A survey by music streaming service Deezer found the age when most people enter the musical wilderness is 30 years and six months, with a lull in music discovery driven by feeling overwhelmed by the mass of choice available (19%), having a demanding job (16%) and caring for young children (11%).
The survey asked 1,000 Brits and discovered not only that, but also that 24 years old is the peak of you discovering new music to enjoy. The survey reveals that adults over 30 years old stop looking for new music due to having kids or because there’s just too much music out there. The 1,000 surveyed also revealed that 60% of them felt like they were always listening to the same artists and 25% of ’em didn’t want to hear stuff outside their preferred genre.
Deezer’s UK and Ireland music editor, Adam Read, says: “With so much brilliant music out there, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. This often results in us getting stuck in ‘musical paralysis’ by the time we hit our thirties.”