Project 2

Starting Points

 

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Timeline Task

Music timeline task

Knowledge / General History Understanding.

My knowledge on the history of music is very limited. I know certain facts about a few genres however they are small. I don’t know any in-depth. So to improve this I should choose some to research. As my music taste is quite varied this is most likely why it’s so small. My parents and friends have influenced what I listen to, such as rock, punk styles. However I still know very little about these genres.

 

Parameters and Restrictions

Communication is a large issue as there are multiple sectors to the subject. You have to communicate with the people who are doing the decades/years either side of you, so that they link and blend well. Your ideas may conflict and cause argumentative attitudes. Also most people don’t like the idea of being the narrator. We do not have a budget for this project so finding a way to have someone narrate for you or, to have a voice which fits the overall tone of what your documentary is about, will be difficult; synchronizing the voice to the film.

Research is also a major part in this project. Finding reliable information which isn’t biased and sufficient for your time period. Lots of research may be done as we’re going through the project because I know little about the history and equipment. Having to use equipment adds to the research as you’ll have to understand the tools that are going to be used. Also the availability will impact how much research you can do as there will be less information on the older time periods compared to the recent decades. The equipment availability will restrict how much work you can get done within the time given to complete the project. And to find enough to fill the 15 minutes we have for the documentary may be hard depending on availability and reliability of the research.

The audience will affect the documentary, making sure the viewers stay interested and that the documentary isn’t just fact after fact, there is a balance between visual, music and narrative; also a voice which is appealing helps.

Planning for this project is vital. Creating a story board is an important stage as it will give you the general layout of how your documentary will be. As well as making it easier for others to understand where your video is going and how the other decades can link with it.

Narrative

Narrative is like a story; it can be told visually or verbally. Toyer (2014) describes how it can follow a timeline like having a beginning, middle and end it can also jump back and forth or have a multi-strand story which mean that there are multiple things being talked about to fit the one subject. Narrative is usually based on facts or true events but can be twisted and edited to make it funny for the audience.

elearning (2018) Also explains how characters can be made in documentaries through interviews.

 

Making a Documentary

When creating a documentary you need to consider the copy right claims if you are using found footage and legal issues if you are filming somewhere or using people’s names.

 

Music documentary task

 

 

 

I watched this documentary to learn more about the history of music. I chose a genre that I like as it would make it easier for me to watch and will be more interesting. The next documentary I should watch should be about a genre like blues.

Punk Attitude is about Punks evolution. It covers the starting points and how it comes into the public. The 1970’s were the end of the hippies. a genre “saying fuck off to the hippies” as Siouxsie Sioux said (05:50-05:55) had arrived. Which created the beginning of a new era; a rebellion, confronting controversy and taboo within society. The lyrics and sound of music start to be aimed at the issues of the time. Everyone being fed up of the Vietnam war, black people not being treated fairly; the popularisation of drink, drugs and sex.

The documentary is told by some of the big artists of the time such as MC5 and The New York Dolls, giving a bigger insight to what life was like in the punk era. And how the bands had a massive influence on London and the artists to come.

 

The narrative of this documentary is mainly in chronological order and is very story like, It jumps and back forth to say who influenced who, as well as things that happen to effect the situation. They talk about the influence on future artists (artists of today).

The narrative is told casually through the members of the bands mentioned and other big artists. They are passionate about this genre so their tone of voice is easy to understand and keeps the viewer feeling like the narrators know what they’re talking about from heart (it doesn’t feel scripted).

The documentary starts off at 00:12-00:58 with people being interviewed and tell the narrative and how it’s about the context of punk, it switches between artists whose description of the time connect smoothly to describe what it was like. After the introduction from the people there is a visual introduction at 01:11-01:33 displaying the names of the artists and groups, such as The Velvet Underground, Suicide, Siouxsie & The Banshees, John Cooper, The Slits, and Black Flag. It also displays small clips from riots displaying the rebellious behaviour punk brought. The beginning of the documentary talks mainly about context, bands such as The Velvet Underground, The Stooges and many others. It also talks about the new wave scene and its popularity within the time.

The middle carries on talking about what happens during the 70’s and goes onto talk about artists like The Buzzcocks, The Sex Pistols and how Reggae came into the punk genre.

