This paper discusses the fact that present Swedish and global music milieus also include activities with a stress on multi-directional communication within small community and affinity groups; usually including strong elements of the oral-derived and the spontaneous. When music-making is multidirectional and partly improvised; and performed in an informal context; the boundaries between performer and audience may become fluid and blurred. What space is there for this kind of activity? Are music market and small-scale participatory activity always dichotomies? I will discuss these issues on the basis of key-words like everyday music-making and creativity; lifeworlds; flow; meaning-making and orality versus mediation in late modernity.