Finding New Music: A Diary Study of Everyday Encounters with Novel Songs

  title={Finding New Music: A Diary Study of Everyday Encounters with Novel Songs},
  author={Sally Jo Cunningham and David Bainbridge and Dana McKay},
This paper explores how we, as individuals, purposefully or serendipitously encounter “new music” (that is, music that we haven’t heard before) and relates these behaviours to music information retrieval activities such as music searching and music discovery via use of recommender systems. 41 participants participated in a three-day diary study, in which they recorded all incidents that brought them into contact with new music. The diaries were analyzed using a Grounded Theory approach. The… CONTINUE READING
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