Musicking is a term coined by the New Zealand-born musician and sociomusicologist Christoffer Small. According to small Musicking includes not only the music, but also the social behavoirs relating to the act of listening to, celebrating or producing music.
The act of musicking establishes in the place where it is happening a set of relationships, and it is in those relationships that the meaning of the act lies. They are to be found not only between those organized sounds which are conventionally thought of as being the stuff of musical meaning but also between the people who are taking part, in whatever capacity, in the performance; and they model, or stand as metaphor for, ideal relationships as the participants in the performance imagine them to be: relationships between person and person, between individual and society, between humanity and the natural world and even perhaps the supernatural world.
Quote from: Musicking: The Meanings of Performing and Listening (1998)