#164 - Why we often remember bad better than good | Curio

#164 - Why we often remember bad better than good

14 mins | Mar 11, 2022

Today's episode from 11th March 2022. We're talking hip-hop first this Friday. The genre makes up for about a third of all music streaming and has almost double the fanbase compared to rock music, yet investors are seemingly not interested in buying the back catalogues of rappers. We explore why. Then later, why do we more often remember negative memories than positive ones? We look at the studies which suggest that it might have something to do with our survival instinct. There have been dozens of headlines about older rock musicians selling their life’s work for hundreds of millions of dollars. But what about the older kings of hip-hop? Despite being the backbone of the music streaming revolution, for The Financial Times, Anna Nicolaou reveals why complex copyright mean that rappers are losing out to boomer rock musicians. Scientific studies have proven that we tend to remember negative experiences over positive ones, with one dominant theory suggesting that the reason for this could be evolutionary. From The Washington Post, Allie Caren learns more. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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