Music is universal. Everyone listens to it; everyone has their favorite genre or artist. Music is open and creative. It can be specific to you. Music taste grows over time. When I was growing up I use to think that Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter were the best musicians ever. I use only listen to classic Disney tunes and only enjoyed pop music. Now that I’m older, I still have my throwback moments to Hilary Duff and Aaron Carter, but I also have expanded my music taste. You can find anything in my iTunes Library. Rap, Pop, Indie, Hard Rock, Jazz, etc. I’m an open book to the world of music.
My point is our musical taste is shaped from the time that we are young. We were the generation who loved Hilary Duff. Why? She was the main character on the popular show Lizzie McGuire, had many albums and went on tour. She was a huge actress, singer and was the idol of every little girl. You opened every teen magazine and there she was. Not long after came Hannah Montana aka Miley Cyrus who had the same career path like Hilary Duff. In the recent years now it’s all about Bridget Mendler, Zendaya or Bella Thorne. It’s a new wave of admirers for a younger audience.
We all start somewhere with music and maybe it wasn’t the cliché Disney or Nickelodeon way a lot of children start with. I know in my house at a young age besides Hilary Duff I enjoyed listening to Ray Charles or Michael Jackson. I use to watch Michael Jackson’s music videos all day long. My aunt loved Backstreet Boys so I to grew to love them.
Music is constantly growing and changing, but it’s also growing and changing for people as they grow up. As they experience new things and discover new artists, but where we started in music is still apart of us.