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‘Press play for pride’ : the cultural logics of LGBTQ-themed playlists on Spotify

(2019) NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY . 21(6). p.1192-1211
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This article explores the cultural practice of creating LGBTQ-themed playlists on music streaming services. It aims to understand how LGBTQ identities and cultures are represented and negotiated through the use of, and shaped by, digital media platforms. Through the textual analysis of 37 LGBTQ-themed Spotify playlists, we identified four cultural logics that structure the practice of playlist curation, each of which demonstrates the significance of music consumption to individual identity work and collective belonging. We conclude that the cultural practice of playlist curation engages with LGBTQ culture in three productive ways: first, the curators contribute to a library of libraries by sharing their diverse perspectives on what constitutes LGBTQ music culture; second, the Spotify platform engages in community-building through enabling the sharing of tastes, pleasures, and experiences; and third, the curation of playlists brings diverse identity politics to the table, resulting in playlists that are politically queer, homonormative, or ideologically ambiguous.
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streaming, LGBTQ, playlist, homonormativity

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Dhaenens, Frederik, and Jean Burgess. “‘Press Play for Pride’ : the Cultural Logics of LGBTQ-themed Playlists on Spotify.” NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY 21.6 (2019): 1192–1211. Print.
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Dhaenens, F., & Burgess, J. (2019). “Press play for pride” : the cultural logics of LGBTQ-themed playlists on Spotify. NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY , 21(6), 1192–1211.
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Dhaenens, Frederik, and Jean Burgess. 2019. “‘Press Play for Pride’ : the Cultural Logics of LGBTQ-themed Playlists on Spotify.” New Media & Society 21 (6): 1192–1211.
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Dhaenens, Frederik, and Jean Burgess. 2019. “‘Press Play for Pride’ : the Cultural Logics of LGBTQ-themed Playlists on Spotify.” New Media & Society 21 (6): 1192–1211.
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Dhaenens F, Burgess J. “Press play for pride” : the cultural logics of LGBTQ-themed playlists on Spotify. NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY . 2019;21(6):1192–211.
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F. Dhaenens and J. Burgess, “’Press play for pride’ : the cultural logics of LGBTQ-themed playlists on Spotify,” NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY , vol. 21, no. 6, pp. 1192–1211, 2019.
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  abstract     = {This article explores the cultural practice of creating LGBTQ-themed playlists on music streaming services. It aims to understand how LGBTQ identities and cultures are represented and negotiated through the use of, and shaped by, digital media platforms. Through the textual analysis of 37 LGBTQ-themed Spotify playlists, we identified four cultural logics that structure the practice of playlist curation, each of which demonstrates the significance of music consumption to  individual identity work and collective belonging. We conclude that the cultural practice of playlist curation engages with LGBTQ culture in three productive ways: first, the curators contribute to a library of libraries by sharing their diverse perspectives on what constitutes LGBTQ music culture; second, the Spotify platform engages in community-building through enabling the sharing of tastes, pleasures, and experiences; and third, the curation of playlists brings diverse identity politics to the table, resulting in playlists that are politically queer, homonormative, or ideologically ambiguous.},
  author       = {Dhaenens, Frederik and Burgess, Jean},
  issn         = {1461-4448},
  journal      = {NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY },
  keywords     = {streaming,LGBTQ,playlist,homonormativity},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {1192--1211},
  title        = {‘Press play for pride’ : the cultural logics of LGBTQ-themed playlists on Spotify},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461444818808094},
  volume       = {21},
  year         = {2019},
}

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