By analysing data from French polls conducted over a four-decade period, this research investigates the relationship between age cohorts and music choice. It found, as in earlier studies, that people’s music interests vary by socioeconomic class and age, and that there is a lot of eclecticism in people’s tastes. The authors conclude that there is a “correlation between the formation of individuals’ music tastes and the music genres that are popular at a given moment,” and that people are particularly connected to music that is popular while they are young. This is crucial to comprehending how people develop taste and what their musical preferences reveal about their socioeconomic status. The majority of this field’s study focuses on musical preferences and socioeconomic status.
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