Category: Careers in Radio

December 13, 2019 Off By Willie Hudson

What Every Radio Station Operator Needs To Know About Copyright

 

Different radio personalities specialize in different things: the fictional Frasier Crane provides talk therapy over the airways, millions of people trust the news as they hear it from Glenn Beck’s lips, and Howard Stern is presumably up to his own thing.

However, there are some commonalities that have to be taken into account whatever the program’s format, including internet broadcasts and podcast. One of these principles is that creative artists of all kinds are entitled to compensation whenever any of their work is used – unless you’re in a country such as Turkmenistan, which has no copyright law whatsoever. At least, in theory, copyrights both allow the actual creators of the work to make a living wage, while the corporations they’re tied to continue to have an economic reason to invest in new works. This principle is even mentioned in the U.S. Constitution.

As a freelancer, the copyright on articles and recordings literally make up a large portion of my livelihood. As an author, torrent sites offering copies of my books make a real though unquantifiable dent in my earnings. As a broadcaster, ignoring the basics of copyright law can have serious legal and financial consequences, and small independent broadcasters are in no way exempt from understanding and enforcing these regulations.

 

What Is Protected?

The Copyright law or practice is ridiculously complex. As a general guideline, any work that isn’t specifically stated to be licensed under a Creative Commons license or older than 100 years should be considered as being the property of its owner, whether it’s an actual sound recording or something more abstract, such as a musical composition or written text. Some countries require works to be registered for copyright to apply, but merely the act of creating something is usually sufficient, even without including a phrase such as “all rights reserved”. This is the case in all countries that subscribe to the Berne Convention.

The good news is that non-profit or student radio is often given a long leash as long as it acts in good faith. In addition, it’s understood that only a particular way ideas are interpreted can be copyrighted, not the ideas themselves. There are also various different types of rights that can be assigned from the owner or creator to a broadcaster, including reproduction, public performance, and control over derivative works.

 

Enforcement

While a few countries have laws that make copyright infringement illegal, government resources are usually devoted primarily to actual forgery. This means that the copyright holder has to bear the costs of protecting his intellectual property itself in a civil suit rather than involving the police. In practice, this means that large, financially muscular organizations such as the “big three” record labels receive more advantage from copyright law as it stands. Due to the costs of initiating a trial, violators are usually first asked to stop using copyrighted work through a letter or phone call.

The actual scale of intellectual property theft is unknown. Should it be determined on the basis of the nominal value of all pirated works, or as a number representing the actual lost sales an industry suffers? In fact, it has not been proven that technologies such as file sharing actually harm music vendors, many of which have embraced Youtube with open arms.

 

Copyright in Radio

As mentioned, copyright law is a minefield at times, and anyone who needs to pay royalties might well need legal advice before letters of demand start arriving.

Fortunately, rationality has prevailed in the broadcast industry. You might think that a radio station needs to keep a record of every song they play, find out who holds the copyright and how much they charge, and finally send out hundreds of little checks each month. This would clearly lay a heavy administrative burden on everyone involved, so companies such as SoundExchange and Live365 were founded to take a lot of the pain out of paying royalties.

The two examples mentioned are focused on digital broadcasts, but national or regional equivalents exist in nearly every jurisdiction. These are typically industry associations rather than organs of government. Essentially, each radio station pays a monthly fee based on size (typically determined by output power), with discounts applying to community-based stations or those tied to educational organizations. The proportion of funds that should go to each performer and record label is then calculated through a complicated algorithm, and in principle, everybody gets paid according to the contribution they make to broadcasting.

