Musical Work in the Post-Digital Age. Use and Control of Music in the Swedish Late-Modern Society

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The purpose of this research is to study the changing attitude towards what music is in relation to the digital music revolution, i.e. what the human experience of the digital culture has brought with it the basis of the following two questions: First: How is music used and valued in the digital culture? Second: How is this controlled by state powers and institutions?

How have the past few decades digitization process influenced our views on the use of music today? Not infrequently the digital culture is considered as essentially revolutionary for our everyday lives. The digital culture is mainly associated with the Internet, and with the ideas and technical media that emerged in connection with its establishment phase, i.e. sometime between 1995 and 2005. In a column published in the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet in December 2009, described the CD as an obsolete technology medium. The digital cultural revolution have made music listening more qualitative: 00's were the decade when we stopped listening to mediocre records, and that's basically a good thing, but still a bit sad in some way. Instead, hailed the digital music store iTunes and Spotify. But what is the qualitative leap in music listening has taken place? Is it possible to measure? The chronicler says that the digital music stores have changed our attitude towards what music is. And - perhaps most importantly - the way we listen. The purpose of this project is to study this change in attitude to music, i.e. what the human experience of the digital culture has brought with it in relation to two important questions: First, how music is used and valued in the digital culture? Secondly, as a consequence of this practice, how this is controlled by state powers and institutions?
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date2011/01/012013/12/31