Listening – an individual or social act?

Karen Burland and Stephanie Pitts have a new article in print which reviews their studies of jazz audiences and looks for evidence of the social and individual components of listening to live music, and how these are experienced in the context of the jazz club or festival. For different listeners, concentration and interaction assume different levels of importance, changing the relationship between live and recorded music listening, and making the live jazz gig a source of musical satisfaction in a variety of ways.

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Reference: Pitts, S. E. & Burland, K. (2013) Listening to live jazz: an individual or social act? Arts Marketing: An International Journal, 3 (1): 7 – 20