music nostalgia

From an interview with USC Annenberg

So why is nostalgia so popular right now? Music and technology expert Todd Richmond believes it can be attributed to music’s shift to digital. “You’ve got this generation who’s grown up with digital,” he said. “They’ve grown up with instant access and instant availability to millions of songs. But the way that they experience that music is kind of a thin veneer.”

He added, “that’s another part of this whole nostalgia thing. It’s really that truly human thing about experiencing music with other people in a place…I think people are searching for that.”