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OCR AS G322 Section B: Institutions and Audiences | Teaching Music »

Rob Miller | Monday September 12, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Audience, Institutions, Music, Music Distribution, Music Industry, Music Promotion

Music is an audio-visual media industry studied in the same way as film, television and video games. Students need to have access to a range of case studies to draw upon, focusing in particular on one contemporary mainstream and one independent artist and also institutions.

This resource streamlines approaches, identifies past exam questions (with essay plan), recommends mainstream and independent case studies but also suggests a structure or platform in teaching the music...

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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 Unit 2 CA: Creating for the Media: Investigating and Producing »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 16, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Music Press Production, Music, Music Promotion, The Press, Production Zone, Print Production

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This is an additional Unit 2 brief - full details can be found on MediaEdu’s WJEC GCSE Media Studies controlled assessment admin and process resource.

Students need to produce three pieces of work from at least three media. ‘Media’ is interpreted as film, television, animated film, radio, magazines, music videos, websites, computer games, newspapers and advertising – not platforms.

  • Two Textual Investigations on two media (one must be print...
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Lady Gaga Case Study »

Rob Miller | Monday September 10, 2012

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Music, Music Distribution, Music Industry, Music Promotion, Music Video, The Press, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Integration, Internet, Social Networking, Making Money, New Technologies, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages

Lady Gaga – Sony Music Entertainment | Universal Music Group

The music industry can be split into mainstream and independent artists with the so called ‘Big Four’ (now the Big Three) controlling the market. In a similar way that the oligopoly of film distributors control film distribution (Warners, 20th Century Fox, Paramount, Universal, Sony, Disney) mainstream music distribution is controlled by the Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group...

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Lady Gaga Cross Media Case Study »

Rob Miller | Wednesday June 13, 2012

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Music, Fan Websites, Music Distribution, Music Industry, Music Promotion, Music Video, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Integration, Internet, Social Networking, Making Money, New Technologies, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages

Lady Gaga – Sony Music Entertainment | Universal Music Group

For your AQA AS Media Studies Cross Media Study you are required to understand a range of texts across 3 different media platforms – Broadcasting, E Media and Print with notions of institution underpinning the background to production e.g. funding, ownership, use of technology and distribution.

Exam questions often directly ask students to examine how institutions are represented across the three platforms.

This...

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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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AQA MEST2 Music Promotion »

Jeremy Orlebar | Monday July 19, 2010

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Hot Entries, Music, Music Promotion, Other Topics

Unit 2 Creating Media

This is the course work unit and here we are looking at just one of the three briefs. It is the new brief for students to complete by May 2011. All teacher-assessed marks to be returned to AQA by 10 January 2011 or 15 May 2011

MediaEdu pages that will help with this module:

  • Popular Music Promotion
  • Understanding Advertising
  • CD Cover Design & Analysis
  • Production Zone – Video
  • Music Video Pre-Production
  • Digital Cameras and Photography
  • Producing Printed...
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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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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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