The end talks about the end of punk and how tabloids and media gave them bad overviews. and how in the 1980’s punk sort of dies. Until Nirvana arrives. A small band who hits the hearts of youth with their looks and lyrics. Punk is back again. Until the suicide of  Kurt Cobain. This caused the record labels to start recruiting bands and bands started to form. This time instead of being rock inspired punk bands it was “punk inspired rock bands”. It also talks about the other genres which start to become part of punk such as hiphop. It also talks about how other types of punk are created. Agnostic Front talk about how they were put into the hardcore punk style and how the music changed. It became about what you produced, how it sounded.

 

For me this documentary was nice to watch because it’s a bunch of people narrating in a casual way which, breaks up the facts and information. This means if I’m going to be doing a year which people don’t particularly like I can make it easier for people by having it spoken by people within that area. Or it can help balance out the information if there’s a lot.

You could add more videos of concerts and the artists practicing or their life so that it gives something to break up the facts and information. Also including the songs of the artists will help get a better understanding of what life would have sounded like and, it could help them to recognise some of the structures used in modern-day music. It would also help visual learners.

 

 

main artists – MC5, romones, sex pistols , stooges

the buzzcocks, the damned, dead kennedys

 

 

Folk Q&A

How were folk songs learnt and preserved in England and the USA?

Folk songs were learnt from ear. People would hear the song being played somewhere and then sing it themselves. The songs also would have been passed on in families. Listeners might not like the story so they might change something like the verse or add in another chorus; this is how the songs developed and would have many variations. The songs were written down into books by people such as Lucy Broadwood and Cecil Sharp.

 

Why were songs written down in England?

Songs were written down to preserve the tradition and history within the song; they wouldn’t be forgotten.

 

Why were the songs collected in England found in the Application Mountains? 

When people move or immigrate they take their cultures and traditions with them, therefore when people moved to America they brought their folk songs.

 

How did the song from the Application Mountains reach a wider audience? Which group was very important to this development?

The Carter Family were an important group for the expansion of listeners. There were posters around their town which were made by record companies saying to ‘record here’. That is when the Carter Family would perform and record their songs.

 

Gospel Q&A

 

Explain the Oral Tradition in music with reference to song collectors in the USA.

The Africans who were enslaved were torn away from their traditions. Whilst they would do labour they found freedom and where they could perform these traditions: the churches and where they worked. These songs also became a way of telling stories and experiences.

The songs would have changed over time as the songs were sung from memory.

 

What are The Field hollers, spirituals, and work songs?

They were a type of sing-song to help lift the mood of the people while they worked.

 

Explain the technique of call and response with examples from pre 1950s and present day music.

A phrase is said and then repeated again. Hello Brooklyn’ by Jay Z featuring Lil Wayne.

 

Who was Allan Lomax and why was he important in the preservation of song?

“Father and son toured the South, gathering recordings for the Archive of American Song. It was during this trip that Alan and John Lomax discovered the great blues singer Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Leadbelly.” (Biography 2018)

 

What was the Underground Railroad and how were songs used within in it?

Trains were a type of escape. They could hide or ride away in them. Songs like wade in the water, The Gospel Train and Sweet Chariot

 

 

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Adobe Premiere

Sequence Settings

HDV – High Definition Video

720p-25      1280 pixels by 720 pixels at 25fps (frames per second)

Audio sample rate = 48000Hz or 48KHz

 

Documentary Plan and Research

 

Direction of project:

  • about the impact of the internet. merging of genres. the amount of genres/subgenres
  • technology
  • Downloading songs – copyright,  Streaming – Spotify? Loss of income? downfall of the music industry.

 

2000's mind map.jpg

Technology mind map

Going Viral

£1 fish guy.

 

 

 

 

Childish Gambino – This Is America (Official Video) – how it set off a trend of the different countries being sung about. also the music video plays a big part in the meaning.Screen Shot 2018-11-12 at 15.50.55.png

 

 

 

Approach:

Starting point: The technology and downloading – How it impacted the industry

CD’s + Downloading

link to middle by artists who use or avoided the technology

Middle: artists and their effects as well as a carry on of technology

End: Questioning the viewers. Where does music go next? Will there be a split defining genres again?/ Will it go round in a cycle – like trends?

 

Have information about the industry then about an artist affected by that.

Point-artist-point-artist.

