Music is a more complicated “product” to consume than movies, for several reasons:
- A movie may be watched just once. Some music has to be listened several times before you ‘get’ it. At the same time, a favourite song can be listened endlessly.
- The best way to watch a movie is seated, quietly, and focused. Music can be listened in any position and state of mind, alone or in thousands.
- A movie has a specific length of time. Music can be listened for moments or hours or days.
- A single movie takes its two hours or so of time. If you have less time than that, it easy to stop and resume later.
- If you interrupt a Bruckner Symphony in the middle, there is little sense in resuming at the stopping point.
- Two hours of pop music requires choosing perhaps 20 or 30 different songs. This is work. You can pay good money for a professional DJ to select appropriate songs.
- It is automatic to watch a previously unseen movie. To choose listening to new music instead of any old familiar stuff is a conscious, much less automatic choice. When you are going to watch a movie, you deliberately look out for something not seen before.
What else am I forgetting?