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Turn that racket down!
A look at popular music genres, musicians and technology over time.
Music and adverts
Make links between products and songs, with case studies on the Levi and iTunes commercials.
Women in music
Encourages thinking about the representation of female singers and how this is linked to their fame, success and credibility.
SuBo, JLS and Girls Aloud... TV talent shows
Explore the popularity of TV Talent shows and discuss the advantages of the format to artists and audiences. Access to YouTube would be useful.
Beatles to Bieber - music promotion and new media
Students link the developments in new media with two case studies: Justin Bieber and The Beatles, and explore cross media methods for promoting music to new and existing audiences.
Distribution and downloads
Focus on the advantages and disadvantages of different music formats. Includes links to relevant articles and websites for research tasks.
Analyse the 'Like a Prayer' music video and research factors contributing to Madonna's continuing success.
Marketing your group
Manufacture a group/artist and market them to the rest of the class. An engaging mini-project. Includes a teacher sheet that should be kept separate from student sheets.
Analysing CD covers
A revision sheet with two annotated CD covers.
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