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The role of the mastering engineer within the production process. Discuss the history and changing environments in this regard in relation to current practices. Back this up with appropriate sources and critically evaluate.  

Master of the Universe: A Beginner’s Guide to Mastering

Mastering Matters: Understand Your Mix’s Essential Final Step

SNB Mastering

The Future of Mastering

The Musicality of Mastering

Demistifying Mastering

The Zen of Mastering

Issues in Modern Mastering

The analytical essay requires you to demonstrate the depth and breadth your sense of historical perspective regarding the social, cultural, economic and political conditions that influenced the artists and the works that they produced. It is important that the key technical elements and aesthetic conditions be examined through the analysis.

Ensure that you provide a clear and insightful overview of the selected period (or movement). It must be evident through the report that you have conducted research on the periods and the selected works (or artists). Other than reading on the topic this should also involve extensive examination of a variety of creative works. Ensure that you consistently use quotes and other materials to support the analysis.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION:

SAM COOKE BIO

Sam Cooke – Wikipedia [Accessed: 06.04.12]

‘Dream Boogie’: The Life and Death of Sam Cooke – NPR.com [Accessed: 06.04.12]

Biography – AllMusic.com [Accessed: 07.04.12]

The Death of Sam Cooke – TruTV.com [Accessed: 07.04.12]

The Songs of Sam Cooke [Accessed: 16.04.12]

Sam Cooke – Answers.com [Accessed: 18.04.12]

Sam Cooke – Abcko.com [Accessed: 19.04.12]

AIN’T THAT GOOD NEWS 1964 ALBUM

Ain’t That Good News – Wiki [Accessed: 06.04.12]

Review – AllMusic.com [Accessed: 07.04.12]

PROQUEST

Black Pop Songwriting 1963-1966 [Accessed: 06.04.12]

Twistin’ the Night Away with Sam Cooke: Soul Master Stirred the Masses with a Voice Made in Heaven [Accessed: 06.04.12]

GOSPEL

Popular Song and Music Theater: Performance Styles and Musical Characteristics of Black Gospel Music – ProQuest.com [Accessed: 23.04.12]

Getting Gospel Going – ProQuest.com [Accessed: 23.04.12]

This assignment requires the student to reinterpret (or adapt) a musical work (song) by another artist into a new work that is representative of another distinctive genre or style. You will need to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the elements that define each of the two stylistic movements (genres) that each piece represents in order to create an effective re-interpretation.

WIKI LINKS:

Landslide – Stevie Nicks / Fleetwood Mac [Accessed: 14.03.12]

VID LINKS:

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Develop a business plan for setting up and operating a new (start up) company in the digital media (entertainment) industry. The purpose of the business plan (BP) is to provide a descriptive outline of the business strategies and the operational aspects of the business. The BP should be written for the purpose of seeking financing, either from a bank or a prospective investor; therefore you will need to illustrate that you have a sound proposition for investment and clearly outline the conditions under which the financing is being sought.

The business plan must effectively communicate the key strategic business concepts that have been developed. Consider the use of innovative and creative business solutions that effectively meet the requirements for your target market.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION:

RESOURCES:

Business Plan Samples – Enterpreneur.com [Accessed: 12.03.12]

Arts Law.com [Accessed: 12.03.12]

Motivational Speaker – Craig Harper.com [Accessed: 12.03.12]

Intellectual Property Australia – IP Australia.com [Accessed: 12.03.12]

ArtsLaw.com.au [Accessed: 14.03.12]

How To Write A Business Plan in Ten Easy Steps – BizPlanIt.com [Accessed: 14.03.12]

Ten Rules for Writing a Powerful Executive Summary – BizPlanIt.com [Accessed: 14.03.12]

Five Signs Your Business Plan Will Come Up Short With Investors [Accessed: 14.03.12]

Template for Writing a Music Business Plan [Accessed: 22.03.12]

Creating a Business Plan (Recording) [Accessed: 22.03.12]

How To Write A Music Business Plan – Music Think Tank.com [Accessed: 25.03.12]

