Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The Evolution of the Music Industry

Money and Music Piracy

Monday, 28 May 2012

RiP! A Remix Manifesto

Excellent film that investigates Music Copyright and Creativity

Thursday, 10 May 2012

The Impacts of Digital on Music Industry

Music Week Link

The Guardian Music Blog

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Exam Scripts for Music Case Study

Below are some example student responses from the June 2010 exam:

The examiner marks your work under the following headings:
Explanation/analysis/argument marked E/A/A on scripts – (0-20 marks)
Use of examples – marked E on scripts(0-20 marks)
Use of terminology - marked T on scripts(0-10 marks)

This is the exam question:

This is the TV Drama extract:

This is a Grade C response:

This is a Grade A response:

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Video Games Facts and Figures

Apps and iPad albums

Have a read of the article http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/shortcuts/2012/mar/25/ipad?newsfeed=true and investigate the ways in which musicians are using iPad and iPhone Aps to market and promote album launches.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Survey Questions

Download a Word copy of the document here

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Augmented Reality

BBC report on Augmented Reality Apps

Leading company producing Augmented Reality Advertising.

How could your Case Study Industry use Augmented Reality Advertising? Do they already use it?

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Example Music Essay & Mark Scheme

Below is an example Music: Audiences and Institutions essay. Please read the essay and highlight any key features that you can use in your responses. Look at the structure of the essay and the way that the candidate uses both their case study research and the ifpi Digital Music Report 2010 to answer the question. Underneath is the OCR Mark Scheme. The Mark Scheme is very similar to the one that your examiner will be using to mark your written responses this summer.

You can download the essay as a Word document by clicking on the Download the Essay link below. You can cut and paste any salient information from the essay into your music case studies.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Digital Music Report 2012

Click here for up-to-date facts and figures on Digital Music trends. Feel free to use the information as evidence for your case study. Click here for the full report.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Excellent blog for the Music Industry


Design your own project

Monday, 20 February 2012

Major Record Label Research Project

Download the PDF of the Major Label Research Project
Download the Powerpoint of the Major Label Research Project

Independent Record Label Research Project

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Download the Powerpoint version

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Synergy & Convergence: Sony style

Saturday, 18 February 2012


A clear example of the ways in which media technology has allowed artists to distribute their work and receive money for their work.

Click on the link to access the site:

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Introduction to the Unit

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Key Question for the unit.....

Monday, 2 January 2012

Technological Convergence

American Media Commentator Jeff Greenfield gives an overview of Technological Convergence. It does have an American focus however he covers the main elements.

More from The University of Stirling on the impacts of digital technology on the music industry.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Participatory Cultures

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