Author: Nuné Nikoghosyan

Working in Music and the Covid-19 Pandemic: Call for think pieces

Since the Covid-19 outbreak was announced as a pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020, most countries announced lockdown or semi-confinement measures almost immediately, with all public events being cancelled. This had an immediate and direct effect on artists all over the world whose livelihood is heavily dependent…

What streaming does to musical work

By Nuné Nikoghosyan University of Geneva While streaming first appeared in the early 2000s and has become an everyday activity, a sociologist of music can’t help but question the reality of streaming services and their effects on musical work. “Back In My Day”, Unknown author, https://wallimpex.com/wallpapers-funny-hd/7073226.html  Services and prices differ…

Music and Wellbeing – a sociological perspective

By Nuné Nikoghosyan This contribution is based on a talk at the panel “Music and wellbeing – an interdisciplinary approach” together with participants Marc Scialom (musician, therapist) and Denis Chappuis...

Interview: Shane Homan (Monash University)

Shane Homan is Associate Professor in media and cultural studies at Monash University, Australia. With a PhD from Macquarie University (1999), he has also taught at the Universities of Western...

Show me what to like: a sociological glance at Last.fm

By Nuné Nikoghosyan Until recently, there were two main ways of discovering cultural products: the media (radio, television, magazines…) and word-of-mouth recommendations by acquaintances, friends and family. But, our discovery...

Interview: Simon Frith (University of Edinburgh)

Professor Simon Frith is Tovey Chair of Music at the University of Edinburgh. He is a founding member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) and a...