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December 6, 2019 Off By Willie Hudson

Radio Show Giving Psychiatry Advice

Counselors, therapists, and psychiatrists are examples of health professionals people to run to during problems with relationships, self, and mental illnesses. While social stigma on mental diseases is slowly weaning, people are still hesitant about the idea and do not often seek professional help upon identifying early signs of problems. The stigma of mental illness “Is in the same category as racism and sexism,” according to Patrick W. Corrigan, PsyD, distinguished professor of psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

 

People Are Finding Ways

Despite studies and research stating that mental illnesses should be managed and treated as a clinical condition like that of cardiovascular disease or diabetes mellitus, society still believes that mental illness is something that can be controlled or can be overcome by an individual as long as there is sincere willingness to change or to improve oneself. “Many people feel embarrassed or ashamed of their symptoms because our society places illogical taboos on mental health issues over physical conditions,” according to clinical psychologist Nikki Massey-Hastings, PsyD.

Also, treatment modalities for mental illnesses are expensive. Hourly rates of mental health consultations are sky-rocketing per the hour as well as the medications. Therapies can be costly and time-consuming. According to Marla B. Cohen, PsyD, “Some therapists may charge as much as $200 or more per session.” Thus, it is an entirely common practice for people to seek help through affordable methods. For instance, more people turn to the internet and mobile applications, help hotlines or facilities funded by government or NGOs.

In fact, many radio shows and streaming stations are bringing in the experts on psychiatry and mental health to help the public in information dissemination and promulgating awareness about different mental health issues. Also, it encroaches on topics on how to handle anxiety, overcoming stressful situations and reducing on modifiable risk factors. In short, these radio shows are trying their best in keeping us sane. Topics can range from latest updates on psychotic medications to how a healthy lifestyle can also translate to vigorous mental health.

Psychiatry Made Available Through Radio

One of the prominent radio shows under psychiatry radio is Psychiatry Today. Dr. Scot Bay hosts it. Dr. Bay is a medical doctor, board-certified in psychiatry. He is also maintaining a private practice in Georgia. He graduated from the University of Rochester majoring in Psychology. Later, he attended medical school at New York Medical College. He underwent residency program in Psychiatry at St. Vincent’s Hospital and became clinical director of the outpatient clinic of the said hospital until 1995. He moved to Georgia where he began his private practice. He specializes in evaluation and management of mood and anxiety disorders. He had the chance to lecture all over Southeast on topics such as practical and inventive usage of psychotic drugs. He also played a role in clinical research on unique uses of medications available in the market as well as the potential of new medicines. He started with the radio show specifically to help listeners cope better with stress and emotional turmoil. Examples of topics of “Psychiatry Today” are (1) Depression In Pregnancy Can Alter The Babies’ Brains, (2) Access To Gun Increases Risk Of Suicides And Homicides, (3) Drivers Diagnosed With ADHD More Prone To Crashes and (4) Use Of Smartphones At Night and many more.

While having radio shows discussing stereotypes and debunking myths about mental illness is advantageous, it is still best to seek individualized professional help for specific problems. This radio shows give off general advice and information that may or may not work for your situation or problem.…

November 29, 2019 Off By Willie Hudson

Counseling Programs: The New Hype in the Radio Industry

The earlier generation lived on radio and television as entertainment. While TV is a still a permanent fixture in the household, radios are rarely seen in people’s homes nowadays. Many people are saying that it is the end of the radio industry, while it is true to some extent. People are not buying radio players, cassette tapes, CDs, and its various accessories but it doesn’t follow that radio is considered as a dead industry. “The radio can have odd functions for patients’ (and all of our) psyches.”, according to Peter D. Kramer, an American psychiatrist.

 

For the past two decades, the world has been witness to the advancement of technology and the magnitude of its effort to people’s daily lives. Music can now be accessed through various means and different avenues. Any song can be found online in a matter of seconds, and the consumer can buy the song or stream it through YouTube, Spotify or Apple Music.

Due to these changes, it is safe to assume that the radio industry is dwindling down; however, studies show the opposite from the expected projection of the industry. Nielsen revealed a report which states that the second quarter of 2015 has shown the highest number of people listening to radio ever recorded. Also in the 1st to the 3rd quarter of 2015, it was recorded that 245 million people had the chance to listen to the radio at least once a week. The number is 91% of the American population above twelve years old, and this fact is a gem to the advertisers.

