An individual listens to music at an average of eighteen hours per week

An individual listens to music at an average of eighteen hours per week (Rentfrow, P. J. 2012). Music is an important part of people’s lives. In general music and mood appear to be connected. A person could be drawn to sad music in the wake of having experienced a breakup. An individual can also select a piece of energetic music to listen to, with the intention to improve the current mood state. Some philosophers suggest that listening to music has an effect on mood whilst others suggest that these moods are irrelevant to the listening experience (Goffin, K. 2014). Emotion that is experienced by the listener and the emotion that is expressed