 

Restrictions:

  • Biased information
  • Too much information – Where should the main focuses be?

 

icons:

POP – , pink, rihanna, Beyoncé,

lily allen – has famous dad

https://www.biography.com/people/lily-allen-20935273. Last accessed 19/11/2018.

Not really useful^  Not going to use Lily Allen

Lady Gaga

debut single was “Just Dance” and was released early 2008. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award (for best dance recording) in 2008. The song lost to Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger,” but Gaga reached No. 1 on the mainstream pop charts in January 2009. “Poker Face,” earned Gaga even more success. The song topped singles charts in almost every category, and in almost every country. Both songs were produced by Akon’s affiliate RedOne, who co-wrote most of Lady Gaga’s album.

 

The Meat Dress

 

 

Shakira did 2010 world cup song

 

 

 

 

HipHop/rap – Eminem,

one of the most known songs

disliked because he was white?

 

 

 

Alternative/rock – Fall Out Boy, Green Day, Blink 182

Daft punk:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=27&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwibt9DCk8LeAhXoA8AKHS4iAYQQ1ScwGnoECAAQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rollingstone.com%2Fmusic%2Fmusic-news%2Fdaft-punk-all-hail-our-robot-overlords-190438%2F&usg=AOvVaw0vyPrN4rAAoECKRSrtbnkC

can’t access at college^

https://pitchfork.com/features/cover-story/reader/daft-punk/

Loads of information ^ read through better when you have a focus

Bangalter says everything about RAM and its buildup is about the surprise, the magic. “When you know how a magic trick is done, it’s so depressing,” he explains. “We focus on the illusion because giving away how it’s done instantly shuts down the sense of excitement and innocence.”

“Technology has made music accessible in a philosophically interesting way, which is great,” says Bangalter, talking about the proliferation of home recording and the laptop studio. “But on the other hand, when everybody has the ability to make magic, it’s like there’s no more magic—if the audience can just do it themselves, why are they going to bother?”

^Use quote to link between the merging or music genres and how everything has become samey in some aspects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Possible artist focuses:

Death of Michael Jackson. – too early (1950/60s)

death of loads of artists in 2016-2018??? Linkin park Chester Bennington

2003 numb linkin park

 

 

Discography

^https://linkinpark.com/music

 

 

Music Focuses:

 

Technology:

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/24-inventions-that-changed-music-16471/

ipod – 2001

garage band – 2004

soundcloud:

founded 2007, launched 2008

Studio laptop & home recording: logic – soundcloud rappers?

Downloading:

napster:

peer-to-peer file sharing Internet service founded 1999

Copyright problems

https://www.lifewire.com/history-of-napster-2438592

download in MP3 format originating from audio sources such as analog cassette tapes, vinyl records, and CDs

Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) filed a lawsuit against it for the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material. shut down in 2001.

Bought for $5.3 million by Roxio (a digital media company) in 2002.

Spotify:

https://www.imore.com/spotify

founded 2006, launched 2008

one of the most popular streaming services in the world

 

CD sales – in the US

re-sell an album – “spiced up version” nirvana?

https://musicbusinessresearch.wordpress.com/2015/03/26/the-recorded-music-market-in-the-us-2000-2014/

hard to understand too many numbers^ same \/

https://www.riaa.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/RIAA-Mid-Year-2018-Revenue-Report.pdf

 

Figure 1 - Album and singles' sales in the US, 2000-2014

Source: RIAA Year-End Industry Shipment and Revenue Statistics (2000-2014)^

Heavy decrease in albums from 2004 onwards, a small increase in singles from 2005.

 

Figure 3 - The digital music market in the US, 2005-2014

Source: RIAA Year-End Industry Shipment and Revenue Statistics (2005-2014)^

subscription streaming boomed in 2010, most likely because of Spotify. On Spotify you can stream both songs and albums for free or for a paid subscription.

Digital sales for both albums and singles keep increasing, until the end of 2012 where they take a slow decrease.

 

Figure 5 - The recorded music market in the US, 2000-2014

Source: RIAA Year-End Industry Shipment and Revenue Statistics (2000-2014)^

CD sales were high in the early 2000’s reaching around 13,000 million US$

2005 is when digital started to impact sales. From 2005 onwards the amount of digital sales increase and increase. Overtaking the CD sales by over double the amount of sales in 2014. $2000 CD and $7000 in digital.

