publication . Article . 2004

Digital music and subculture: Sharing files, sharing styles

Ebare, Sean;
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  • Published: 02 Feb 2004 Journal: First Monday, volume 9 (eissn: 1396-0466, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Libraries
Abstract
In this paper I propose a new approach for the study of online music sharing communities, drawing from popular music studies and cyberethnography. I describe how issues familiar to popular music scholars — identity and difference, subculture and genre hybridity, and the political economy of technology and music production and consumption — find homologues in the dynamics of online communication, centering around issues of anonymity and trust, identity experimentation, and online communication as a form of "productive consumption." Subculture is viewed as an entry point into the analysis of online media sharing, in light of the user–driven, interactive experience...
Subjects
free text keywords: Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Networks and Communications, Law, Hybridity, Multimedia, computer.software_genre, computer, Online participation, Social dynamics, Digital audio, Anonymity, Computer science, Digital media, business.industry, business, Cyberculture, Internet privacy, Popular music
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publication . Article . 2004

Digital music and subculture: Sharing files, sharing styles

Ebare, Sean;