Impact & Longevity of Good Music on Listeners

“Music is a way to bypass our rational side and to get in touch with the emotional life we often keep hidden. If people are having trouble, there’s usually a way that music can help.”

Music seems to “selectively activate” neurochemical systems and brain structures associated with positive mood, emotion regulation, attention, and memory in ways that promote beneficial changes, says Kim Innes, a professor of epidemiology at West Virginia University’s School of Public Health. 

A co-authored 2016 study found that music listening could boost mood and well-being and improve stress-related measures in older adults suffering from cognitive decline. 

“Both meditation and music listening are potentially powerful tools for improving overall health and well-being,” the author says. The study compared the benefits of music to meditation—a practice in vogue for its mental-health perks. If you’re looking for an easy way to transform your mood, cue the music.

This music research aligns with the larger arena of music therapy. The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) reports that music therapy programs can be designed to achieve goals such as managing stress, enhancing memory, and alleviating pain. A 2015 review in The Lancet Trusted Source found that people who listened to music before, during, or after surgery experienced less pain and anxiety than patients who did not listen to music. 

Barry Goldstein, a recording artist who has studied the vibrational effects of music for more than 25 years, says music has a profound impact on the brain. After reviewing 25 trials, the researchers concluded that music is an excellent therapy to potentially reduce depression and anxiety and improve mood, self-esteem, and quality of life. The people who experienced a slightly greater but non-significant, reduction in pain, and needed minor pain medication, were the ones who got to pick their music.

Working with a music therapist is one effective way to take advantage of the many benefits music can have on your body, mind, and overall health. It can boost memory, build task endurance, lighten your mood, reduce anxiety and depression, stave off fatigue, improve your response to pain, and help you work out more effectively. 

Having all this literary information, people can be sure of the benefits music can give them, but the long-term impact left on them is something that many do not recognize. Although there are many studies on the topic, only a few people read about the facts about music’s longevity. 

Many music artists make good music, and very few manage to make the pieces that have a positive impact and the factors to make it stay in the listeners’ playlists. One of the best music artists is Palmyre Seraphin. 

With the former experience of being a Gospel Music artist, Seraphin has recently started her career with English songs. Before releasing her English song “You better Know what time it is,” she had already built a considerable fan base by creating superhits in the Gospel Music line. 

Primarily a French/Haitian Creole Musician, Seraphin started her music career at a very young age and has always wanted to spread positivity and hope through her music; this has led her fans to get influenced by her work and respect her.

With her 20 years of experience in the field of music, she has created 3 albums in French/Haitian creole and is working on her next English single. Seraphin sang at the 6th Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle from 2006-2018. With her calming and soothing voice, Seraphin has expertise and experience playing the piano.