Consuming Music Together: Social and Collaborative Aspects by Kenton O'Hara, Barry Brown

By Kenton O'Hara, Barry Brown

Hearing, procuring and sharing tune is an immensely very important a part of daily life. but contemporary technological advancements are more and more altering how we use and devour song. This e-book collects jointly the newest reviews of song intake, and new advancements in track expertise. It combines the views of either social scientists and know-how designers, uncovering how new tune applied sciences are literally getting used, in addition to discussions of recent track applied sciences nonetheless in improvement. With a particular concentrate on the social nature of track, the publication breaks new floor in bringing jointly discussions of either the social and technological points of song use. Chapters hide themes akin to using the iPod, tune applied sciences which inspire social interplay in public areas, and track sharing on the web. A important assortment for someone excited about the way forward for tune know-how, this e-book may be of specific curiosity to these designing new tune applied sciences, these operating within the tune undefined, in addition to scholars of tune and new know-how.

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4. Results We discuss the findings from our interviews in two different sections. Firstly, we dicuss how conventional music media came to be used, in particular music sharing with conventional media but also the ways in which music is collected and arranged by music enthusiasts. We then move on to discuss the use of digitial files, focusing on some of the issues which result from the lack of tangibility of digital files. These findings are drawn together in the implications section where we discuss design concepts developed directly from these results.

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This gave them opportunities to socialise together around music, by going to nightclubs or live music together. Particularly for the teenagers we interviewed, a shared taste in music was an important bond for groups of friends. However, the older enthusiasts we spoke to also talked about having groups of friends with whom they frequently discussed new music, often swapping popular recordings and recommendations. ” This is perhaps not surprising: music taste, as with other tastes, can be seen as part of an individual’s identity.

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