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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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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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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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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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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/




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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