The Production Project: Contextual Research and Market Analysis Task: Platforms and Audiences

Tastemakers Magazines that are considered to be tastemakers in the country music scene are Country Music Magazine (published once in every two months) who feature reviews, interviews and shine some light on new artists. Another example is Country Music People (published once a month) who are the biggest country music magazine in Europe and are …

The Production Project: Contextual Research and Market Analysis Task: Labels, Scenes and Collectives

I’ve chosen to take a look at the grunge scene in Seattle between the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Major acts associated with the Seattle grunge scene are Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, and the Melvins. As mentioned above the grunge scene was predominantly based in America’s Pacific north-west, particularly in the state …

The Production Project: Contextual Research and Market Analysis Task: Distribution/DIY

In my hometown, Aberdare in South Wales, there is only one specialist record store, Red House Music in Aberdare Indoor Market. They stock a range of vinyl records, the most notable genres being rock n roll, blues and folk. Unfortunately, they don’t stock music from local artists but I think this can be attributed to …

Creative Strategies 3: Music for Networks and Communities – ST6: Assessment Reflection

For the assessment of this module, our class gathered in the TV studio at university and each presented a workshop, in groups, to the rest of the cohort. The concept designed by my group, myself, Rachel and Jake, was called 'Colour in Music,' and focused on teaching children in primary education that music isn't as …

Creative Strategies 3: Music for Networks and Communities – ST4: Guest Speaker

During a lecture, we were treated to a talk by Malaki Patterson, leader of The Music Works, a company that presents workshops for young people with difficult circumstances, and what they can offer members of the community. The Music Works is a charity based in Gloucestershire that operates in primary schools, secondary schools and hospitals. When …

Creative Strategies 3: Music for Networks and Communities – ST3: Technology

I have chosen to focus my attention on The Music Works, an organisation operating in the Gloucestershire area that provides workshops and counselling for young people with challenging circumstances in their lives. Their main focus is to engage with their clients through music practice in order to increase confidence, resolve negative behaviours and ultimately make …