Winter Term: Music, technology and the political economy of media

Thursday, January 9 – Music Becomes an Object: Recording Music

Thursday, January 16 – Authenticity and Live Performances

Tuesday, January 23 – Digitalization: File Formats and Sampling/Introducing Audacity

Thursday, January 30 – Audacity Workshop: Editing workshop.

  • In-class editing exercise #2 (due Tuesday February 4th)

Thursday, February 6 – Commodification and The Culture Industry

Thursday, February 13 – The Changing Forms of Music Distribution

Thursday, February 27 – Audio Essay Methods: Interviews and Scripts

  • No readings.
  • In class exercise: Audio essay treatment/outline #3 (due Tuesday, March 3rd.)

Thursday, March 6 – The Cultural Economy of the Musical Object, Film and Television

Thursday, March 13 – The Cultural Economy of the Musical Object, Video Games

Thursday, March 20 – Audio Essay Workshop/ Project Meetings

Thursday, March 27 – Nostalgia and the Death of Popular Music

Thursday, April 3 – Final Business

Podcast Due before class, 12 noon