To many teens in society today, pop-rock music is very influential. " Pop rock music has been controversial at least since the 1950's." (Brown, p.1) American youth listen to music and watch music videos four to five hours a day, which is more time than they spend with their friends outside of school or watching television." ( O'Toole, p.1) That's because music is central to youth culture. Today, young people typically focus more on music and entertainment rather than educational development. Music has become a huge part of society for teens. Pop-rock music reinforces who one is and tells others what group he or she belongs to. These reasons make it important to see that pop-rock music has influenced teens in society today.
Music matters to adolescents, and they cannot be understood without a serious consideration of how it fits into their lives. "Music alters and intensifies their moods, furnishes much of their slang, dominates their conversations and provides the ambiance at their social gatherings." (Brown, p.1) For young people, music has become a dominant center source of concentration. "Young people also use music to gain information about the 'adult world', and to withdraw from social contact (such as using a walkman or mp3 player, not unlike an adult