Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music & Media (MUSC1507)

UNIT OF STUDY

Music has been dramatically shaped and reshaped by every major change in communications technology in the 20th century from vinyl discs to MP3s. In this unit of study we will analyse such issues as the ways in which the early recording industry transformed jazz, the blues and country music, how the presentation of music on radio and television changed how the music industry created new musical celebrities, and the challenges the music industry faces as digital technology transforms the creation, distribution and consumption of music.

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Classes

2hr lecture and 1 tut/wk

Assessment

Article summary, 1000 words (25%); Critical analysis, 1000 words (25%); Tutorial test, 500 words (10%); Final Project, 2,000 words(30%), attendance and participation (10%).

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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MUSC1001, MUSC1502, MUSC1000

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