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Hearing, procuring and sharing tune is an immensely vital a part of lifestyle. but contemporary technological advancements are more and more altering how we use and devour track. This booklet collects jointly the latest stories of track 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, besides discussions of recent tune applied sciences nonetheless in improvement. With a particular concentrate on the social nature of track, the ebook breaks new floor in bringing jointly discussions of either the social and technological features of track use. Chapters disguise themes similar to using the iPod, tune applied sciences which motivate social interplay in public areas, and track sharing at the internet.

A helpful assortment for an individual occupied with the way forward for tune expertise, this ebook might be of specific curiosity to these designing new song applied sciences, these operating within the tune undefined, besides scholars of tune and new expertise.

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The participants often would have friends who shared a taste in music. 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.

Value judgements about music sharing are inherent in the terminology that one uses to talk about the activity – does one speak of music piracy, or music sharing? Very different values are evoked by both of these terms. One evokes the values of theft and abuse, the other of community and reciprocity. For example, showing careful use of language, the UK anti-piracy organisation calls itself the “federation against copyright theft” (FACT), evoking a direct analogy between theft and piracy. However, as has been discussed in the legal literature on piracy there is no simple analogy between theft and piracy (Couser, 1999).

Often they took advantage of the temporal structure of radio broadcasts to make their choice. That is, the fact that there is usually news on the hour, or that certain types of music are played at certain times of day: “I listen to Radio One and listen to it at the points where I know they’re going to play tracks that aren’t on the play list. ” The diversity of technology across places presented a number of obstacles to unfettered use and choice of music. This included the need to carry around and organise a physically distributed collection, the need to copy across formats, problems in managing and searching large collections, and limited access to music in different locations.

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