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MUSC1507: Sounds, Screens, Speakers: Music and Media

Music has been dramatically shaped and reshaped by every major change in communications technology in the 20th century from vinyl discs to spotify. 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 the ways 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.

Code MUSC1507
Academic unit Arts Music
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. use a range of skills such as the ability to analyse and interpret a wide range of media and the ways in which music appears in these.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.