Which Legal Form is Best for Your Business? – Inc.com [Accessed: 25.03.12]

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION

JOURNALS

The Influence of Metre, Mode, Interval Type, and Contour in Repeated Melodic Free-Recall [Accessed: 07.01.12]

The Effect of Implied Harmony, Contour and Musical Expertise on Judgments of Similarity of Familiar Melodies [Accessed: 07.01.12]

The Dynamics of Musical Expectancy [Accessed: 10.01.12]

Rhythm and Pitch in Music Cognition [Accessed: 07.01.12]

WIKI

Tonic [Accessed: 08.01.12]

WEB LINKS

Secrets of Pop Success Revealed, Scientists Claim [Accessed: 08.01.12]

Scoreahit.com [Accessed: 08.01.12]

Conduct a case study on an album (musical work) that has had a clear influence on the industry. Provide an overview of the key people involved in the production of the work. Examine the tracks on the album and critical analyse the key production values that define the album overall. Use quotes and other materials from a variety of sources to support the analysis.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION

PROQUEST (THE INFORMATION)

Wax On, Wax Off [Accessed: 14.01.12]

Disinformation Society: Beck – “The Information” [Accessed: 14.01.12]

Rock & Roll: Beck Breaks New Ground [Accessed: 14.01.12]

PROQUEST (BECK)

Q&A: Beck – He’s Finally Got a New Family, a New Block-Rockin’ CD, “Guero,” and a New Age Secret Influence: Yanni [Accessed: 14.01.12]

Beck [Accessed: 14.01.12]

Hung with Guitar String: The Lake, It Is Said, Never Gives Up Her Dead [Accessed: 14.01.12]

Sampling Remains Prevalent Despite Legal Uncertainties [Accessed: 14.01.12]

Beck: The Rolling Stone Interview [Accessed:14.01.12]

WEB LINKS (THE INFORMATION)

Beck Giving Fans Sticky Fingers With Quasi-Hip-Hop Album [Accessed: 16.01.12]

The Information – AllMusic.com [Accessed: 16.01.12]

Beck – The Information [Accessed: 17.01.12]

Album: Beck The Information, Interscope [Accessed: 17.01.12]

Beck: The Information Beck’s gone electro. And it’s brilliant [Accessed: 17.01.12]

The Infinite Album [Accessed: 17.01.12]

Becks “Painful” Album [Accessed: 18.01.12]

WEB LINKS (BECK)

Beck Bio – MTV.com [Accessed: 16.01.12]

WEB LINKS (OTHER)

Beck – Mutations [Accessed: 22.01.12]

Beck – Sea Change [Accessed: 22.01.12]

Beck – Guerolito [Accessed: 24.01.12]

WIKI LINKS

The Information

Beck

Beck Discography

Beck Awards

PROQUEST (CHAOS)

Binelli, Mark – Sir Paul Rides Again [Accessed: 02.01.12]

Molenda, Michael – Here, There and Everywhere [Accessed: 02.01.12]

Hurwitz, Matt – Goldmine Interviews [Accessed: 02.01.12]

48th Annual Grammy Award Nominees [Accessed: 02.01.12]



For this assessment task students are required to prepare an analytical written report.

Select at least five (5) online or off-line articles, by five different authors and three (3) other sources (interviews, audio tracks, pictures, films, video clips etc.), that are related to your specialised area of interest (as defined by the Creative Project 2 topic).

The material should be selected carefully. Primarily seminal documents of influential authors should be considered. They must be appropriate, authoritative and relevant demonstrating differing perspectives (or opinions) on the specific topic.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION:

CONTEMPORARY POPULAR MUSIC :

Music Makers: Popular Culture in Music Education – Popular Music in the Classroom: Where to Begin? – Sarah Morrison [Accessed: 07.12.11]

The Great Pop Boom – Herrera & Trust [Accessed: 07.12.11]

“Popular Music and Society” and the Evolving Discipline of Popular Music Studies – Gary Burns [Accessed: 10.12.11]

“Now We’re on the Top, Top of the Pops”: The Performance of “Non-Mainstream” Music on “Billboard’s” Albums Charts, 1981-2001 – Jim Sernoe [Accessed: 10.12.11]

