There are researches on how music is influenced by culture or religion, but research on the influences on music by both culture and religion actually adds a level of complexity to the research. This might require analyzing from both perspectives. Also music as such is not generally analyzed; music from the movie industry is selected. Here again there are different forms of music in the movie industry. So the research question will basically need to be narrowed down more, to do this an extensive literature review will be required.
The methodology that would be used for research would primarily be a qualitative research. The qualitative research is needed as the research aims to develop a social framework and hence would need to interact with people. Primary data collection is also preferred to keep the data more current.
In the context of this connectedness of religion, culture and music, to analyze for how the former changed the latter is significant. Music as much as defined culture as culture defined music, in the present world popular music as presented in the movie industry also understands and appreciates this connection. This is why songs are made to cater to the societal way of living in contemporary times. It is the intention of this research to analyze for whether a social framework could be constructed that could be used to identify these points of influence. Several points of influence can be identified for both culture and religion. This framework could be tested out across different time periods and music at that time or it could be tested with the music of different nations. This will give academia, a generic framework on which other levels of comparison can be added.