this summer was 3 minutes and 4 seconds. Again, this is an average of 38 seconds shorter than 10 years ago.
Even though it was published in 1992, Rage Against The MachineMost Popular Song Killing in the Name's chorus began five minutes after the beginning of the song. The longest song in this year's number one was 3 minutes and 39 seconds.
What will happen in the future?
There were short and long songs of course in each period. Only Pink Floyd1977 album Animalseven proves this. While the first song is 1 minute and 24 seconds, we can see that the next song is 17 minutes and 5 seconds. Already in which period in which the popularity of the song has increased and as a result we can say that. Even though short and long songs are available at all times, short songs are now popular with the service offered by digital music platforms. Of course, listening habits will change again in the future, but we all have to wait for which direction to evolve.