We keep hearing that physical media is going away. From music, to magazines, to newspapers, everything is becoming more and more virtual. There's an online migration that will make the media 'product' completely obsolete. To a degree, it's probably true. We see it in actual consumption statistics. But there's something in us that still requires the tactile. Music is, or should be immersive.
I collect vinyl records. I currently have approximately 3,000 of them, along with some 400 45’s, 78’s, and even over 100 Edison cylinder records which date back to the turn of the 20th century.
The results of a new study are out, showing what those of us who love music knew all along. Listening to music causes our brains to release dopamine, the same feel good chemical that ramps up when we eat a great meal, have sex, or use certain drugs (legal and illegal).
According to the Associated Press story,