Auditory loudness perception and the consumption of popular music between 1980 and 2010

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dc.contributor.advisor De Villiers, William Murray
dc.contributor.postgraduate Kwak, Dong Ho
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-08T09:42:57Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-08T09:42:57Z
dc.date.created 2016-04-13
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.description Mini dissertation (MMus)--University of Pretoria, 2016. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This quantitative study investigates the possible correlation between auditory loudness perception and commercial success in the music industry by measuring and comparing the loudness levels of the top 10 and the bottom 10 singles from the Top 100 Billboard Year End Chart between 1980 and 2010. A total of 140 singles from 1980 and 2010 (with 5 year intervals) were measured in terms of integrated loudness, momentary maximum loudness and loudness range. The variables were measured using the computer software based processing of iZotope Ozone Insight and Waves Loudness Meter (WLM) on Cubase 5 Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) platform. The data were analysed for any observable trend in terms of loudness level, commercial success and consistency between iZotope Ozone Insight and WLM. The analysis clearly showed the steady increase in loudness level over time. Between the top 10 and the bottom 10 singles, there was no statistically significant difference. Therefore the results of this study illustrated that, for the Top 100 Billboard Year End Chart, there is no evidence of any correlation between the perceived loudness and the commercial success (sales). en_ZA
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dc.description.degree MMus
dc.description.department Music en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Kwak, DH 2016, Auditory loudness perception and the consumption of popular music between 1980 and 2010, MMus Mini Dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/51284>
dc.identifier.other A2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/51284
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.subject Music Technology en_ZA
dc.subject UCTD
dc.title Auditory loudness perception and the consumption of popular music between 1980 and 2010 en_ZA
dc.type Mini Dissertation en_ZA


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