Patterns and Motives of Digital Music Consumption

This paper examines the buying and free downloading patterns of recorded music of a representative sample of Spaniards. The methodology combines latent class models and correspondence analysis to simultaneously identify the patterns of buying-downloading and the socioeconomic correlates of music consumers. Findings distinguish between non, low, moderate and high music buying and downloading consumer types, suggesting a generational dimension in music buying and downloading behaviour. Young-students download more than anyone else but reduce their downloading as they get older and wealthier. Buying, instead, grows until it reaches a peak at their 30s and then goes down.


Nela Filimon, Jordi Lopez-Sintas, and Konstantina Zerva (2011) ,"Patterns and Motives of Digital Music Consumption", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 9, eds. Alan Bradshaw, Chris Hackley, and Pauline Maclaran, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 17-18.


Nela Filimon, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Jordi Lopez-Sintas, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
Konstantina Zerva, Universitat de Girona, Spain


E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 9 | 2011

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