Thank you for the music? The role and significance of music for adolescents

Thank you for the music? The role and significance of music for adolescents Purpose – This paper seeks to understand the significance and role that music plays in adolescent socialization with a view to developing better segmentation and targeting of this fickle and demanding group of consumers. Design/methodology/approach – The study adopts a qualitative approach that attempts to get as close to the teenagers as possible – thus teenagers design and develop their own questions and interpret their own data. Findings – This research provides an insight into the use and consumption of music at the time of the study. The data collected focus on what is important to the teenagers (typically what music “means” and the experiences it creates) and does not center on method of purchase. Originality/value – Where previous studies have considered type (genre) of music consumed and have focused on what is important to the researcher, this study considers youth use and consumption of popular music using teenagers to interview their friends and to interpret their findings. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Young Consumers: Insight and Ideas for Responsible Marketers Emerald Publishing

Thank you for the music? The role and significance of music for adolescents

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1747-3616
DOI
10.1108/17473610810879675
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper seeks to understand the significance and role that music plays in adolescent socialization with a view to developing better segmentation and targeting of this fickle and demanding group of consumers. Design/methodology/approach – The study adopts a qualitative approach that attempts to get as close to the teenagers as possible – thus teenagers design and develop their own questions and interpret their own data. Findings – This research provides an insight into the use and consumption of music at the time of the study. The data collected focus on what is important to the teenagers (typically what music “means” and the experiences it creates) and does not center on method of purchase. Originality/value – Where previous studies have considered type (genre) of music consumed and have focused on what is important to the researcher, this study considers youth use and consumption of popular music using teenagers to interview their friends and to interpret their findings.

Journal

Young Consumers: Insight and Ideas for Responsible MarketersEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 13, 2008

Keywords: Music; Young adults; Social networks; Market segmentation

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