Consuming Music in the Digital Age: Technologies, Roles and by Raphaël Nowak

By Raphaël Nowak

This booklet addresses the difficulty of song intake within the electronic period of applied sciences. It explores how contributors use tune within the context in their daily lives and the way, in go back, tune acquires yes roles inside daily contexts and extra largely of their lifestyles narratives.

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On the contrary, the music’s powers are constituted by Lucy herself; they derive from the ways she interacts with them’ (p. 41). Music is listened to not only because individuals connect with it, but also because it diffuses adequately within particular contexts. Through the process of diffusion, individuals interpret different music as potential resources of everyday accompaniments. The powers of music derive from the range of responses that it induces in individuals.  84). This is because 46 Consuming Music in the Digital Age music consists of ‘sound waves, vibrations that the body may feel even when it cannot hear’ (p.

This is an element that comes into consideration when pondering over the music technology to use: Raphaël: How do you decide whether it’s from vinyl or computer when you’re home? Carlos: I guess a lot of that has got to do with how much I can be bothered really. Raphaël: So it is a utilitarian thing as well. Carlos: If I’m definitely too tired to flip records, I’m more likely to go to bed and listen to stuff on my phone before I fall asleep. (Carlos, 33, media communication employee, July 2014) Carlos is one of the five participants that I interviewed twice (in January 2011 and in July 2014).

Music folders. Screenshot folders. If I have a gig coming up, I go back and look through everything. But usually, as soon as I find something great, I just buy it straight away. (Fiona, 28, DJ, July 2014) Shazam is a great resource for Fiona, because all the music that she hears in social settings (in clubs, bars, at friends’ places) can be identified and saved for later. The tool enables her to keep updated with new releases that she can then include in her DJ sets. Similarly, Spotify gives her the opportunity to browse through music she does not know, and star the tracks that she wants to save for later.

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