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How Music Brings People Together


February 27, 2022

Have you ever been to a concert and felt a sense of love and unity in the air? This is no coincidence! Music is a powerful tool that brings people together through shared experience and connection. Let’s dive deeper at this phenomenon and take a look at some of the reasons why music is a great way to bring people together!

Shared Experience

Music is arguably one of the most common shared human experiences. Music is something that can be experienced by mostly anyone at any time! With access to huge libraries of music on streaming services it is now easier than ever to find someone who listens to the same music as you. Many might listen to a song and take away different messages from a song, however there will always be a shared message, experience, or feeling being conveyed to the audience that they can take away with them. Even a song in a different language than your own can emit a feeling that the listener can pick up on. Whether you are at a live concert or just listening to a song at home, you are having a shared experience and connecting with everyone else who has listened to that song!

Belonging To Something Greater Than Yourself

As humans it is not uncommon for us to wish to be a part of something outside of ourselves, whether this is a hobby, a club you have joined, or volunteering for your community. Music is a largely popular format for people to search for and find connection with others. A music listener can find commonality within the lyrics of a song that may refer to shared human experiences in day to day life, such as falling in love or a break up. Everyone has experienced some form of being disappointed or let down, so when that is depicted in a song those feelings can be resurfaced. This provides the feeling of commonality and a shared experience with other humans that are going through life with you! Sharing and connecting over a mutual experience, be it a song, feeling, concert, or artist, is a great way to bond and make new friends!

Oxytocin

Music has many psychological benefits. One of these benefits happens through a chemical called oxytocin. Oxytocin is released into your brain whenever you listen to music and can provide you with the feelings of comfort and connection. Oxytocin can also encourage trust and nourish the sense of being socially bonded with others. When listening to your favorite band surrounded by others who also enjoy that band, endorphins are released in your brain that make you feel happier and more connected to those around you.

The music industry and community is a special one! Our shared human emotions and experiences can be heard and related to by anyone through this unique art form. Sharing a dance, a song, or a moment with someone is an extraordinary feeling! If you are ready to share your story with the world or simply want to express yourself privately, Soundstructure Studios has got your back! Contact Soundstructure Studios KC today to book your rehearsal studio and get started on your musical journey!