Bridging Concerts and Records

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


This chapter reveals how digital media can bridge artists’ concerts and the growing recorded archives of the new online music services, thereby facilitating novel music experiences. It identifies evolving practices through which live-music organizers tap into online music archives to contextualize performances, and online music services bring their archives to life through various forms of interaction with concerts and festivals. The chapter studies the efforts and techniques of intermediaries (primarily the Øya festival and WiMP/Tidal) with regard to (re)gaining a powerful connection with artists and audiences. It assesses the power of live and recorded music intermediaries in terms of how people receive and experience music, considering, among other things, the new intersections between the curatorial work conducted by humans and the guidance offered by the machines and algorithms of digital music archives.


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  • Yngvar Kjus
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  1. 1.Department of Media and CommunicationUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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