Let's Listen to a Video: How Teens use YouTube as a Music Service

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Klement Johansen
  • Michael Houmark
4. term (INF10 - Master Thesis), Informatics, Master (Master Programme)
The rapid growth in cloud music services lets people consume unprecedented amounts of music anywhere on most contemporary technologies. With the emergence of these new services and little research on peo- ples music practices this article therefore presents a study on teenagers use of YouTube. The article high- lights their practices with digital music listening in their everyday lives, and what instrumental and non- instrumental needs they have. Four factors in the use of YouTube are identified; the adaption of a video service to a music service, the significance of a free music service in socialization, the convenience of having a continuous stream of music and the importance of always having access to music. By revealing some of the users needs and experiences, we work towards a better understanding of cloud services in digital music listening and identify design implications for future music services.
Publication date31 Aug 2012
Number of pages312
ID: 66211101