The New Radio

The vital reason why radio still exists in our society is due to its accessibility and availability. Most people with cars listen to the radio on their way to school or work. After travel or commute during peak hours, the number of listeners drops as they turn to a different mode such as mobile phones, computers, mp3, etc. occurs.

Many experts believe that the essence of radio might change over time to adapt to the different improvements; for instance, streaming service and subscription might gain most considerable audience traction.  The goal of the radio industry is to promote listening to the radio in general through coming up with ingenious ways to capture audience interest. Other radio stations venture to different genres other than music to tap a diverse target audience; after all, not all people driving want to listen to music. Some would like to learn new things and even seek counseling in dealing with their relationships through love advice on the radio.  Maybe spiritual talks and discussions are also available. Dr. Joy Browne, a psychologist, states that radio talk shows are a good start towards healing. “It’s a start,” says Dr. Browne. “It clarifies things and moves people in a new direction.”

Still a Long Road Ahead

The radio industry is striving and no way near extinction. Just see the earning of one of the world’s highest paid radio host, Howard Stern. It is believed that he received around 90 million from June 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017, which only proves that talking can make you productive.

Maybe opting to turn on the radio for music is not the best alternative for listeners since they can use their phones or computers to direct them to the song that they want to listen. Therefore, the best strategy for the radio industry is finding the sweet spot that interests the listeners that they would be willing to stay tuned for a long time and making listening to radios a part of their daily routine. Increased number of listeners would mean the influx of advertisers, therefore creating a vibrant industry for the radio community. “Psychologists on radio and TV shows are now part of pop culture,” says Sheenah Hankin, a Manhattan psychotherapist.

November 22, 2019 Off By Willie Hudson

Psychotherapy On Radio: Boon or Bane

In his early 40s and by societal standards labeled as successful, Bob is a corporate executive who loves his wife of 20 years and children; however, torment is evident in his voice when he shared the fact that he has a secret that he has taken exceptional measures to hide from his family. Bob imparted to the psychologist that he receives pleasure from trying on his wife’s undergarments. Bob is deeply concerned that his family will know about his most profound secret. Also, he worries about what they will think about his mental health status. The therapist then emphatically inquired about his background and declared his condition as a harmless fetish. It might be eccentric but nothing problematic enough. The therapist urges him to talk to his wife and free himself from the burden of this secret.

 

This is an example of an intimate conversation between doctor and client. However, this is neither private nor happened within the confines of a doctor office. The discussion was broadcasted on local radio in Los Angeles. The patient is on his office telephone, and a clinical psychologist was on the other line. Eavesdropping on this private conversation is the 122, 000 radio listeners in the Los Angeles area. According to Peter D. Kramer, a psychiatrist, “Patients can feel diminished by radio talk for a contrasting reason: it exposes the limits of their knowledge.”

Radio Therapy Shows: Are They In Or Out?

The question of societal fascination with psychology-oriented talk shows is rising. Whatever is the functional purpose it serves is not overstepping the ethical boundaries expected from professionals. We live in a period where gurus are straightforward and direct. Because of this, people wanted to eavesdrop. Therapy through the media is not something novel. In the 1950s and 60s, Dr. Joyce Brother started pioneering television, and live radio talks show discussing topics on frigidity and impotence. These topics are taboo subjects on the air. Some critics exclaimed that direct on-air consultation is not entirely for psychology and the primary purpose of such is not giving sound advice but instead, all done in the name of entertainment. In fact, David Bartlett, former president of the Radio-Television News Directors Association, once said,

“The best way to ensure the failure of a radiotherapy show is to concentrate on psychology. Good talk radio is done for the listener, not the caller. That may not always be compatible with the role of a therapist” (Independent, 2018).

“Psychologists on radio and TV shows are now part of pop culture,” says Sheenah Hankin, a Manhattan psychotherapist who treats media personalities.

With compromising obligations and objectives, can a radio psychologist place the best intentions of the caller over the need of the radio station and advertisers to entertain? Thus, it is essential to ask if the psychologists’ loyalty is in that of the patient’s welfare. Ethical issues arise for the profession because no sound advice or help transpires when one only knows tidbits of facts about the person and draw a conclusion from this information. Moreover, the input of psychologists might influence these callers and can affect their lives. Hopefully, advice given to them is appropriate for their condition or situation.