Radio Friendly: Part 2 – Kevin Sinclair [Accessed: 11.12.11]

DEFINING THE MELODIC “HOOK”:

The Persistence of Musical Memories: A Descriptive Study of Earworms – Bartlett & Hapbern [Accessed: 29.11.11]

Centaur Reading – Earworms (“stuck song syndrome”): Towards a Natural History of Intrusive Thoughts – Beaman and Williams [Accessed: 30.11.11]

The Selling Power of Song: Catalog Evergreens Pop Up as Jingles in Increasing Numbers – Lichtman [Accessed: 30.11.11]

A Typology of ‘Hooks’ in Popular Records [Accessed: 07.12.11]

THE “HOOK” FORMULA:

Two-and-a-Half Centuries in the Life of a Hook – Mercer Taylor [Accessed: 26.11.11]

Effect of Music Training and Musical Complexity on Focus of Attention to Melody or Harmony – Williams [Accessed: 25.11.11]

Music Makers: åSong Structure – Farish [Accessed: 25.11.11]

Factors of Musical Perception – Three Points of View – Cuddy, Keane & Zuk [Accessed: 11.12.11]

Melodic Contour Similarity Using Folk Melodies – Mark Schmuckler [Accessed: 12.12.11]

MISCELLANEOUS:

The Basics – Pentatonic Scales [Accessed: 25.11.11]

Reviews: “This Is Pop: In Search of the Elusive at Experience Music Project,” Edited by Eric Weisbard [Accessed: 25.11.11]

The Effect of Pattern Recognition and Tonal Predictability on Sight-Singing Ability [Accessed: 25.11.11]

Soloing: The Importance of Melody [Accessed: 25.11.11]

Keyboards: Getting Outside the Tonality While Staying Inside the Melody–Part 1 [Accessed: 25.11.11]

Sign on the Dotted Void: Peppy Songs with Hooks and Beats – the New Underground Craze! [Accessed: 06.12.11]

JYU Academia.edu – Melodic and Contextual Similarity of Folk Song Phrases [Accessed: 30.11.11]

WEB LINKS

Philipp Tagg’s Online Texts [Accessed: 06:11:11]

Share Ranks.com – Best Song Hooks [Accessed: 25.11.11]

RollingStone.com – 500 Greatest Songs of All Time [Accessed: 25.11.11]

The Telegraph.co.uk – 100 Greatest Songs of All Time [Accessed: 25.11.11]

Songwriter’s Resource Guide [Accessed: 01.12.11

WEB VIDEOS

World Science Festival.com – Bobby McFerrin Hacks Your Brain With Music [Accessed: 24.11.11]

World Science Festival.com – Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus [Accessed: 25.11.11]

Select two influential producers. Write a report that provides an analysis of key works that define them as a creative force. Ensure that you provide a descriptive overview of the key elements of each producer’s style. Using a variety of examples, consider how their professional work has contributed to developments within the field.

ASSIGNMNET SUBMISSION:

TIMBALAND

SOUNDS:

Selected Discography:

Solo
Tim’s Bio: From the Motion Picture: Life From Da Bassment, Atlantic, 1998.

With Timbaland & Magoo
Welcome to Our World, Blackground, 1997.
Indecent Proposal, Virgin, 2001.

