Every few months, the same issue is called into question. The Mozart theory. We've all read the stats: playing Mozart--or any piece of music--to an unborn baby could make them smarter, more agile, more emotionally intelligent, etc. In reality, every time the subject comes up, a barrage of counter-studies are published to dispel these theories as bogus or at least highly subjective. Nevertheless, the myth continues to survive and thrive on an irresistible marketing trap fueled by mothers who are determined to dote on their child before they're even born. Enter the Babypod, the world's first "intra-vaginal speaker designed to broadcast music inside the womb to an unborn baby.” On December 29th, Spanish Singer Soraya performed a concert to market the device to prospective moms.
Sorry Tipper Gore, you were wrong. Among the many stereotypes linking certain styles of music with their target audiences was the notion that metal-heads of 1980s were a rebellious youth headed for a troubled, drug-addled future. Now, a recently published study on the present status of this demographic has proven to be a pride-swallowing revelation for those who created the stereotypes.