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What are the affordances fostered by social media for amateurs artists?
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computing, Department of Technology and Aesthetics.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The research engages the use of social media sites for musicians with a focus on Facebook. It determines which are the advantages the platform makes available for musicians, allowing them to employ Do It Yourself strategies of production, audience relationship management and self-management. The importance of audience response and demographics allow any musician integrate keen insight into the content delivery and thus, optimize their management accordingly. This thesis will establish the affordances that engage what aspects and uses of Facebook are changing the way amateurs operate. The research appropriates the context of professionalism to the variable of knowledgeability, know-how, and Stebbins’ (1977) seven variables (confidence, perseverance, continuation commitment, preparedness and self-conception) in order to note a definition of the modern amateur in contrast to professionals.

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2015. , 44 p.
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social media, new media, affordances, music industry, amateurization, uses and gratifications, networking, identity
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Media Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-10401OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-10401DiVA: diva2:839721
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DK1410 Bachelor Thesis in Digital Culture and Communication
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DKGDK Digital Culture and Communication
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Available from: 2015-08-24 Created: 2015-07-04 Last updated: 2015-08-24Bibliographically approved

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