Always Check With Your Doctor

It is always best to seek traditional professional help. Inquiring about general information with regards to different mental illnesses and condition is perfectly fine in radio shows but when dealing with private and sensitive issues, investing in a good therapist is still irreplaceable. “You will need to talk openly and honestly with your therapist about your thoughts and feelings, so it’s important to find the right specialist for you,” says Ryan Howes, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist.…

November 1, 2019 Off By Willie Hudson

Career Focus: Disc Jockey 

Ever wanted to be a disc jockey? This career has evolved that it can now be a lucrative option for earning an income. This article will give you an idea of how to start a career in the radio industry as a disc jockey. 

 

The word disc jockey or DJ started in 1935 and was coined by Walter Winchell, a radio gossip commentator. But it was only in 1941 that the word was known publicly when it was mentioned in the Variety magazine. The primary task of the disc jockey is to introduce phonograph records on air. Back then, this was a novel way of playing songs over the radio as the disc jockey composes an introduction and adds some personal greetings to the person(s) to whom the song was dedicated. Today, this is still the primary job of the disc jockey with additional perquisites. 

Job Description And Requirements 

To become a disc jockey, it is not only necessary that you love music or can gab endlessly. A significant requirement nowadays is one must have an associate or bachelors’ degree to stay at par and meet the demands of broadcasting and communication arts. It is also essential to gain experience or hands-on training in becoming a DJ to make sure that the person will have a grasp of the technicalities of the job. 

Duties And Responsibilities 

As a disc jockey, one must understand that it is a vital aspect to practice the ethical principles in broadcasting. This includes integrity of information, fairness or equality, independence, accountability, and humanity. 

 

 

The office of a disc jockey is limited to the 4-walls of a soundproof booth. They accept greetings and calls over the phone, read letters and follow song requests. They play commercial segments and prepare interfaces in their radio program to entice the listeners. Disc jockeys are also capable of offering guidance and on-air counseling to callers who share their life problems. Most of these problems are on relationships with parents and family, love life, student, and career issues. 

Disc jockeys not only play music all day. They are given a specific radio program to host and deliver spiels that are relevant to their listeners. At times, they interview celebrities, politicians, or other vital personalities that are relevant at the moment. Disc jockeys are also invited to host social events like product launching at concerts or station sponsored events. As the disc jockey builds his/her professional portfolio, they become in demand and influential in commercial and business sales. They can receive endorsement offers and are very much well-paid. What’s more is if you have a talent in singing, dancing or acting, this can be a stepping stone to another well-off career and your road to stardom.  

Future Directions 

 

 

Some say that because of the progress of digital technology, human factors will start to diminish and digital or robotic programs will replace this. Some disagree with this prediction and would like to clarify that human interventions will remain a number one element in radio broadcasting. Even in digital radio and podcasts, radio announcers and disc jockeys are still doing their jobs. The only changes that are sure to take place are the advancement of the roles and responsibilities of a disc jockey. It is too early to say at this time what future will hold for this type of career; however, we are confident that the curtain will still not fall for the disc jockeys around the world. 

 

September 2, 2019 Off By Willie Hudson

Music Therapy: Does It Work?

There are many things that you need to remember when it comes to taking good care of your mental health. Keep in mind that no matter how healthy you are physical, there will still come a time in your life when you will start to have issues with your mental wellness. When that time comes, everything that you have in your life may be gone. As such, it is vital on your part to see to it that you take good care of your mental health.

 

 

One of the best ways on how to improve how you feel and the way you handle your issues is to try seeing a therapist. The best thing about having a therapist is that you can have someone to open up to. This professional can be your source of strength and power, especially in times of sadness and confusion. One of the effective methods used by mental health experts in helping their patients is music therapy. According to Kim McMillin, LMHC, LMFT, “Music actually changes the chemistry of the brain! Music can be used to increase daily functioning. Music is a right brain activity (music making) that can be used to compensate for lack of left brain functioning (ability to sequence, speech et.al.).”

