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Live and Recorded

Music Experience in the Digital Millennium


Part of the Pop Music, Culture and Identity book series (PMCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Yngvar Kjus
    Pages 1-23
  3. Yngvar Kjus
    Pages 25-49
  4. Yngvar Kjus
    Pages 51-70
  5. Yngvar Kjus
    Pages 71-118
  6. Yngvar Kjus
    Pages 119-146
  7. Yngvar Kjus
    Pages 147-167
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 169-184

About this book


This book uncovers how music experience – live and recorded – is changing along with the use of digital technology in the 2000s. Focussing on the Nordic region, this volume utilizes the theory of mentalization: the capacity to perceive and interpret what others are thinking and feeling, and applies it to the analysis of mediated forms of agency in popular music. The rise of new media in music production has enabled sound recording and processing to occur more rapidly and in more places, including the live concert stage. Digital technology has also introduced new distribution and consumption technologies that allow record listening to be more closely linked to the live music experience. The use of digital technology has therefore facilitated an expanding range of activities and experiences with music. Here, Yngvar Kjus addresses a topic that has a truly global reach that is of interest to scholars of musicology, media studies and technology studies.


Norway Digital age digital technology live recorded music popular music

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Media and CommunicationUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

About the authors

Yngvar Kjus is a researcher in the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo, Norway.

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