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Music and social media

Listen to Jordan talking about music and how social media has changed the way we discover new bands.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Note from the LearnEnglish Team: since this interview was recorded, Jordan's YouTube channel has changed to JJ Clarke.  



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


I thinks music has changed in term of distribution in relation to influences that social media have on our present generation.
The positive effect of social media on music include provision of channel to stream and purchase music online, while the negative effect centre on viral use of kept music by DJ at some event.

I think social media can give the artists ample opportunity to display their talents to the audience. In this case, the artists will make the benefit of comments of the audience, some will comment on their works positively, so that will motivate them exponentially and trigger them to continue in their career, and even negative comments will help them improve their performs and find their weakness . Finally, they can make a lote of many through their pages, which was in the past very hard to live as a musician or artist.

The social media can give a rapid and unexpected approval also to slapdash musician or bands, but, for lasting, it's necessary that the artists are very capable.