Sound Recording and Popular Music


  • Identify significant milestones in the development of sound recording
  • Explain the nature, functions and affordances of sound recording and popular music
  • Describe the different genres and cultural expressions found in recorded music as creative products
  • Define the roles of record labels in the music industry
  • Explain current business models, economic factors and other forces affecting the music industry
  • Evaluate the impact of media convergence, digital media and social media on the marketing and distribution of popular music
  • Describe the cultural and personal impact of recorded music
  • Discuss key ethical and legal issues related to contemporary recorded music


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