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Exploring social music behaviour: An investigation of music selection at parties

Abstract
This paper builds an understanding how music is currently listened to by small (fewer than 10 individuals) to medium-sized (10 to 40 individuals) gatherings of people— how songs are chosen for playing, how the music fits in with other activities of group members, who supplies the music, the hardware/software that supports song selection and presentation. This fine-grained context emerges from a qualitative analysis of a rich set of participant observations and interviews focusing on the selection of songs to play at social gatherings. We suggest features for software to support music playing at parties.
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Cunningham, S. J. & Nichols, D. M. (2009). Exploring social music behaviour: An investigation of music selection at parties. In Proceeding of 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference(ISMIR 2009), Kobe, Japan, 26-30 October 2009(pp. 747-752).
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2009
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ISMIR
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This paper has been published in Proceeding of 10th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference(ISMIR 2009), Kobe, Japan, 26-30 October 2009. ©2009 International Society for Music Information Retrieval. Used with Permission.