 

 

Genres: Alternative, Pop, HipHop – Dominated popular music,

Mix of languages – spanish, kpop

 

 

Fountains of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom

tech info

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/24-inventions-that-changed-music-16471/

genres+tech info

 

 

 

http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/music.html#2000s

Popular Genres: Dance-Pop, Indie Rock, Emo, Pop-Punk, Contemporary R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Electronica, Hard Rock, Alternative Metal, New Wave Revival, Teen Pop, Boy Bands, Internet Stars, Disney Artists, Adult Contemporary, Country, Country-Pop, British Soul, Latin Pop

Popular Artists: Eminem, Sean Paul, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson, Linkin Park, The Killers, Maroon 5, Alicia Keys, Outkast, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Norah Jones, Coldplay, Shakira, Modest Mouse, The White Stripes, Death Cab for Cutie, Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Panic! At the Disco, Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone, Toby Keith, Kid Rock, Dixie Chicks, Destiny’s Child, Leona Lewis, Flo Rida, The Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne, Michelle Branch, The Shins, Blink-182, Staind, System of a Down, Korn

nick minaj

http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/millennium.html

 

Possible Beginning Scenes / Videos

 

 

 

(01:34-02:06)

 

 

(1:41-2:13)

 

 

Script Plan / Notes:

CD’s + Sales

Artists (Daft Punk)

What gets you famous? – entertainment > quality

Script Draft

 

 

CD sales were impacted majorly in the 2000’s. With the uprising of digital formats the physical aspects were fading.

Figure 5 - The recorded music market in the US, 2000-2014

Source: RIAA Year-End Industry Shipment and Revenue Statistics (2000-2014)^

(Use the photo as background)

Tschmuck (2015) describes how CD sales were high in the early 2000’s reaching around 13,000 million US$ and uses graphs to help provide this information.

But in 2005 digital started to impact sales. From 2005 onwards the amount of digital sales increase. Overtaking the CD sales by over double the amount of sales in 2014. CD’s were making only $2,000 where as digital was making around $7,000.

Albums are continuously decreasing. Record companies have techniques for getting sales on albums, such as repackaging or doing anniversaries consisting of basically reselling the album.

Figure 1 - Album and singles' sales in the US, 2000-2014

Source: RIAA Year-End Industry Shipment and Revenue Statistics (2000-2014)^

(Use the photo as background – smooth transition from other photo)

 

And the digital world is booming, from 2005 onwards, singles and albums on digital keep increasing. And in 2010 subscription streaming also boomed. Sites like Spotify are one of the main causes for this. With Spotify’s ability to stream music from anywhere either free with ad interruptions or for a paid subscription, it is now one of the largest streaming companies.

Figure 3 - The digital music market in the US, 2005-2014

Source: RIAA Year-End Industry Shipment and Revenue Statistics (2005-2014)^

(Use the photo as background – smooth transition from other photo)

 

Technology allowed people to download songs of choice from websites or apps.

Napster was a large website for downloading music. The peer-to-peer file sharing Internet service was founded in 1999, Harris (2018) explains how although it was successful it didn’t last long because of Copyright problems. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) filed a lawsuit against it for the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material. Napster was shut down in 2001 and then Bought for $5.3 million by Roxio (a digital media company) in 2002.

Now in the present day most teens and young adults buy from iTunes or use a paid version of Spotify. Most the time consumers don’t download the whole album they just choose songs they like, as provided by RIAA (2018)‘s 2018 mid year report.

 

 

Source: MID-YEAR 2018 RIAA MUSIC REVENUES REPORT

(Use the photo as background – smooth transition from other photo)

 

From around 2005 the genres in music had merged. Popular music was becoming the same. Everyone was using the same techniques and sounds. as spoken by Collier (2011) the release of Garage band allowed people to make music from their homes. Garage Band became a foundation for home studio equipment. Some artists realised this. Thomas Bangalter from Daft Punk interviewed by Dombal (2018) said how the technology is “philosophically interesting” “But on the other hand, when everybody has the ability to make magic, it’s like there’s no more magic—if the audience can just do it themselves, why are they going to bother?”

The internet also caused a lack of mystery; you can look up anything about anyone and the information is there. There becomes a lack of surprise.

