A survey published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology carried out on 250,000 people over a ten years, has concluded something which will make marketeers of concert series (and broadcast networks) jump for joyous relief: young people’s musical tastes change as they get older.
Some of the conclusions of the survey can be found In the Telegraph report, including:
“the preference for contemporary music plateaus in early middle age and individuals start to like sophisticated music like jazz and classical.
The scientists say this marks a shift to a more solitary expression of our intellect, status and greater emotional maturity.
They also found that tastes became less pretentious with far more older people liking country, folk and blues music.”
No shit, Sherlock.