“Ah, music,” [Dumbledore said], wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Whether we listen to pop, rock ‘n roll, heavy metal, R&B or any other preferred genre of music, whether our music tastes rest heavily in the current decade or several decades ago, music is meant to bring all of us together through a common love. By human nature, many of us try to create hierarchies for the musicians that we admire: “He’s too autotuned.” “She’s too promiscuous.” “Their following is too young to appreciate good music.” Regardless of these labels and differences, when boiled down to its most fundamental level, music has the power to transcend age, culture and gender in an effort to connect people who otherwise would likely not come into passing with one another.

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