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Understanding Popular Music on TV »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday September 24, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Music, Television, Pop Music on TV, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

Use the three image links above to access GEEVIDEO.com’s excellent archive of Pop Music on TV Clips. When you click on one of the movie clips, you will see a ‘Download Spamblocker’ advert - ignore this and click on the ‘skip’ option on top right hand corner of the screen. The video should then be ready to watch.

Anyone teaching pop music needs to ge their libary to order the fabulous comprehensive history of pop by Alan Parker called All You Need is Love. It’s coming out on...

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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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Introduction to Contemporary Music Press »

Bijon Fenner | Thursday July 16, 2009

Categories: Music, Other Topics, Music Press

Music magazines of the Noughties - The Wire, Smash Hits, Terrorizer, NME, Q and Muzik –Smash Hits and Muzik have since closed

Music Magazines in the Noughties

KEY THEMES: PROLIFERATION OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY, INCREASED NICHE MARKETING AND SUBCULTURAL BRAND VALUES ARE MORE MARKETABLE.

Useful Terminology

Plugs: Information about the contents of a magazine given on the front cover.
Issue Number: The number of the issue
Masthead: Title of the magazine.
Cover price: retail...

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CD Cover Design & Analysis »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday May 07, 2009

Categories: Music, Other Topics, Skills, CD Covers, DVD Covers

Most exam boards have an option to design a CD cover as part of course work for both GCSE and A level. Some boards now require pieces of work in at least two mediums, and a CD cover is a good supplementary piece of work to support a music video or other course work.

Designing the cover of a CD is a great way to be creative in the visual arts.

Context

The album cover became an art form in the 1960s like so much else to do with popular music. The 12 inch album sleeve offered...

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New Spec A Level Media Studies »

Richard Gent | Tuesday August 01, 2017

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, OCR A Level, WJEC A Level, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Understanding Media, Magazines, Music Press, Music, Music Distribution, Music Industry, Music Promotion, Music Video, The Press, New Media, Internet, Social Networking, Postmodernism, User Generated Content, Overviews, Theory, Media Theorists, Postmodern Theory, Poststructuralist Theory, Representation Theory, Semiotic Theory, Social Realist Theory, Structuralist Theory, Subcultures

We are aware that some specifications are currently being accredited by Ofqual.

At Edusites we don’t like to keep our subscribers in limbo so here is Unit 7 of 12 new resources for the A Level Media Studies Specification.

Each term we provide a Core Unit, Exam Unit and NEA Unit based on the Department for Education Media Studies A Level subject content. (February 2016)

The four areas of this theoretical framework, are:

  • media language: how the media through their forms,...
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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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OCR G325 A2 Media Studies Section A 1b Music Magazine Essay Plan: Genre »

Richard Gent | Wednesday March 25, 2015

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Genre, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music, The Press, Admin, Staffroom, Essay Plans

Analyse Genre in one of your Coursework Productions

“I will be analysing the front page, contents page and double page spread of my music magazine which formed part of my Foundation Portfolio in Media. In class, we studied genre and hybridisation in existing music magazines such as XXL, The Source, Kerrang!, Q, NME, Rock Sound and online magazines such as We Love Pop and Drowned in Sound. This enabled us to fully understand how genre can be applied to our own...

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OCR A2 Media Studies G325 Music Video Exemplar Response »

Rob Miller | Tuesday October 28, 2014

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Hot Entries, Music, Music Video, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Analyse Representation in one of your Coursework Productions.

I will be analysing my music video that we filmed and edited for our main task which formed part of my Advanced Portfolio in Media – a promotional package for release of an album, to include a music promo video. In class, we studied representation in existing Music Videos such as Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball, Pharrell Williams’ Happy, Katy Perry’s I Kissed a Girl and Lady Gaga and Beyonce’s Telephone – I...

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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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AQA AS Unit 2: MEST2 Creating Media 2015 Brief Three »

Rob Miller | Wednesday September 17, 2014

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Hot Entries, Music, Music Video, New Media, Digital Media, Production Zone, Video Production

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Associated Resources

  • AQA Brief Three Questionnaire Example.docx
  • AQA Storyboard Frame Sheet and Storyboard Example.docx
  • Call Sheet Template.xls

The whole point of AQA AS Media Studies coursework is that students will be working to set briefs produced by AQA that are changed every two years – for 2015 assessment there are three briefs, this guide relates to brief three which we will call:

“Producing Promotional Materials for a Band/Music Artist”

...[ read full article ] »

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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OCR GCSE Media Studies B324 Production Portfolio: Video Brief »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 09, 2014

Categories: GCSE, OCR GCSE, Hot Entries, Music, Music Video, Production Zone, Video Production

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Associated Resources

  • OCR GCSE Media Studes Mini Student Scheme of Work.docx
  • Call Sheet Template.xls

B324 is the more creative, production based Controlled Assessment as part of the OCR GCSE Media Studies course – if taught over two years it is recommended that the pupils start B324 in year 11 allowing for 10 weeks minimum (dependent on weekly contact time) to complete the project which comprises 30% of the qualification (see example Year 2 mini...