 

Unfortunately, there are still some individuals who do not believe that this kind of therapist works. Some think that therapy is not as important as it seems. For today’s article, allow us to give you the top reasons why you must consider going to music therapy. Here are the things that you must know:

 

 

It Reminds You Of A Good Memory

 

Are you aware that there are days when all you need is to remind yourself of the good memories that you have so that you can start to feel better? Sadly, there are days when thinking about these moments may be challenging. Do not fret because music therapy can help you in this aspect. Some songs can evoke special memories. “Music has been a part of human life for as long as we can track its history. It is present in every human culture on Earth. And it seems that music is everywhere in the modern world!”, states psychologist Dr. Victoria Williamson. Some fantastic and wonderful memories have been suppressed in your mind because of bad experiences. Now is the best time to relive those moments and allow them to improve your feelings.

 

It Connects Troubled Persons

 

Some married couples choose to go through music therapy because it can remind them of the love that they have for each other. Some marital problems exist because couples forget how they value each other. Music therapy can be an exciting way of how to show them that staying together is the best option. It is one of the reasons why several therapists or counselors use this in fixing a marriage.

 

 

It Takes Away Sadness

 

If you are grieving because of the loss of a loved one, do not worry because there is something that can help you improve what you are feeling at the moment. All you have to do is to start considering music therapy sessions. Several professionals in your area specialize in using music during the various meetings for therapy. According to psychiatrist Ira Altschuler, “Music, even more than the spoken word, lends itself as a therapy because it meets with little or no intellectual resistance and does not need to appeal to logic to initiate action.” Make sure that you take advantage of the services that they are offering. Choose the right therapist for you, and everything will soon feel okay on your part.

 

What are you waiting for? Start music therapy now if you believe that you need to get one.

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August 26, 2019 Off By Willie Hudson

How To Express Your Love Through Music

Falling in love is one of the best things that you can feel in this lifetime. Nothing can ever make you the happiest person unless you found your other half. It can be overwhelming in the beginning, but everything will feel better once you find that one individual who can make you feel complete and whole. Because of this, it can be challenging or difficult on how to express your love to the other person. Sometimes, you can become too much in love to the point that you will end up being speechless when your loved one is around.

 

 

In this article, we are going to provide you with romantic ways on how you can use songs to make the one you love happy. Now is the best time to express your love for someone through music. First of all, you have to understand that music is the universal language in this world. You must change or transform the way you look at and listen to beautiful songs. Think of them as a wonderful opportunity to connect to your inner self and put a smile to your significant other.

 

Here are the special ways on how you can express love through music:

 

Serenade Her

 

Nothing is more classic than singing to the girl who means the world to you. Be thankful for the availability of good music to connect with another individual. You can express what you feel inside by choosing a song that your girl loves. Once you have this song, you can now focus on thinking about the special ways on how you can serenade her. It can also be a good idea in moments when you are planning to propose to your girl.

 

 

Create A Playlist

 

Do you want to be extra romantic to your loved one? One of the best ways to make this happen is to dedicate your time and attention into creating a special playlist for her. Think of all the beautiful songs that she likes listening to. Put them into one playlist and share it to her as soon as possible. Another way of making this suggestion is to select the songs that you want to dedicate to her.

 

Focus On The Lyrics

 

Is there something that you wish your girl to know right now? Do you want to express how grateful and happy you are because of her presence in your life? Did she do something recently that made you feel proud? All you have to do is to choose or select the right song for every moment. Once you do, take the proper steps to share it to her. For sure, she will find it interesting and exciting, especially once she realizes that you went out of your way to listen to the songs and give her meaningful lyrics.

 

 

Indeed, songs and music do make the world go round. Do not hesitate to take advantage of these beautiful pieces. Learn how to fall in love with songs and use it to express your affection to someone.

