Study: People exaggerate interest in new music
Discovering unknown bands on Spotify is way better than cycling through your tired iTunes collection, right? Well, you probably think you like streaming music you've never heard more than you actually do. A new study from Washington University found that consumers claim they want to hear new music but end up choosing songs they already know. So given the choice, you're probably skipping over underground Swedish EDM and double-clicking on "Hey Ya." Familiarity is especially appealing when people are busy or performing cognitively difficult tasks.