Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject is not offered in 2016.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 lectures and 1 tutorial per week |
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This subject explores the various manifestations of indie music, from its roots in punk music to more contemporary musical forms such as indie pop, indie rock, folk, and hip hop. The focus will be on examples of international and Australian bands and artists. The subject will also examine how recent technological advancements, such as digitalisation and the internet (Facebook, YouTube, Tune Core, Reverbnation), have impacted popular-music production, dissemination, and consumption, advancements that have supposedly democratised the music industry whilst creating new avenues for the emergence of indie music and artists.
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
4 x journal entries (300 words each), one of which can be an essay plan; submitted during semester (30%)
One 15-minute oral presentation and accompanying playlist based on an independent artist/band or genre; presented in tutorials during the semester (20%)
A 2,000-word essay; submitted during the examination period (50%)
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A reading pack will be available for purchase from the Melbourne University Bookshop before the start of semester
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject students should have developed
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