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Sound and Music Industry Assignment 1

December 7, 2011

Welcome to your first assignment for Unit 39: The Sound and Music Industry.

In the past few weeks we have been working with different techniques to discover the terrain of the sound and music industry in the twenty-first century. Firstly we looked at a physical metaphor for the industry, exploring different floors of the college rotunda to conceptualise the staggered journey most people take when working in the music industry. Then we looked at desk-based research, analysing the make-up and value of each area of the industry, introducing Music Publishing alongside Live Music, Record Companies, Recording Studios and the Music Media.

Recently we have moved on to analysing job roles within each area of the industry, firstly opening our eyes to the multitude of workers from all disciplines who contribute to the successful running of each area of the music industry, and last session we narrowed that exhaustive list down to what you thought were the key roles.

Bringing it all together!

Now it is time to use all that information, research and analysis and put them together in your first assignment, which you can download here. Your task is to produce an animated presentation on four areas of the music industry, as well as the job roles and working contracts associated with each area;  providing clear descriptions, explanations and critical comments throughout. You will use the online software Prezi. Download your assignment brief above and read through it carefully, asking your tutor for guidance on anything you are not clear about. Undernath the task in the blue box on the brief frontsheet are detailed instructions on the requirements for pass, merit and distinction grades.

Good luck!