How the CoronaVirus Has Affected People’s Taste in Music

How the CoronaVirus Has Affected People’s Taste in Music

Lacey Talaska, Reporter

There have been many changes in routines since March, due to the CoronaVirus pandemic. People’s music taste has also changed. 


Since the CoronaVirus pandemic has given people lots of time on their hands, they may have tried new hobbies, read more books, or slept all day. Studies have shown that listening to music has increased during this pandemic, but people’s playlists have changed. 


With this pandemic, it has made it difficult for people to do their jobs when lots of people were sent home and not allowed to go back to work. This made it difficult for artists to put out new music. People could not go out to concerts or musical festivals; they had to listen to music from home, which gave opportunities for people to branch out to different genres of music or new artists. 


Video streaming platforms such as Netflix, Spotify, Pandora, and YouTube have gotten more play. People have been watching virtual concerts or music videos. Streaming music tends to be an activity that goes along with driving in cars, working out, and even taking a shower. People listen to music all the time, and eventually, they will start to get bored of listening to the same music. For example, at the beginning of the pandemic, most people listened to pop, rap, and a small amount of country on Spotify, but now there has been a big increase of country and rock listeners. 


So, has your music taste changed during the CoronaVirus pandemic?