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August 19, 2019 Off By Willie Hudson

Why You Need To Listen To Songs

Are you constantly feeling a lot of stress in your day-to-day life? Do you get anxious right away when things do not happen the way you want them to be? Is it your goal to improve your mood and start feeling better about life? If you answered yes to all these, then make sure to begin considering listening to the best songs of all times. Tuning in to your radio or playing your favorite songs on your phone can be highly therapeutic in your part.

 

 

Because of this, we want to encourage everyone to make music a big part of your life. For today’s article, we are going to provide you with a list of the top reasons why you need to start listening to good songs beginning today:

 

It Relieves You From Stress

 

As already mentioned above, one of the best advantages of listening to music is that it can take all your stress and worry away. When you select a good song, you allow yourself to connect with it positively. The more you play uplifting or upbeat songs, the better you will feel about everything in your life. If this continues to take place or happen for a long time, there is a good chance that stress will ultimately be eliminated.

 

It Improves Your Mood

 

Do you ever think or feel that some days are difficult to survive? When something bad happens at any given time, make sure to refer to your playlist as soon as possible. Select the right songs to lift your mood. Keep in mind that playing your favorite songs can be the easiest way to improve what you feel at a given moment. For example, if you encounter a bad day at the office, the best way to deal with it is to tune in to your favorite radio and let the songs entertain you.

 

 

It Gives You Hope

 

Are you aware that there are many songs out there that were written for the sole purpose of helping troubled persons? It is best if you will take the time to discover these songs and download them. Listen to these amazing songs whenever you feel sad and down. Let the music bring out the best in you and give you more hope or inspiration to move forward. Take note that sometimes, all you need is a little push. If you cannot get it from others, then at least get it from the best music or songs available right now.

 

Conclusion

 

Playing your favorite songs can be the best way to feel better about everything. Make sure that you take advantage of the best songs produced by various artists around the globe. Do not be afraid to allow songs to affect you positively. The more you embrace them, the better it would be for you. Listening to music can also be therapeutic. This is one of the various reasons why many therapists or counselors recommend it for mental health purposes. Enjoy every moment you can get with the best songs!

 

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August 12, 2019 Off By Willie Hudson

How To Create Your Playlist

Creating your playlist is one of the fun things that you can do. It feels good to search for the songs that keep your soul alive. There is always a big part of you that will continue to smile if you find the perfect songs to represent what you feel at the moment. However, creating a playlist can also be stressful, especially if you have mixed emotions. It can be challenging, tough, or and confusing to find the said songs. Don’t fret because, in this article, we are going to start creating the perfect playlist.

 

 

Know What You Feel

 

The first thing that you must do is the current state of your emotions. Are you happy or sad? Does something keep you excited or stressed? Being aware of what you truly feel can guide you on how to start selecting the songs to include in your playlist. Do not be afraid to discover your emotions and explore each of them. Creating a playlist should be a fun process. Consider it also as an excellent opportunity for self-discovery. You will love it for sure.

 

Plan The Title

 

The next step is to determine the title of the playlist that you want to create. When choosing a title, make sure to select something witty and easy to remember. The benefit of creating a title ahead of time is that you can already set your mind about the kinds of songs that you want to add in the list. For example, if you choose “Mood Booster” as the name of the playlist, then the songs to add in the playlist must be those with upbeat tunes or positive lyrics.

 

 

Listen To Songs Completely

 

Another thing that you must never neglect is to listen to the entire song before adding it on your playlist. You will never know the beauty of one song unless you listen to its entirety. What is nice about doing this is that you are allowing yourself to connect to a song. It is best if you will put your earphones on while listening so that you can feel every beat and lyrics. Enjoy the process of selecting your playlist by doing this activity. It will also help you to determine how much you can like a particular song. Make sure to enjoy it.

 

Conclusion

 

Choosing the best songs for a perfect playlist does not need to be difficult. Make sure that you enjoy the process so that everything you do will be worth it. Ask a friend to accompany you if you want. You can listen to great songs, and you can also get inspiration from him. The essential tip to remember is to be patient when it comes to curating a playlist. There will be some minor challenges along the way, but you can get through it. Once you create the best playlist, everything will become better for you. You can use that playlist to cheer you up daily.

