Hit songs may be brainwashing you to drink more

in 2013, Michael Siegel, Newsmakers, Salon.com, School of Public Health
September 2nd, 2013

Michael Siegel, School of Public Health

Drinking songs date back to the Middle Ages. So it’s not particularly surprising that a study of recent hit recordings finds nearly a quarter of them mention alcohol—and almost always in a positive light…

Expert quote:

“Many of the artists of these songs—particularly within the urban genre—have agreements with alcohol companies to promote their brand. Thus, alcohol companies may be indirectly promoting brand-specific alcohol use among underage youth through sponsorship of popular artists.”

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