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A Brief History of British Pop Music »

Jeremy Orlebar | Wednesday September 23, 2009

Categories: Music, British Pop Music, Other Topics

Talent, Technology And Teenagers

The Story of British Pop Music

British popular music is a great success story both as a business and as a cultural enterprise.

In the last half of the twentieth century British talent became the soundtrack to the lives of young people throughout the world.

It’s extraordinary that rock n’roll, blues, rhythm and blues, dance music and even the concept of the 3 minute popular song emerged from largely black roots in America, and then was...

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MS4 Music Pack: The Beatles, AC/DC and Leonard Cohen »

Rob Miller | Friday October 03, 2014

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Key Concepts, Ideology, Hot Entries, Music, British Pop Music, Fan Websites, Music Distribution, Music Industry, Music Promotion

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Below is an analysis of three music artists to assist research for MS4, Music Industry. For details of alternative artists, and a breakdown of admin related to the unit please see MediaEdu’s MS4 Music Pack: Beyonce, One Direction and Green Day.

WJEC permit one historical case study only from three chosen texts and The Beatles will be this first case study, also evidencing a British band that has received commercial, global success. AC/DC are...

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MS4 Music Pack: Beyonce, One Direction and Green Day »

Rob Miller | Friday September 26, 2014

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Hot Entries, Music, British Pop Music, Fan Websites, Music Distribution, Music Industry, Music Promotion, The Press, New Media, Convergence, Internet, Social Networking, Synergy, Theory, Misc Theory

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The purpose of this pack is to provide a research platform for students and teachers of MS4 by exploring key potential exam areas of questioning – a useful balance of Music Artists includes a global performer (Beyonce), a British/Irish artist (One Direction) and a more independent case study or at least, reflecting more an indie genre (Green Day).

When studying or teaching MS4, a balance of artists and genres allows for comparative textual study...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Music: Industry Websites & Magazines Overview »

Rob Miller | Tuesday April 05, 2011

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Music, British Pop Music, Fan Websites, Music Distribution, Music Promotion, Music Video, The Press, Production Zone, Print Production, Video Production

This page should provide you with an index to the information we have on Edusites Media which relates directly to the 2012 WJEC GCSE Media Studies External Assessment on Music: Industry Websites & Magazines.

This page also contains external links to support materials on the WJEC site.

Scheme

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Unit 1 Scheme of Work: Music | Industry Websites | Magazines

Guide

  • Understanding The Music Industry & Music Industry Websites

Case Studies

  • Music Industry Fan...
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2012 WJEC GCSE Media Studies Unit 1 Scheme of Work: Music | Industry Websites | Magazines »

Rob Miller | Thursday March 24, 2011

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Music, British Pop Music, Fan Websites, Music Distribution, Music Promotion, Music Video, The Press

Scheme

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies 2012 Unit 1 SoW - Music.doc

Associated Resources

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Music: Industry Websites & Magazines Overview

Concepts

  • Visual/Aural language - Semiotics
  • Music Genre Codes and Conventions and Narrative
  • History of Popular Music
  • Representation in Music Websites and Music Videos
  • The Music Industry
  • Music Magazines
  • Revision

Skills

  • Analysis, skills of Deconstruction, Note taking, Group work
  • Identifying iconography, narrative theory and...
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WJEC GCSE Exam Topic - Music 2011 & 2012 »

Jeremy Orlebar | Sunday August 22, 2010

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Magazines, Music Press, Music, British Pop Music, Music Promotion, Music Video, The Press

2011 Exam

Section A - Music Video
Section B - Music Fan Websites

2012 Exam

Section A - Music Industry Websites
Section B - Music Magazines

The exam (40% of the final mark)  2 hours 15 minutes. The topic is music. Candidates will be expected to study the topic in a way which reflects the convergent nature of contemporary media.

The paper is divided into two sections.

Section A: Thinking about the Media – Investigating

This will assess candidates on their knowledge and...

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Popular Music Promotion »

Stephen Hill | Monday April 19, 2010

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, Hot Entries, Music, British Pop Music, Music Promotion, Other Topics, Television, Pop Music on TV

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Joe McElderry and Rage Against the Machine: a most unlikely chart battle!

In this scheme of work Stephen Hill compares the campaign for Joe McElderry’s ‘The Climb’ (UK number two, Christmas 2009) and Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Killing in the Name’ (UK number one, Christmas 2009). He considers the ways in which the marketing of the two songs reflects very different strategies for the promotion of pop music in the 21st Century.

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British Pop Music Quiz »

Phoebe Prentice-Terry | Tuesday September 08, 2009

Categories: KS3, GCSE, Music, British Pop Music, Other Topics, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Skills

These quizzes are best viewed in Firefox.

Firefox is an excellent alternative to Internet Explorer which is available free for both PCs and Macs.




British Pop Music A2 Scheme »

Jeremy Orlebar | Wednesday June 03, 2009

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, Music, British Pop Music, Other Topics

TERM 1 - WJEC MS3 and MS4

A Suggested Scheme of Work

This scheme of work is not in any way prescriptive, it is simply offered as a possible way in. It should be adapted and moulded to fit particular teachers, students and resources.

MS3: MEDIA INVESTIGATION AND PRODUCTION

This unit develops the knowledge and skills acquired at AS and contributes to synoptic assessment. It is designed to demonstrate the importance of research in informing media production.

Content for MS3

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Understanding Pop Bands & The Music Industry in Year 9 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 9, Music, British Pop Music, Fan Websites, Music Distribution, Music Promotion, Music Video, The Press, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 3 of Year 9, we introduce the students to Pop Bands & The Music Industry. The students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by researching and analysing existing pop bands, CD covers, promo videos and tour posters. They are helped to develop their understanding of musical genres and how this affects a band’s actual and perceived/projected identity. The students then use this newly acquired knowledge to plan, mock-up and develop their own...

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Understanding Pop Bands in Year 7 »

Carl Beck | Tuesday June 02, 2009

Categories: KS3, Year 7, Music, British Pop Music, Fan Websites, Music Distribution, Music Promotion, Music Video, The Press, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

In Term 3, we introduce the students to Pop Bands and the students are required to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding by creating their own band.

This unit includes profiling; the analysis and design of CD cases and covers; tour posters; creating a mix using Garage Band (a Mac application).

Every sixth lesson the students sit a formal assessment and are awarded a National Curriculum level using our tailor-made assessment structure.

The skills are introduced by...

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Music Links »

Richard Gent | Monday May 11, 2009

Categories: GCSE, Key Concepts, Institutions, Music, British Pop Music, Music Video, Other Topics, Production Zone, Audio Production, Music Press, Music Press History, Music Press Institution, Music Press Language, Music Press Links One, Pop Music on TV

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