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Music is found in every known culture. Existing for at least 55,000 years, music is constantly evolving and changing.  There are a few major differences in music today than music from the 1950s. One difference is energy. More modern music has more energy than older music. Here is the correlation of music and energy over the past 60 years…

Energy and music correlation

Music now is also less organic. Musicians are able to use technology such as clicktracks, drum machines, and electronic keyboards to create music. This technology gives the music a less organic sound. Music is also much faster now than it was back in the day. Other than the 80’s, music has become faster than ever. Here’s a chart to visualize…

Tempo Average

It is also very obvious that modern music has become louder than ever. Loudness is the difference between the softest part of the song and the loudest part. Here’s another chart to visualize…

Loudness Average