Everyday life music information-seeking behaviour of young adults

Audrey Laplante, J Stephen Downie

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Abstract

This poster presents the preliminary results of an ongoing qualitative study on the everyday-life music information seeking behaviour of young adults. The data were collected through in-depth interviews and analyzed following a grounded theory approach. The analysis showed a strong penchant for informal channels (e.g., friends, relative) and, conversely, a distrust of experts. It also emerged that music seeking was mostly motivated by curiosity rather than by actual information needs, which in turn explains why browsing is such a popular strategy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISMIR 2006 - 7th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval
Pages381-382
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event7th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, ISMIR 2006 - Victoria, BC, Canada
Duration: Oct 8 2006Oct 12 2006

Publication series

NameISMIR 2006 - 7th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval

Other

Other7th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval, ISMIR 2006
CountryCanada
CityVictoria, BC
Period10/8/0610/12/06

Keywords

  • Music information behaviour
  • User studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Music
  • Information Systems

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