Getting up on the download: college students' motivations for acquiring music via the web
The objective of this study is to understand the gratifications behind music downloading among college students, and examine how the gratifications along with music interest are associated with a variety of downloading-related activities. The results suggest that the process of downloading music files is an entertaining and convenient way to acquire music. The downloading motives were not linked significantly to filesharing (uploading as well as downloading music). However, entertainment/pass time, convenience/economic utility and information-seeking factors and experience were predictors of building a library of music on one's computer. Males reported having more songs stored in their computers than females and were more likely to burn compilation compact discs (CDs) with the music files they downloaded. Affinity for music was not associated significantly with any of the downloading activities examined, but was positively associated with CD purchasing.
New Media & Society
"Getting up on the download: college students' motivations for acquiring music via the web" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 549.