 

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July 29, 2019 Off By Willie Hudson

How Therapists See The Benefits Of Listening To Radio

We all can appreciate the importance of radio on different sides of advertising. However, some of us consider it essential for music entertainment. That is the reason why radio grew its audience for about 12% over the past years. “For most of us, good radio enlarges our social sphere.”, according to Peter D. Kramer, a psychiatrist. With regards to its contribution to the mainstream media, the psychological field is also now acknowledging music’s potential in assisting with mental health. But note, the process did not just happen overnight. The importance of listening to the radio was once criticized many years ago by a lot of people. Fortunately, in today’s generation, things are way more different. Dr. Frank Farley, president of the media psychology division of the American Psychological Association, says radio talk shows represent the beginning of a new era, and he is less than thrilled. “There is a controversy here, no doubt about it,” he said. “Basically we’re against it; there is definitely a sentiment against it. Longer term, face-to-face encounters are crucial. This ain’t therapy. The association is now working up a code of ethics on the issue.”

Music And Visual

Innovation is now working its way to globalize information technology. As you can see, one of its significant contributions to the world is the internet. With the power of the internet, we can now watch different things online, including music videos. But way before, listening to radio with a piece of favorite music on is, in fact, more pleasurable than watching the visuals with “the music on.” That is because the focus of listening to music makes sense of hearing more functional. It increases the ability of the auditory to process such words, tempo, timing, and beat. Because in comparison in today’s era, the brain’s concentration gets mixed by the separated visual and auditory details of particular music shown on videos.

Music And The Mind

An average person can listen to music up to four to six hours a day on separate occasions of the time. When calculated, that is roughly about a person’s thirteen years of life existence. It gets better because a lot of us now consider music as a mindfulness therapy. It creates a significant positive impact on our mental state. So when we listen to it through a radio, the effect becomes more psychologically advantageous. Since listening makes us focus on our particular sense, which is our sense of hearing, we get to be creative. We allow our minds to think through things with the help of sounds we only hear. With that, we receive an increased cognitive function. But it is vital to recognize that not all music is beneficial for mental health. Some assist therapy, but some damages the brain function in some ways. With that, we need to be more careful with our music selections.

Music And The Soul

When listening to something, we imagine things. We get to create a visual representation of a particular scenario that relates us to the current state of our feelings. That inevitable moment takes us into a deep inner connection between our emotions and mental well-being. That is the reason why every time we listen to a piece of music, radio drama, or podcast; we feel comfortable at the same time. The whole idea of listening to something from the radio influences our mood to feel the desired emotional state we need at the moment. Music is beneficial in finding the courage to convince ourselves that we need to let our emotions out. Therefore, listening to the radio can help release those emotions we are not supposed to control.

Media And Information

We often use media to our advantage, especially with television. But the effects of listening to a radio create no difference at all. As we listen to a conversation, interviews, and news on the radio, we also get informed. We receive the same amount of knowledge we assume we only get in television alone. Yes, there are issues alongside the broadcasting’s truthfulness and fact-based reports. But that goes the same as to all types of media. Therefore, we can conclude that everything we hear on the radio has the same amount of truth-and-lie possible experience we receive from watching television.

There are so many examples of how listening can be a significant factor in increasing cognitive and emotional function. Psychiatrist Ira Altschuler once said “Music, even more than the spoken word, lends itself as a therapy because it meets with little or no intellectual resistance and does not need to appeal to logic to initiate action.” That is perhaps the reason why radios still live up to this moment. It even caters our needs when it comes to information and entertainment. That is a fact. But in terms of addressing psychological issues, listening to a radio truly helps a lot in taking care of anxiety, stress, as well as depression. But we have to be mindful that it is not necessary to listen to a thousand of music in a day only to become emotionally and mentally stable. Just those we like is more than enough to handle our neurological productivity.

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