Shuffling services: Current trends in interacting with digital music
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In this study, we wanted to discover the most prominent technologies in listening to digital music and the reasons underlying the popular choices. We asked Finnish students what are their main sources of digital music and how they perceived these sources. We received over 700 responses to an Internet questionnaire. Among our discoveries, we found that on-demand music services, Spotify and YouTube, are the most popular. Many users utilize both actively. YouTube is more popular, possibly because it is more accessible, more socially connected and satisfies many musical needs, but not solely because of its visual content. The perceived service characteristics are distinctive, but only greater musical serendipity was predictive of more frequent use of the service. We also find a preference for YouTube when sharing digital music with others. We discuss the relationship between perception and choice, and present directions for future research on music interaction and consumption.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Interacting with Computers|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2016|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- consumer products, social media, sound and music computing, user studies, web interfaces