Bap220.2 Essay

Topics: Television, Radio, Broadcasting Pages: 50 (1685 words) Published: August 28, 2013
BAP220.2
 

 

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Music
 Styles
 II
 
Did
 Video
 Kill
 The
 Radio
 Star?
 
 

  Student Name: Kirsty McWilliam

 

Student Number: 107310

BAP220.2
 

 

 “TELEVISION”

 

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Through
 research
 and
 development
 this
 essay
 will
 show
 how
 the
 introduction
 of
 television
 impacted
 the
  creation,
 production
 and
 performance
 of
 music
 from
 the
 early
 20th
 Century
 to
 the
 present.
 
  In
 1979
 British
 band
 The
 Buggles
 released
 Video
 Killed
 The
 Radio
 Star.
 The
 lyrics
 talk
 about
 a
 time
 of
  technological
 transformation
 in
 the
 60’s,
 the
 longing
 to
 recollect
 the
 past
 and
 the
 dissatisfaction
 that
 the
  modern
 generation
 youth
 would
 not
 value
 the
 past.
 In
 the
 50s
 and
 early
 60s,
 radio
 was
 the
 key
 to
  entertainment
 through
 which
 "stars"
 were
 produced.
 
  I
 heard
 you
 on
 the
 wireless
 back
 in
 52
  lying
 awake
 intent
 a
 tuning
 in
 on
 you
  if
 I
 was
 young
 it
 didn't
 stop
 you
 coming
 through
 
  They
 took
 the
 credit
 for
 your
 second
 symphony
  re-­‐written
 by
 machine
 and
 new
 technology
  and
 now
 I
 understand
 the
 problems
 you
 can
 see
 
  Oh
 oh
 -­‐-­‐
 I
 met
 your
 children
  oh
 oh
 -­‐-­‐
 what
 did
 you
 tell
 them
  video
 killed
 the
 radio
 star
  video
 killed
 the
 radio
 star
  pictures
 came
 and
 broke
 your
 heart
  we
 can't
 rewind
 we've
 gone
 too
 far
  The
 Buggles
 –
 Video
 Killed
 the
 Radio
 Star
 (1979)
  An
 intriguing
 idea
 that
 begs
 to
 ask
 the
 question,
 did
 video
 really
 kill
 the
 radio
 star?
 “Today,
 music
 and
  television
 are
 closely
 linked
 as
 components
 of
 cultural
 industry
 and
 artistic
 enterprise
 and
 it
 is
 standard
  practice
 that
 musicians
 contracts
 include
 obligations
 to
 appear
 in
 videos
 and
 other
 televised
 promotional
 

Student Name: Kirsty McWilliam

Student Number: 107310

BAP220.2
 

 

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endeavors”
 (Forman,
 2012).
 
 Set
 within
 an
 assortment
 of
 technological
 formats
 and
 performance
 styles
  (YouTube,
 Rage,
 etc.),
 the
 never-­‐ending
 rotation
 of
 televised
 music,
 ranging
 all
 genres
 from
 pop,
 rock,
 rap,
  metal,
 emo,
 R&B,
 country
 and
 even
 opera,
 demonstrate
 the
 power
 of
 the
 medium
 and
 it’s
 extraordinary
  success.

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 Strategic
 (1999).
 Critical
 G.
 (1930)
 (1940).
 New
 Author)
 (1992).
 E.
 (1944)
 W.
 (1953)
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