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An Introduction to the Music Industry Workshop »

Kirri Porter-White | Thursday June 19, 2014

Categories: Hot Entries, Music, Music Industry

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Our full or half day interactive workshops introduce pupils/students to the music industry – digital technology, changing patterns of consumption, music publishing and distribution and piracy are all areas we cover through the study of organisations, artists and their products including music videos.

Cost

  • A 3 Hour Half Day course costs from £300
  • A 6 Hour Full Day course costs from £450
  • Travel and printing fees are also applicable, where...
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BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production: Music Video Production »

Rob Miller | Friday February 22, 2013

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Hot Entries, Music, Music Video, Production Zone, Video Production

The Scenario

For this project you have to research and develop your ideas further and actually make a music video for a chosen new artist. The record label has said that in addition to the proposal and team file you have produced you also have to produce the following for them:

Assignment 1: What are Music Videos for? (Learning Outcome 1 - Understand the Purpose of Music Videos)

Because the record label are paying you a lot of money to produce the video they want you to put...

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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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Music Press Quiz 2 »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 14, 2012

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Music, The Press, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

  1. Open Music Press Quiz
  2. Click on the back button to return to MediaEdu when you’ve finished using the quiz.



Q Print and Online Music Magazine Deconstruction »

Rob Miller | Saturday August 11, 2012

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Institutions, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Online Magazines, Music, The Press, New Media, Convergence, Synergy, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages

Q Music Magazine Print Deconstruction

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Audience identification with the iconic, recognisable masthead first appeals to consumers – taking up 15% of the front cover an enigmatic, upper case, bold, white on red, block serif letter ‘Q’  is a box on the left hand side top of the cover.

This departs from the conventions of magazine covers that normally run a masthead run along the top of the front cover. ‘Q’ is enigmatic, just like the regular...

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NME Print and Online Music Magazine Deconstruction »

Rob Miller | Friday August 10, 2012

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Institutions, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Online Magazines, Music, The Press, New Media, Convergence, Internet, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages

NME Music Magazine Print Deconstruction

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NME remains one of the longest running weekly music magazines in history after its initial publication in 1952. Originally the magazine was published in broadsheet newspaper format using newsprint , and competed for many year with titles such as Sounds (focussing on Rock and Heavy Metal genres) and Melody Maker (mainstream Pop and Chart music).

Unashamedly ‘indie’ NME has always championed the cause of...

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Drowned in Sound Case Study »

Rob Miller | Friday August 10, 2012

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Institutions, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Online Magazines, Music, Fan Websites, The Press, New Media, Convergence, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages

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URL: www.drownedinsound.com

Drowned in Sound is an independent, online music magazine that has been described as a cross between exactly that, a blog and a music social networking site. Founded by 18 year old entrepreneur, Sean Adams in 2000 it started life in 1998 as an e mail music fanzine called The Last Resort. Sean Adams re-launched it as DIS and is still the current editor and part shareholder. Although...

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2013 AQA GCSE Media Studies 1-Year Music Press Scheme »

Rob Miller | Friday August 10, 2012

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Institutions, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Music Press, Music, The Press

Scheme

  • 2013 AQA GCSE Media Studies 1-Year Music Press Scheme.doc

Associated Resources

  • Drowned in Sound Case Study
  • NME Print and Online Music Magazine Deconstruction
  • Q Print and Online Music Magazine Deconstruction
  • AQA GCSE Music Press Mock Exam Preliminary Material.docx
  • AQA GCSE Music Press Mock Exam.docx
  • AQA GCSE Music Press Mock Exam Mark Scheme.docx
  • Music Press Quiz 1
  • Music Press Quiz 2
  • Deconstructing Web Pages
  • Home Page Sample Deconstruction
  • Studying The Internet
  • The...
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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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Music History Quiz »

Rob Miller | Wednesday July 13, 2011

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Key Concepts, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Hot Entries, Music, Music Industry, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

These quizzes are best viewed in Firefox.

