All of my past education has been focused around design. For my final year I have chosen to research the music industry. In 2000 I was awarded the National Arkwright Scholarship, for Technology. This award opened my eyes up to see how everyday life is affected by design, and how important designers are for the future of our planet.
During my time dedicated to my Design Management degree course, and my close work at the Students Union, as Entertainments Officer, I have found another interest - The Music Industry.
I am trying to link each of my third year projects to this subject, so that I can adapt design management to the music industry. My dissertation plan is to study bands such as Coldplay to see how they are supporting, promoting and marketing Charities such as Fair Trade. Understanding the different impacts that the music industry has on the population will be interesting.
I am writing to several record companies, to see if I can gain work experience. One of my chosen companies is Sony Music, part of the Sony Corporation.
For this project I shall be looking at the Sony Corporation in general, and studying the policies that they put in place for sustainable and environmental issues.
Sony was founded on the May 7th 1946, by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita. It was established in a run down, and bomb devastated area of Tokyo, the company formally being a tiny radio repair shop. They never would have thought it would turn into a $50 Billion Business.
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