This is why they try to keep their identities secret with the helmets, so there is a mystery element. “When you know how a magic trick is done, it’s so depressing,” – Bangalter (2018) They try to keep the excitement.

As Lamb (2017) suggests, the helmets add a futuristic element to their persona. as well as keep their identities hidden.

 

Daft Punk started in the 90’s with their disco and french house music. Over the years they have made hits such as Harder Better Faster (2001), Get lucky (2013) and I feel it coming. As well as the two hits in collaboration with artists like The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams. They also made music with Michael Jackson, Madonna, and David Bowie. Harder Better Faster won a Grammy Award (for best dance recording) in 2008.

 

 

(use a clip including the music talking about their hits 0:44-1:11)

 

 

(use a small chunk of the video and music whilst talking about the collaborations     0:00-0 :30 or 1:00)

This duo which took years to gain recognition have seen the development of technology and their own personal disabilities.

 

Sia another modern artists also likes to keep her identity secret for the mystery element. She wears a wig which covers her face only allowing her mouth to show. As well as using a dancer in her music videos because she doesn’t appear in them.

 

 

(use a clip of the dancing when mentioning her music video music fade in from 00:38-01:16)

 

Sia.jpg

Siamusic. (2018). Sia. Available: http://www.siamusic.net/. Last accessed 14/11/2018.

(use this image whilst mentioning her. Maybe have a song of hers playing in the background – Chandelier)

Both these artists got recognition from their work rather than their looks. Their publicity was worked hard for. Unlike some of the newer artists which can gain recognition easily from the internet. People like the Shahid Nazir AKA £1 Fish man gained recognition from going viral because of his £1 fish song. This simple repetitive song spread across the world. He gained enough money to live very comfortably for the rest of his life. YouTube is one of the biggest websites allowing people to upload and watch things.

 

 

(use the beginning where hes in streets and the part where he starts singing, put the song over the chosen footage of MV 0:00-0:39)

 

Other things like trends give artists recognition. Childish Gambino’s song This is America went viral and set a trend where other artists and YouTubers created a “This is” for their country.

 

 

(use the music only for most but use a small clip 1:50-2:00 to show symbolism in MV)

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(use a clip of all of them – snippets, parts where they say their country)

 

HipHop is still the biggest music genre today followed by rock as reviewed by Ryan (2018)

 

 

Lots of people question where the music industry is going. Is the music going to carry on developing or is it going to go backwards?

Will it go round in a cycle, like trends?

Will there be a big split in genres once again?

 

 

Checklist

ø CD sales

ø Technology impact

ø Downloading and streaming

ø Viral

ø Daft Punk

o Lily Allen

o Lady Gaga

o Genres – hiphop, rock

ø Questions at ending

 

Nick’s Ideas

Beginning – overload on sales – lots of people talking that sales are going down / rising

– flash lots of clips of all the genres and big artists up until this date (take main

artists from what the others are focusing on e.g. Shannon = Nirvana)

End – questions in an interview but as people start answering it gets cut off the camera shuts into a close.

Reflection 1

 

So far I’ve collected quite a lot research, images and videos to use. I have also given time codes for what parts I want to use – this will make creating the documentary more efficient. I have the struggle of knowing if the CD sales information is too much or if it’s too boring. As lots of people when they watch a documentary don’t particularly care about sales. I was also told by Nick how my structure has been lost throughout my ‘script’ so far. I agree with him. I think the lack of good structure is from the overload of information and not having a smooth link between each section. To improve my structure I will re-read what I have and find a link between, then once I have a link, I will make it stronger and clearer. I will also spread out some of my information as well.

Some problems I’m facing is downloading the clips as and audio and video file as I have been having to download the video and audio separately then put them together in Adobe Premiere. Another problem is who’s going to narrate my script. As I don’t want to do it I would have to find someone else; I’m afraid that the tone might be done to monotonely by someone else. So finding the balance between knowing where to emphasise certain phrases and changing tones, as well as finding the right narrator.

Another improvement which I am working on is my beginning and ending. Thanks to Nicks ideas, I have got a more solid idea of what it’s going to be like.

Beginning: Multiple videos of sales people talking about sales and my information. Each video overlaps the one before it.

