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Consuming Music in the Digital Age

Technologies, Roles and Everyday Life


Part of the Pop Music, Culture and Identity book series (PMCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Raphaël Nowak
    Pages 1-13
  3. Raphaël Nowak
    Pages 99-125
  4. Raphaël Nowak
    Pages 151-154
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 155-167

About this book


This book addresses the issue of music consumption in the digital era of technologies. It explores how individuals use music in the context of their everyday lives and how, in return, music acquires certain roles within everyday contexts and more broadly in their life narratives.


Music sociology music sociology digital age music technologies everyday life music listening music consumption affects narratives roles music taste music preferences consumption individual

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Griffith UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.University of BristolUK

About the authors

Raphaël Nowak is a cultural sociologist affiliated with the Griffith Center for Cultural Research, Australia and is a teaching assistant at the University of Bristol, UK.

Bibliographic information


“This book examines the various methods the youth employs when listening to music, and how music consumption via digital technologies have shaped their lives. … Nowak does a splendid job in surveying music consumption in the digital age. While the theme carries a cultural-sociological approach, the book would appeal to researchers and academics in this field (especially under/postgraduate students).” (Shara Rambarran, Volume!, Vol. 55 (1), 2018)