Consuming Music Together

Social and Collaborative Aspects of Music Consumption Technologies

  • Kenton O’Hara
  • Barry Brown

Part of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work book series (CSCW, volume 35)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kenton O’Hara, Barry Brown
      Pages 3-17
    3. Tia DeNora
      Pages 19-33
  3. Sharing Music

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Barry Brown, Abigail Sellen
      Pages 37-56
    3. Amy Voida, Rebecca E. Grinter, Nicholas Ducheneaut
      Pages 57-83
  4. Choosing Music

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Kenton O’Hara, Matthew Lipson, Axel Unger, Huw Jeffries, Marcel Jansen, Peter Macer
      Pages 87-109
  5. Mobile Music

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Arianna Bassoli, Julian Moore, Stefan Agamanolis
      Pages 151-172
  6. Music and Dance

  7. Consumption as Production

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 307-311

About this book


Listening to, buying and sharing music is an immensely important part of everyday life. Yet recent technological developments are increasingly changing how we use and consume music. This book collects together the most recent studies of music consumption, and new developments in music technology. It combines the perspectives of both social scientists and technology designers, uncovering how new music technologies are actually being used, along with discussions of new music technologies still in development. With a specific focus on the social nature of music, the book breaks new ground in bringing together discussions of both the social and technological aspects of music use. Chapters cover topics such as the use of the iPod, music technologies which encourage social interaction in public places, and music sharing on the internet.

A valuable collection for anyone concerned with the future of music technology, this book will be of particular interest to those designing new music technologies, those working in the music industry, along with students of music and new technology.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kenton O’Hara
    • 1
  • Barry Brown
    • 2
  1. 1.Hewlett Packard LaboratoriesBristolUK
  2. 2.Glasgow UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4031-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4097-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1496
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