Deadlines/Brief

Music videos are so 80s/90s, right? They belong with the era when MTV screened wall-to-wall vids instead of 'reality' TV? Try telling that to the millions who bought Gangnam Style; were they really simply loving the music? 1.6bn (and still climbing) have viewed the video on YT, not to mention the many re-makes (school eg, eg2), viral ads + celeb link-ups (even political protest in Seoul) - and it doesn't matter how legit it is, this nightmare for daydream Beliebers is making a lot of money, even from the parodies + dislikes. All this for a simple dance track that wouldn't have sounded out of place in 1990 ... but had a fun vid. This meme itself was soon displaced by the Harlem Shake. Music vids even cause diseases it seems!
This blog explores every aspect of this most postmodern of media formats, including other print-based promo tools used by the industry, its fast-changing nature, + how fans/audiences create/interact. Posts are primarily written with Media students/educators in mind. Please acknowledge the blog author if using any resources from this blog - Mr Dave Burrowes

Thursday, 10 November 2011

INDUSTRY/NEW MEDIA: Rotten Apple kills Flash


As the owner of a new Macbook I admire aspects of what Apple do - but they are becoming a corporate bully in the way Microsoft did before them. I've blogged previously on the terrible deal they give musicians (but also on the few acts like Pink Floyd and The Beatles who refused to allow Apple to sell their music on iTunes ... until recently!)

They've just effectively killed the use of Flash (used by YouTube and many others) on the web!

See http://www.helium.com/items/2252040-adobe-abandons-mobile-flash

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