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Local Music Sharing via Mobile Phones in Melanesia

Watson, Amanda H A; Crowdy, Denis; Jackson, Cameron; Horst, Heather


Little is known about the use of mobile phones for sharing music content in Melanesia, particularly creative content produced within the region. This In Brief argues that this recent phenomenon is worthy of investigation. It begins by providing a background on music production and mobile phones in Melanesia. It then presents research data from Papua New Guinea (PNG), introduces a specific example of a local music- sharing service in Solomon Islands and offers suggestions for further research.

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2020
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Source: Department of Pacific Affairs in brief series: 2020/07
DOI: 10.25911/5e8702e6871ea
Access Rights: Open Access


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