Wednesday, 11 April 2018

MUSIC INDUSTRY stats summary CDs behind streaming

UK record labels' revenue grows at fastest rate since 1995 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/apr/11/uk-record-labels-revenue-grows-at-fastest-rate-since-1995?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Blogger

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

MAGAZINE REPRESENTATION Few BAME cover stars study reveals

Glossies so white: the data that reveals the problem with British magazine covers https://www.theguardian.com/media/2018/apr/10/glossy-magazine-covers-too-white-models-black-ethnic-minority?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Blogger

Sunday, 8 April 2018

TV DRAMA BUDGETS LotR 1st $1bn series

We've explored this recently...

TBC

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/lord-of-the-rings-tv-show-amazon-peter-jackson-tolkien-most-expensive-a8292196.html

Sunday, 25 February 2018

TV DRAMA standalone bottle episodes

Why TV's brightest shows are turning episodes into standalone stories https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2018/feb/22/high-maintenance-atlanta-bottle-episodes-tv-success?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Blogger

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

CSP M VID Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor

TBC

The official video:

Note the lack of audience - quicker + easier to shoot with continuity, and therefore cheaper; could be costly assembling an audience + keeping them there long enough for multi-shoots too. Verisimilitude is clearly important though: the guitar leads are plugged in, the sweat is flying, the performance is high energy, reinforced by selectively fast-paced editing (use of short takes).

The new consolidated YouTube channel.
Firth suggests there are 3 types of video: performance, narrative, concept; it is common to combine performance + 1 of the others, but, as noted above, this is performance only (again: cheaper); higher budgets would come with chart success.

Is this their most successful video? Not by a long shot as these screenshots from (the new YouTube-consolidated - used to be the VEVO artist channel*) their official channel:    *read more here, look for UGC TAKES A HIT section




FOR COMPARISON/CONTEXT: When The Sun Goes Down

Another video, useful to reference - the social realist style links well to their determination to maintain a credible, 'authentic' image. John Moule commented on these videos (which he worked on) that the band, especially for a young, new, not established act, were exceptionally determined to control the creative process themselves. Its more common for an auteur director, or simply record company/management, to oversee the key creative decision-making for a video; pitches are often presented to a band (or their label/management) to okay, few bands come up with their own detailed proposals.