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It's only juke box music: A study of the mechanisms behind the structuring of music consumption
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

How do music consumers come into contact with the music they like? How is music consumption patterns developed? Using a phenomenological approach this master's thesis sets out to answer a number of questions regarding the development of music consumption patterns. To do this in-depth interviews has been carried out with eleven respondents who were interviewed about their experi- ences of developing a music consumption pattern.

Through this research it is shown how the development of music consumption patterns is a long process which begins with the introduction of the music consumer to an artist or group upon which future consumption will be conditioned and continues through the constant adding of new music and knowledge until the music listener one day stops developing his or her taste further and the music consumption stagnates. This research has also made possible the analysis of how well three influential theoretical models are at explaining music consumption from the perspective of the music consumer. 

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2013. , 48 p.
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Music consumption, gateway artist, taste, phenomenology, cultural capital, art worlds
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-94744OAI: diva2:655103
Available from: 2015-02-16 Created: 2013-10-10 Last updated: 2015-02-16Bibliographically approved

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