Mass Communication and Culture_Dee_Date__040610

Mass Communication and Culture_Dee_Date__040610 - Positive...

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Positive effects of music Live-Aid concert o Bob Geldof, lead singer of The Boomtown Rats 2007 Grammy Awards o Dixie Chicks, “Taking the Long Way” “Not Ready to Make Nice” o Documentary: Shut up and Sing (2006) Riley from news said Dixie Chick’s husbands should “slap them around a bit” VERY SHOCKING Economic Structure of Recording Industry Controlled by mainly 4 corporations Oligopoly, small group of leaders in charge o Universal Music o Sony BMG o Warner Music o EMI o Independents (only 14%) “Indies” not acknowledged by large record companies “Middle Men” travel around U.S. to deliver airplay on radio Payola Scandal (2007) Pay disc jockeys in exchange for air time FCC fined 4 corporations for payola 4 corporations that collect 86% of recording industry revenues each year o Artist & Repertoire Department in recording companies
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Function as “talent scouts”, responsible for product development
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