Ending: Interviews all lined up each one coming in and the talking overlaps and it becomes quite messy then the video is cut off. You never quite get to hear how music is going to progress in the future.

 

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Photos and Clips for Documentary

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah – 1920-40 louis armstrong

Felix – 1965-69 beetles

Becca B – 1980-85 sex pistols

Shannon – 1990-95 nirvana

Phoebe – 1995-2000 eminem, tupac

 

 

Music through time

 

Reflection 2

I was going to take an artist which everyone else in the course was focusing on in their documentaries, however when it came to the process Nick explained how my plan was flawed from the beginning. I would have to focus on at least 3 artists from each decade and that there are so many genres to choose from. Instead now I’m using the pre-made clips from YouTube to help me choose what songs I can use.

Nick also mentioned how the timeline board in class was black and white in the 1900’s to late 50’s and then how it started to become more colourful. but now its very cramped there are lots of colours.

Shannons idea was that you could give the video an effect whoch makes it look like you’re goin through a time warp her example of this was the intro to this:

(place vid here)

 

These videos are ones which I will use to help create my video of all the decades

 

 

 

 

 

Reflection – Putting the music through the years together

 

I started with 5 songs, All For You – Nat King Cole -King Cole Trio, Cab Calloway – Jumpin´ Jive, Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock,  Heebie Jeebies – Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five, What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong. These were going to be the beginning decades but when I chose to use the video of music through the decades I decided only to use what a wonderful world.

I wrote out all the songs used in the video and then marked which ones I was going to take out and maybe replace. I also wrote a bunch of songs from 2012 onwards as that was the year the video ended at. As well as the more recent songs i picked out songs which are well-known throughout the years such as Teenage Dirtbag by Wheatus. I then starred the ones which I was going to use in the compilation.

I cut and added the clips into where they needed to be and cut down some of the video in places to make it shorter. The only issue is that it goes from low quality to high quality, and I found in one of the clips the sound is quiet in comparison. But because this is not a film course I was told not to worry.

What I’m going to do next is add text to the added clips to match the rest. And then record my final script audio. Once I’ve done this I can edit the clips around the speech and make any adjustments if need be.

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(0:31-0:41)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Script

 

If you were a successful band in the 90’s you could hope to make a lot of money from a top 10 single. Then along came the 2000’s with digital technology and everything changed. For musicians it became a time of loss.

 

CD sales were impacted majorly in the 2000’s. With the uprising of digital formats the physical aspects were fading. CD sales were high in the early 2000’s reaching around 13,000 million US$. But in 2005 digital started to impact sales. From 2005 onwards digital sales increased so much that they overtook the CD sales by over double those of 2014. CD’s were making only $2,000 where as digital was making around $7,000.

 

Albums were and still are continuously decreasing. Record companies have techniques for getting sales on albums, such as repackaging or doing anniversaries consisting of basically reselling the album.

 

Technology allowed people to download songs of choice from websites or apps.

Napster was a large website for downloading music in the early 2000’s. The peer-to-peer file sharing Internet service was founded in 1999, although it was successful it didn’t last long because of Copyright problems. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) filed a lawsuit against it for the unauthorized distribution of copyrighted material. Napster was shut down in 2001 and then Bought for $5.3 million by Roxio (a digital media company) in 2002.

With the digital world booming, subscription streaming also boomed. Sites like Spotify are one of the main causes for this. With Spotify’s ability to stream music from anywhere either free with ad interruptions or for a paid subscription, it is now one of the largest streaming companies in the world.

Now in the present day most teens and young adults buy from iTunes or use a paid version of Spotify. Most the time consumers don’t download the whole album they just choose songs they like.

 

 

From around 2005 the genres in music had merged. Popular music was becoming the same. Everyone was using the same techniques and sounds. Logic allowed people to make music from their homes. Garage Band became a foundation for home studio equipment. Some artists realised this. Thomas Bangalter from Daft Punk said how the technology is “philosophically interesting” “But on the other hand, when everybody has the ability to make magic, it’s like there’s no more magic—if the audience can just do it themselves, why are they going to bother?”

The internet also caused a lack of mystery; you can look up anything about anyone and the information is there. There becomes a lack of surprise.

This is why they try to keep their identities secret with the helmets, so there is a mystery element. “When you know how a magic trick is done, it’s so depressing,” – Bangalter (2018) They try to keep the excitement.