As Producer
Aaliyah, One in a Million, 1996.
Ginuwine, Ginuwine… the Bachelor, 1996.
Missy Misdemeanor Elliott, Supa Dupa Fly, 1997.
Jay-Z, Vol. 2: Hard Knock Life, 1998.
Cali Kings, Hip Hop Mix, 1999.
Missy Misdemeanor Elliott, Da Real World, 1999.
Ginuwine, 100% Ginuwine, 1999.
Da Brat, Unrestricted, 2000.
Jay-Z, Vol. 3: Life and Times of Sean Carter, 2000.
K-Ci & Jo-Jo, X, 2000.
Memphis Bleek, Understanding, 2000.
Ludacris, Back for the First Time, 2000.
Snoop Dogg, Last Meal, 2000.
Aaliyah, Aaliyah, 2001.
Fabolous, Ghetto Fabolous, 2001.
Ginuwine, The Life, 2001.
Jadakiss, Kiss tha Game Goodbye, 2001.
Bubba Sparxxx, Dark Days, Bright Nights, 2001.
Missy Misdemeanor Elliott, Miss E.… So Addictive, 2001.
Jay-Z, Blueprint, 2001.
Limp Bizkit, New Old Songs, 2001.
Ludacris, Word of Mouf, 2001.
Aaliyah, I Care 4U, 2002.
TLC, 3D, 2002.
Karen Clark Sheard, 2nd Chance, 2002.
Baby, Birdman, 2002.
Destiny’s Child, This is the Remix, 2002.
Missy Misdemeanor Elliott, Under Construction, 2002.
Eminem, Eminem Show, 2002.
Jay-Z, Blueprint2: The Gift & the Curse, 2002.
Mack 10, Presents the Hood, 2002.
Justin Timberlake, Justified, 2002.
Fabolous, Street Dreams, 2003.
Lil’Kim, Bella Mafia, 2003.
Solange, Solo Star, 2003

WEB LINKS:

Wikipedia [Accessed: 22.11.11]

Production Discography – Wiki [Accessed: 22.11.11]

All Music.com – Biography [Accessed: 22.11.11]

Artist Direct .com – “One of the Greatest”: An Interview with Timbaland [Accessed: 22.11.11]

Answers.com – Timbaland [Accessed: 22.11.11]

Rollingstone.com – Timbaland [Accessed: 22.11.11]

PRO QUEST:

ProQuest.com – “That Ill, Tight Sound”: Telepresence and Biopolitics in Post-Timbaland Rap Production [Accessed: 22.11.11]

ProQuest.com – The Critics: Pop Music – The Timbaland Era [Accessed: 22.11.11]

MISC WEB RESOURCES:

Wired.com – Superproducers [Accessed: 22.11.11]

Select two influential producers. Write a report that provides an analysis of key works that define them as a creative force. Ensure that you provide a descriptive overview of the key elements of each producer’s style. Using a variety of examples, consider how their professional work has contributed to developments within the field.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION:

NIGEL GODRICH

SOUNDS:

Air – Pocket Symphony (Producer)

Air – Talkie Walkie (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Beck – Guero (Mix)

Beck – Sea Change (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Charlotte Gainsbourg – 5.55 (Producer, Mix)

Paul McCartney – Chaos and Creation in the Backyard (Producer)

Radiohead – Kid A (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Radiohead – Amnesiac (Producer, Engineer)

Radiohead – Hail To The Thief (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Radiohead – In Rainbows (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Radiohead – King of Limbs (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

Thom Yorke – The Eraser (Producer, Engineer, Mix)

WEB LINKS:

Wikipedia [Accessed: 20.11.11]

Nigel Godrich.com [Accessed: 20.11.11]

Dead Air Space.com [Accessed: 17.12.11]

CBC.ca – Everything In It’s Right Place – The Productions of Nigel Godrich [Accessed: 20.11.11]

ProQuest.com – Rock & Roll: How to Become a Producer in Eight Easy Steps [Accessed: 20.11.11]

Pitchfork.com – Nigel Godrich Talks “From the Basement”, Radiohead [Accessed: 20.11.11]

Les Inrockuptibles, “Nigel the Nihilist.” [Accessed: 18.12.11]

The Mix [Accessed: 20.12.11]

PRO QUEST:

ProQuest.com – “Goldmine” Interviews – Paul McCartney: Behind the Scenes Recording and Touring “Chaos & Creation” – and More [Accessed: 16.12.11]

Here, There, and Everywhere [Accessed: 17.12.11]

Wax On, Wax Off [Accessed: 17.12.11]

Sir Paul Rides Again [Access: 17.12.11]


A written report that provides a descriptive outline of the project must be submitted with the practical work. The report must provide a descriptive overview and an analytical critique of the processes and outcomes of the project.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION