Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Music, Sound and MultimediaFrom the Live to the Virtual$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jamie Sexton

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748625338

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625338.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 06 July 2022

Music Media in Young People's Everyday Lives

Music Media in Young People's Everyday Lives

(p.172) 9. Music Media in Young People's Everyday Lives
Music, Sound and Multimedia

Dan Laughey

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter describes how music use often bridges the private and public spaces of young people's everyday lives, and how different technologies are often linked with different uses. It specifically covers the different uses of music media: private and public; intensive and casual; and alternative and populist. The multiple forms of music media available in public and private contexts afford differing degrees of user involvement. The Internet is now a commonplace medium for niche music styles and genres, despite the fact that it is accessible on a ‘mass’ scale. iPod and MP3 players with similarly large memory capacities are often linked with intensive, personal use, although these technologies retain a public use dimension that counteracts the assumption that they are simply the latest developments on the personal stereo prototype. Media technologies do not determine the meanings that users contribute on the music to which they listen.

Keywords:   music, young people, everyday lives, music media, Internet, iPod, MP3 players

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.