Grading Criteria

P1 – Describe different types and styles of music-based programming with some appropriate use of subject terminology

M1 – Explain different types and styles of music-based programming with reference to detailed illustrative examples and with generally correct use of subject terminology

D1 – Critically evaluate different types and styles of music- based programming with supporting arguments and elucidated examples, consistently using subject termi-nology correctly

Brief

Review existing programmes and produce a report on music-based programme formats covering:

  • types of music-based programming
  • styles of music-based programming
  • how they serve audiences. Importance

Submission

Research notes

300 – 500 word report on blog

Relevant Information

As discussed in lesson to help with understanding of different types and styles of music-based programming

Music-based programming: within a format, eg Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR), Adult Contemporary (AC), gold, recurrent, easy listening, classical, specialist; from chosen eras, eg rock ‘n’ roll, seventies,current; selection criteria, eg aesthetics, target audience, constructing a narrative, audience interactivity,

Top 40 charts

Types: broadcast radio (public service, commercial); internet radio (public service, commercial); in-store audio (promotional, ambient) Styles: ratio of speech or other audio to music; branding and identification; content chosen for aesthetic reasons; suitability for target audience; presentation, eg personality, anonymous; vocal delivery, eg conversational, informative

Blog report on Music Based Programmes and styles.
MUSIC PROGRAMMING TYPES AND STYLES

Describe the different music radio programme styles you’ve studied AND how they serve their audiences?

Public v Commercial

BBC

Radio 1, R2, R3, R4, 5Live, 1Xtra, Asian Network, 6 Music

Global

Classic FM, Capital, Heart, Smooth, Capital Xtra, Xfm, Gold

 

FORMAT

AC – Adult Contemporary e.g Heart, R2

CHR – Contemporary Hit Radio e.g Radio 1, Capital

Specialist – Kerrang, Planet Rock, 1Xtra, Xfm

Soft/Gold – Free Radio 80s, Gold, Smooth

Classical – R3, Classic FM

FORMATS listened to and examples of presentation styles studied;

HEART:- 11-12noon

Toby Anstis

AC Format aimed 25-44 old

(clock analysis HERE)

Songs? Describe music mix.

How Heart space its music vs adverts/speech content?

Big blocks of music (3 songs in a row segued) No DJ links

Speech – big block across Top hour.. Ads 3”/News 1”/Competition “Whose On Heart” 3 mins = 7 mins of music-free speech

RADIO 1:- 11.30-12noon

Fearne Cotton

CHR – audience served 15-24 years old

Describe music mix ?

How R1 split music-speech content

(insert CLOCK here)

2” News at BOTTOM hour, 2-song segue

DJ LINKS – MORE!

Presentation style – loves music, passion

 

HOW SERVE AUDIENCE?

HEART V RADIO 1

Toby Anstis v Fearne Cotton

Toby – brand-driven “this is Heart”.. “goto Heart.co.uk “Whose on heart”

Fearne – informed about music

BBC as public service, Fearne needs to inform & educate

Toby Anstis can be purely ‘entertainment’ lead and drag audience through ad breaks.

Is Radio 1 serving 15-24 ?

Is Heart serving 25-44 ?

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