I Like the Way It Sounds: the Influence of Which Instruments and How Many Instruments Are Audible on Music Preferences

This research documents the relationship between what instruments are audible to a listener and preferences for music. By comparing #1 singles Billboard’s Hot 100 weekly rankings with songs that never climbed above #90 from the past 55 years, we identify how specific instrument combinations distinguish popular songs from unpopular songs.



Citation:

Joseph C. Nunes and Andrea Ordanini (2014) ,"I Like the Way It Sounds: the Influence of Which Instruments and How Many Instruments Are Audible on Music Preferences", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42, eds. June Cotte, Stacy Wood, and , Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 172-176.

Authors

Joseph C. Nunes, University of Southern California, USA
Andrea Ordanini, Bocconi University, Italy



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42 | 2014



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