Is there a term for being aware of new things, such as 'my ____(being aware of new) for music has increased since having used this new website'.

  • I don't have any answer that would fit neatly into your blank, but how do you feel about "This new website has really let me keep current on the music scene" (or "keep current on [pop] music", or whatever).
    – Dan Bron
    Aug 5, 2014 at 0:04
  • My newfound appreciation for music. My newfound knowledge of music.
    – user85526
    Aug 5, 2014 at 0:13
  • I'm going to post this as a comment rather than an answer, because while it's supported by the dictionary definition of the word, no contemporary speaker would use it this way: "my musical currency has increased since I started to use ...". If you don't believe me, see this answer (which also offers "topicality"): english.stackexchange.com/a/53888/55623
    – Dan Bron
    Aug 5, 2014 at 0:29
  • Wouldn't it be fitting if this word could incorporate the notion of being "in tune" Aug 5, 2014 at 0:56
  • You are hip to new music.
    – The Photon
    Aug 5, 2014 at 5:34

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You may use awareness or knowledge,

  • My awareness in music has increased since having used this new website
  • My knowledge of music has increased since having used this new website
  • I am up to date about music since, I started using this website.

Trendiness: the quality of being up to date or very fashionable.

The word "trendiness" comes from "trendy" meaning very fashionable or up to date.

The source is Oxford online dictionary.


I think receptivity may suggest the idea of being aware and open to new things:


  • open to arguments, ideas, or change; "receptive to reason and the logic of facts."

  • capable of or qualified for receiving.

  • ready or willing to receive favorably: receptive to their proposals.



Awareness is good in the exact same context as your sentence; you could also try consciousness, such as

I've been more music-conscious since having used the website.


I've been more conscious of music since having used the website.


I [personally] would use adaptation, though everyone else's comments and answers are equally valid.


Awakening, you might have to change the wording a bit but I think it works in context.

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    This answer would be improved if you provided a cited reference to a dictionary definition and explained a bit more why you think it fits the context.
    – Kit Z. Fox
    Aug 5, 2014 at 0:03

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