Streaming Sounds: Musical Listening in the Digital Age

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In a time when music streaming has become the dominant mode of consuming music recordings, this book interrogates how users go about listening to music in their everyday lives in a context where streaming services are focused on not only the circulation of music for users but also the circulation of user data and attention. Drawing insights directly from interviews with users, music streaming is explained as never merely a neutral technology but rather one that seeks to actively shape user engagement. Users respond to streaming platforms with some relishing these aspects that provide music to be drawn into daily activities while others show signs of resistance. It is this tension that this book explores. This unique and accessible study will be ideal reading for both scholars and students of popular music studies, communication studies, sociology, media and cultural studies.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages168
ISBN (Electronic)9781003862185
ISBN (Print)9781032226163
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2024


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