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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...[ read full article ] »
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...[ read full article ] »
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
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...[ read full article ] »
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.
- WJEC GCSE Media Studies Unit 1 Scheme of Work: Music | Industry Websites | Magazines
- Understanding The Music Industry & Music Industry Websites
- Music Industry Fan...
- WJEC GCSE Media Studies 2012 Unit 1 SoW - Music.doc
- WJEC GCSE Media Studies Music: Industry Websites & Magazines Overview
- 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
- Analysis, skills of Deconstruction, Note taking, Group work
- Identifying iconography, narrative theory and...
Section A - Music Video
Section B - Music Fan Websites
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...[ read full article ] »
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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....[ read full article ] »
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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...[ read full article ] »
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...[ read full article ] »
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...[ read full article ] »
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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