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




Music Industry Quiz »

Rob Miller | Wednesday July 13, 2011

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Key Concepts, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Hot Entries, Music, Music Industry, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

These quizzes are best viewed in Firefox.

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




Understanding The Music Industry & Music Industry Websites »

Jeremy Orlebar | Friday July 08, 2011

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Music, Music Industry

The music industry is the name for the way the music we want to hear is delivered to us. It is part of the Creative Arts Business which includes cinema and theatre, where music is an integral part of their activities.

The aim of the music industry is to make money from a product which in this case is music, in the same way that a washing machine manufacturer makes money by designing and selling a product – a machine to do your washing.

The basic business concept is the...

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WJEC GCSE - Music Fan Websites »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday April 14, 2011

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Music, Fan Websites

Associated Resources (by Rob Miller)

  • Katy Perry Star Site.doc
  • Music Industry Fan Site Sample Deconstruction: http://www.katyfan.com.doc
  • Music Industry Product Site Sample Deconstruction: http://www.kerrang.com.doc
  • Music Industry Social Networking Site Sample Deconstruction: Jay Z.doc
  • Music Industry Star Site Sample Deconstruction: http://www.rollingstones.com.doc
    ...
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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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Design: A Grid-based Approach »

Richard Gent | Monday January 17, 2011

Categories: Magazines, Intro to Magazines, Music, Fan Websites, New Media, Digital Media, New Technologies, Production Zone, Print Production, Web Production

Find out more about the grid-based approach to design by clicking on the link below:

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/04/14/designing-with-grid-based-approach/

Shared with MediaEdu by Elayne Senn.




WJEC GCSE Media Studies Mock Exam Pop Videos & Fan Websites »

Clare O'Carroll | Monday December 13, 2010

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Hot Entries, Music, Fan Websites, Music Video

Click on the link below to download a mock exam and mark scheme for WJEC GCSE Media Studies Pop Videos & Fan Websites.

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Music Videos & Fan Websites Mock Exam.doc
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Music Videos and Fan Websites Mock Exam Mark Scheme.doc




WJEC GCSE - Music Videos »

Jeremy Orlebar | Friday October 22, 2010

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Music, Music Video

Editing within music videos can be explored which emphasises and draws attention that the shots have been joined together, in particular by using the jump-cut so that the effect is abrupt usually followed by something that the audience is not expecting.

Look at MediaEdu’s Music Video Pre-Production and Music Video Production

The pace of the editing being dictated by the visuals is another area to explore. How many cuts are visible in an average music video?

...[ read full article ] »

Music Distribution »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday August 26, 2010

Categories: Music, Music Distribution

Record companies sign artists and record their music often in their own studios such as EMI at Abbey Road, but they do not actually sell the albums. This is done by a distributor.

Distribution is how music gets to the consumer in the form of CDs in shops, or music downloads via the web.

Distribution companies sign deals with record companies, such as Sony BMG or EMI, that give them the right to sell the record company’s labels and other music related items to shops such...

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Genre and Popular Music Video »

Stephen Hill | Tuesday August 24, 2010

Categories: Key Concepts, Genre, Music, Music Video

Click on the link below to download a PDF booklet you can print out.

Popular_Music_Video.pdf




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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Music Press on MediaEdu »

Richard Gent | Wednesday August 18, 2010

Categories: Music, The Press

https://media.edusites.co.uk/index.php/category/c/music-press/




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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OCR Unit G325: Revision Guide - Critical Perspectives in Media - Thrillers & Music Video »

Stephen Hill | Monday April 26, 2010

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Film, Thrillers, Hot Entries, Music, Music Video, Other Topics

Click on the link below to download a revision guide you can print out.

A2_OCR_Critical_Perspectives_-_Revision_Guide_to_Question_1a_and_1b.pdf




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

Click here to download as a PDF

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 ] »

Origins Of The Music Video »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday September 24, 2009

Categories: Music, Music Video, Other Topics

WHO INVENTED THE MUSIC VIDEO?

with thanks to the BBC website h2g2

The music video is generally considered to have been born on the BBC’s Top of the Pops in November 1975. Glamorous rock band Queen found they were unable to appear on Top of the Pops as they were on tour.

They worked over two days and spent the considerable sum at that time of £4,000 on recording their latest single, Bohemian Rhapsody, on the relatively new medium of video tape.

There were no home video...