The helmets add a futuristic element to their persona. as well as keep their identities hidden.

Daft Punk started in the 90’s with their disco and french house music. Over the years they have made hits such as Harder Better Faster (2001), Get lucky (2013) and I feel it coming. As well as the two hits in collaboration with artists like The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams. They also made music with Michael Jackson, Madonna, and David Bowie. Harder Better Faster won a Grammy Award (for best dance recording) in 2008.

This duo which took years to gain recognition have seen the development of technology and their own personal disabilities.

 

Sia another modern artists also likes to keep her identity secret for the mystery element. She wears a wig which covers her face only allowing her mouth to show. As well as using a dancer in her music videos because she doesn’t appear in them.

Both these artists got recognition from their work rather than their looks. Their publicity was worked hard for. Unlike some of the newer artists which can gain recognition easily from the internet. People like the Shahid Nazir AKA £1 Fish man gained recognition from going viral because of his £1 fish song. This simple repetitive song spread across the world. He gained enough money to live very comfortably for the rest of his life. YouTube is one of the biggest websites allowing people to upload and watch things.

Other things like trends give artists recognition. Childish Gambino’s song This is America went viral and set a trend where other artists and YouTubers created a “This is” for their country.

 

HipHop is still the biggest music genre today followed by rock

 

Lots of people question where the music industry is going. Is the music going to carry on developing or is it going to go backwards?

Will it go round in a cycle, like trends?

Will there be a big split in genres once again?

 

 

 

Reflection Task

 

  1.  What are the skills and ideas you are working on in this project?

I am working on my script and narrative skill. The ability to come up with a story which will fit both the audience that’s likely to be watching and making sure it doesn’t become too much, or too monotone.

 

2. What skills are you finding the most straight forward and which are the most hard?

Research is the most straight forward as once you have a subject to talk about you can find the information based around that with the use of a range of sources. The most difficult skill is the narration. Making sure I don’t overload my script with lots of words and numbers is a main issue. As well as making sure when I cut down what I’ve said that it doesn’t get rid of anything important.

 

3. Identify one skill or idea you have been finding hard

An idea I have been finding hard is a good opening to my documentary.

 

4. why are you finding it hard?

I’m finding it hard because I don’t know how to make sure it doesn’t just randomly jump the watcher into lots of information and facts.

 

5. what have you done to help develop the skill/idea?

Asked for help from others, get their ideas. Once I have an idea I can go off from that and create a bunch of intros and see which fits best.

 

6.Show and discuss this work to your peers and get their feedback. What do they think about your skill/idea you have shown them? How do they think it could be improved?

 

7. What can you do before the deadline to improve this idea/skill?

Do research on what can improve my idea and see what techniques others recommend to use.

 

8. What can be done after the deadline to help the skill/idea and how will this impact on your work?

Carry one developing the skill so that in my next project/time I need it, it will be better and I will have less issues.

 

Skills and Tasks Audit

 

 

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Copy Right

 

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Final Reflection

 

Putting together my documentary is quite easy as it consists of just adding clips and photos that I have. The only difficult part was the script. Narrating was hard as it was easy to get tongue-tied. Also intonations when re-recording sections was an issue. I got Shannon to do my narrative as when doing a draft my voice came off very monotone and dull.

 

 

Evaluation

Overall I am very proud of what I have achieved making this documentary. The start of my documentary was the most problematic for me. I didn’t know how to start. I ended up starting with technology in the 90’s – Walkmans. I had help from Shannon when doing the beginning of the script. Once I had the beginning everything came into place easily.

I fitted everything to the narrative. I placed and cut the videos to the script before adding any effects. I added my effects at the end with help from Steve. I used fades and one cube rotation.

One thing I struggled with was adjusting the audio. If I wanted to have it start quietly then build up. I at first, was confused and didn’t understand how the effect controls changed the levels. However I soon got the hang of  how it worked.

I finished my documentary and watched it through in the TV Studio, once I watched it I came back down and edited the parts which I thought needed adjusting, such as the Sia interview with Ellen; I added fades in and out of the video and audio. I also added another photo to the beginning section and adjusted the sound levels of the music in the background when Shannon was talking.

If I was to make another documentary I would do it on something less factual. Or on something more in the past. That way I could use a range of clips.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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