'How Hip Hop Stole The Show...' Rap was, at one point, THE most important and relevant form of musical entertainment for record buyers. This bygone fact cannot be ignored or lost on the graduate. Any music maker - whether studio-bound or onstage - has to acknowledge external market forces, 'How Hip Hop Stole The Show' examined how rap came to the fore and how its appeal - whether outselling its rivals or its cultural adherence to the teen and 20-something audience - impacts on the career trajectory of students. Curriculum: Cultural Studies/Sociology/Marketing/Race & Media Studies Dur: 1hr 30 mins

'...and how Instrumentality Can Steal It Back' Rap music and hip hop culture rule the international music radio waves, but the musically proficient hone
their craft at college institutions. How, then, to marry their educational
grounding with the reality of an industry dictated by a musical industry led
by rap? Curriculum: Cultural Studies/Sociology/Marketing/Race & Media/Gender Politics Dur: 1.30mins

'The Rhyme & the Reason' This two-hour workshop guides attendants through
the hugely influential world of black music; tracing how deeply its changed
the culture of young people in the United Kingdom - the BBC's future license
fee payers. How does black music culture impact on the British Broadcasting
Corporation's output? What stereotypes are unwittingly used? What vernacular
should be adopted AND avoided by a national broadcaster keen to engage and
maintain its multicultural audience?Curriculum: Media Studies/Cultural Studies. Dur: 2 hrs.

'Black Music In The News' Eminem performs with Elton John at the Grammy
Awards in defiance of accusations of homophobia. UK Garage artists are
accused by a British Cabinet minister of "...promoting gun violence.."' through
their music. Homophobic lyrics in Dancehall music prompt Amnesty International to
speak out. Michael Jackson's child molestation trial is 're-enacted' daily
on satellite television news. We explore the challenges faced when black
music becomes part of the serious news agenda. Curriculum: Media Studies/Music Studies. Dur: 2 hrs.

'The Globalisation of Hip Hop' Four perspectives: notoriety, commerciality, televisual and cinematic penetration were used to explore the global rise of rap and its culture. How has rap music's rise impacted on precedent genres and influenced those emerging in its wake?Curriculum: Marketing/Sociology/Cultural Studies/Media Studies Dur: 1 hr

Singers, Butts and Beats - July 2007: Contemporary Black Music Culture explored the modern climate of sexual imagery that exists in modern r&b music videos; a climate that has shifted our visual and aural attention to the point that we
now wonder whether singers can 'cut it' in the post 'stripper chic' age. Has
a generation's desensitisation to sexual scandal and mainstream societies'
acceptance of the once stigmatised roles of lap, pole and Burlesque dancers
led to r&b singers shedding their clothes? Curriculum: Gender Studies/Marketing/Music & Technology/Media Studies/Music & Identity. Dur: 15 mins.

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