Registrar el concierto pop: usos amateurs de las tecnologías digitales de imagen y sonido
Audio and video recording technologies have evolved in a relatively parallel way. In the two cases their cost has come down, their use has become easier and, consequently, their usage has been widespread. In the current digital era, the access of non-professional users to these technologies provides of register capacity of reality to people that didn’t have it before. This could give room to new ways of registering and to new uses for this register.
This article will approach this situation in the context of pop music and the recordings that people make of them. The proposed hypothesis is that digital technology turns amateur usages of the material from a wish of simple register to a narcissist function, and that is why image takes on so much importance in relation to the sound. This has been investigated through the analysis of amateur registers of pop concerts and the study of online consumption communities.