Love Letters

Whether the belief that playing certain music to babies will make them smarter is true or not, one thing is for sure – babies tend to love music. I feel, as did Plato, that music does have harmful, negative effects – along with a bunch of positive ones.I do not believe that all harmful music should be banned; mainly because music its interpretive, and what its harmful for one person may not be for the next.

The Fair Play Fair Pay bill, which has Representative Jerrold Nadler of New York as a sponsor, would ensure that all music creators received fair-market-value pay for their work no matter what technology or service was used to play it. It has the support of hundreds of artists like Rosanne Cash, Duke Fakir of the Four Tops, Elvis Costello, Martha Reeves, Elton John and Common.

Since the DMCA was enacted, the formerly $14 billion music business is now half the size it once was, and the cultural and economic toll to that downsizing has been real: thousands of lost jobs, artists dropped from rosters, and fewer working musicians.

Salimpoor believes this combination of anticipation and intense emotional release may explain why people love music so much, yet have such diverse tastes in music—one’s taste in music is dependent on the variety of musical sounds and patterns heard and stored in the brain over the course of a lifetime.

This free open-air music bonanza is a huge success year after year, with thousands of people coming together to watch some of the biggest music stars in the world perform live at Isle of MTV , with the chance to discover new, lesser-known artists too.