A recent New York Times article explored a 3 year study of the hip-hop club scene in NY city. Munoz-Laboy et al observed dancing and behavior at these clubs and ran interviews with young men and women. They were surprised to find that even with the sexual and often misogynistic overtones of the music, young… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Music
A new study by Peterson and Wingood et al found that "African-American female adolescents who spend more time watching rap music videos are more likely to participate in high-risk behaviors such as binge drinking and sex with multiple partners, to test positive for marijuana, and to have a negative body image." See abstract See press… Read more »
Alloy Media + Marketing estimates that pre-teens spend $30 million of their own money annually, and influence the spending of $126 million of their parents’ money. Their music purchases include pre-packaged pop sensations, often from television shows, such as That’s So Raven, Hannah Montana, and TV-movie High School Musical.
Some people estimate that product placement started in the 1930s with movie directors filming in their favorite restaurants; others estimate it all really began with the promotion of Reese’s Pieces in the beloved film, ET. In either case, we’ve seen it done in movies and television for years now and with more and more people… Read more »
This week’s MMWR report is titled Youth Exposure to Alcohol Advertising on Radio. After studying ads for the top 25 alcohol brands in the top 104 media markets, researchers found that 49% of the ads were on programs where the audience was disproportionately composed of youth under the legal drinking age.
Today, there were two new research articles on media and health in the August issue of Pediatrics: The first study measured whether watching professional wrestling on television lead high school students to increased fighting with their dating partners. In a longitudinal study of over 2,200 students, researchers found "significant correlations" between how often students watched… Read more »