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date: 26 May 2020

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This chapter examines the impact of digital recording technologies and mobile media on music ethnography, focusing on observations in India. It describes the challenges and opportunities that emerge as new digital recording technologies facilitate the recording of almost unlimited quantities of sound that can be shared with listeners anywhere in the world. It provides a brief history of ethnographic field recording and suggests that while the explosion of mobile digital technology has led to an extraordinary increase in the accessibility of recordings and recording tools, it is hard to assume that unbound digital media are being received and used in the same way universally.

Keywords: music ethnography, mobile media, digital recording, India, ethnographic field recording

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