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Music Video Pre-Production »

Jeremy Orlebar | Wednesday September 23, 2009

Categories: GCSE, Music, Music Video, Other Topics, Production Zone, Video Production, Skills

Music videos offer great opportunities to be creative on video using low cost equipment. You can work in just about any genre or style you like, as long as it has some relationship to the song.

Most of the hard work is usually done in postproduction, but that certainly does not mean you should skate over the shooting; it is essential you have enough shot material to work on in editing.

What is a music video trying to do?

A successful music video has to work at two levels...

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Music Video Production »

Jeremy Orlebar | Tuesday September 22, 2009

Categories: Music, Music Video, Other Topics, Production Zone, Video Production

Selected Song

You will have selected a song track which excites you. You will have some ideas about how you want to visualise this song.

You will have decided on whether you want to tell a story, create an atmospheric video, or present the song in some new innovative way, or use another form of visualisation such as a parody or pastiche.

It’s a good idea to write down the lyrics, so that you know what the song is about.

Your next job is to create a STORYBOARD of your...

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Music Video Post-Production »

Jeremy Orlebar | Monday September 21, 2009

Categories: GCSE, Music, Music Video, Other Topics, Production Zone, Video Production

You have shot your video. You have a lot of pictures on DV tape, or hard disc, and you now have to edit these pictures to your chosen music track.

In other words you have completed production, and are ready to go into post-production.

Postproduction

Post-production is everything you do after the production of the video. The production is getting all the shots in the can. Post-production means editing the shots to the music, and it also means marketing and promoting your...

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Music Video & Media Theory »

Stephen Hill | Sunday September 20, 2009

Categories: Key Concepts, Music, Music Video, Theory, Misc Theory

Fig 12: The democratisation of creative technology: reinstating key conventions of moving image and sound.

The music video is a classic example of a media industry that flourished on the back of technological advance.

The proliferation of home VCR and satellite technology created a fertile environment in which the new medium flourished, eating up the spare capacity in the schedules. Indeed, when MTV was launched in 1981 it only had access to a couple of hundred videos; by...

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Music Press Quiz 1 »

Phoebe Prentice-Terry | Tuesday September 08, 2009

Categories: KS3, GCSE, Magazines, Music Press, Music, Other Topics, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

  1. Open Music Press Quiz
  2. Click on the back button to return to MediaEdu when you’ve finished using the quiz.



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.




Pop Music on TV Quiz »

Phoebe Prentice-Terry | Thursday August 27, 2009

Categories: Music, Other Topics, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Skills, Television, Pop Music on TV

These quizzes are best viewed in Firefox.

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




WJEC GCSE Downloads »

Richard Gent | Tuesday August 18, 2009

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Comics, Music, Other Topics, Television, Pop Music on TV

Analysing Comics 1.doc

Analysing Comics 2.doc

Analysing Pop Music Videos.doc

Animated Film Mock Exam.doc

Animated Film Scheme of Work.doc

Animated Film Teachers Approach.ppt

Animation Films Essay Frame.doc

Comics Teachers Approach.ppt

Conventions Pop Music on TV.doc

From Russia With Love Annotated Poster.doc

Narrative Structure Comics.pdf

Pop Music on TV Checklist.doc

Pop Music on TV Intro.ppt

Pop Music Top Camera Shots.doc

Popular Music on TV Revision.ppt

...[ read full article ] »

Pop Music Downloads »

Richard Gent | Tuesday August 18, 2009

Categories: Music, Music Video, Other Topics

Pop Music Analysing Music Video Questions.doc

Pop Music Analysing Pop Music Videos.doc

Pop Music | GCSE Music Video Moodboards.doc

Pop Music | GCSE Music Video Project Ideas.doc

Pop Music | Intro.doc

Pop Music | Key Conventions.doc

Pop Music on TV | Checklist.doc

Pop Music on TV | Intro.doc

Pop Music on TV | Scheduling and Audience.doc

Pop Music | Scheme of Work HND.doc

Pop Music | Teachers Approach.ppt

Pop Music | Top Camera Shots.doc




Music Press Downloads »

Richard Gent | Tuesday August 18, 2009

Categories: Magazines, Music Press, Music, Other Topics

Music Press | Advertising.ppt

Music Press | Audience Match Exercise.pdf

Music Press | Audience Theory.ppt

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The Adult Orientated Mainstream »

Bijon Fenner | Thursday July 16, 2009

Categories: Magazines, Music Press, More on Music Press, Music, Other Topics

Paul McCartney was on the first issue of Q and came back to celebrate its 50th issue: he’s typical of the magazine’s emphasis on older ‘classic’ artists.

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MASTHEAD: Q
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