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Posted: Friday, September 7, 2018 9:00 am

As one of the new music directors for Raider Student Media, I was interested in learning about the National Music Trends across the country. There are so many genres of music to choose from, and I wanted to see which type was the most popular. Based on a survey that was done on Statista.com, the Rock genre was the most popular consumed as 22 percent of the albums listened to were of this genre.  The second genre most listened to was a close tie between Hip Hop and Pop. They both finished the year with 17 percent of the albums consumed. Country, Latin, and R&B were also popular, but didn't quite make the cut.

With this new interest in mind, I decided to look further into the types of music that students here at the University of Mount Union are interested in. 


At the University of Mount Union, college students listen to all different kinds of music. I had the chance to speak to 6 different students and ask them what type of music they prefer to listen to. A few of their answers are as follows:

Jordan Teaford '20, likes pop, while Brian Regovill '22 likes hip hop. Anna Alkire '19 listens to just about anything, particularly country and hip hop.

With the variety of different music being listened to at Mount Union, I was astonished to see that not one student told me Rock was their favorite music to listen too, as it is still the most popular music according to National Trends. This made me question: Are there a lot of fans of Rock on campus that I didn’t speak too? Is Rock still listened to often  because it is something our parents listen too? Will Hip Hop and Pop one day replace Rock as the most frequently played music in the United States?

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