UNIT 39: The Sound and Music Industry. Multiple Questions. Helps with major business decisions, assists with the creative process, promotes an artist's career, assembles & heads the artist's professional team, etc.. ID: 649963
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Music Industry Quiz
BTEC LEVEL 3 SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA in MUSIC
UNIT 39: The Sound and Music IndustrySlide2
Helps with major business decisions, assists with the creative process, promotes an artist's career, assembles & heads the artist's professional team, etc.
The person involved almost exclusively in booking live personal appearances
A&R, Sales, Marketing, Promotion, Product Management, New Media, Finance, Business Affairs/Legal
Networks that move records from manufacturing plants into the stores
Record companies and recording artists, as well as the writers and publishers, all make money based on the sale of recordings, as well as through later playing and reuse of their work.
Bringing the creative product into a tangible form (i.e. CD) by maximizing the creative process and taking care of all necessary administration (booking studio time, staying on budget, etc.).
A form of property ownership for certain types of artistic & creative works.
Encourage new material, produce demo recordings and printed music (scores), manage all associated copyright and royalty licensing/PRS requirements.
Grants permissions to work with, study, improve upon, reinterpret, re-record copyright material (e.g. recording someone else’s song). Example: NOW! CD
A musician who contributes to a recording or a live performance but is not actually a full time member of the band.
Band MusicianFull-time Musician
Orchestra MusicianSession MusicianSlide13
Agencies that collect royalties on behalf of songwriters when a song they have written is performed
Who prepares & transfers audio from one raw format to a desired mater format and refines
the sound quality
Recording EngineerMastering EngineerSlide15
Organisation founded & funded by organisations that serves as their ‘voice’
Organised group of workers to pursue policies that are favourable for the workers
(Union) Broadcasting & film
Musicians’ UnionTrade Body (Association)
(Union) Actors, dancers, backstage, choreographers, directors
Link the definition to the correct answerSlide17
Trade body for those involved in the PRODUCTION of recorded music (producers, engineers)
Trade body for those involved in the AUDIO industry (audio engineer, recording studio)
Trade body for those who supply LIGHTING and SOUND technologies
They lobby (put pressure) the government for policies that will protect their industry
Will represent a performer in case of a dispute over a contract or unfair dismissal
Question & AnswerSlide19
What are the two major sources of income for a music publisher?MCPS & PRSSlide20
Which department of the record label works to get an artist's song played on radio?
A company with major networks that move physical records from manufacturing plants into the store
Who collects royalties for the writer/composer?PRSSlide23
What is the main advantage to signing a record deal with a major label?
Effective promotion and distributionSlide24
Which department of the record label handles advertising, publicity, and album-cover artwork?
Who collects royalties for the recording artist?PPLSlide26
What is the benefit of self-producing?The
artist doesn't need to give a percentage of their royalties to a record label. They also have more creative freedom.Slide28
How do music artists make money?Through royalties collected from any play of their song or a cut from the sales of their music.Slide29
Who pays for the PPL and PRS for Music?
They take a cut from the royalties collected. They are non-profit organisations paid for by the music industry.Slide30
List 3 things Marketing do…
• Advertising and Image• Branding• Figure out how to sell productSlide31
List 3 things Production do…
• Assemble what is needed for a recording• Quality control - makes things sound right• Producers of the physical CDsSlide32
List 1 thing Distribution does…
• Getting products into the market place (stores)Slide33
List examples of New Media…
• Digital distribution (i.e. Spotify, iTunes)• Social media • Internet branding (
Sales are in the area of…Retail (shops)Slide35
Describe Major Recording Companies
• Owned by corporations• Various departments (A&R), big staff• Developing artist commercially
• Own the means of distribution Universal, Sony, WarnerSlide36
Describe Independent Recording Companies
• Stand alone (independent)• Small, minimal staff
• Musical niche (specific type of music)• Develop artist more individuallySlide37
Oversee the recording of an artist
Choose the music & organise rehearsals
Choose suitable microphones
Carry/ transport equipment to eventFix broken string
Link Description to PersonSlide39
Organise tour dates & shows
Check Health & SafetySchedule times in studio
Publicise a concert
Gather prices for advertisementsMarketing
Artistic ManagementVenue Management
Scouting for new talent
Complete the audio masteringCreate sequencer & apps
Links in the Music Industry