Selecting Music for Tweens: <br />Separating the Epic from the Embarrassing<br />by Jamie Cunningham & Andrea YeagerLIBR 2...
Selection Criteria<br />Currency and popularity<br />Released in the last two years<br />Is it a “classic”?<br />Are there...
Selection Tools<br />Asking Tweens what they like!<br />Social Networking Sites (e.g., Facebook)<br />Common Sense Media <...
Recommendations From Your Older Sister . . . <br />. . . For When You Just Start to Love Music<br />Recommendations <br />...
Vampire Weekend<br />Origin: New York, New York<br />Genre: Indie-pop, Afro-beat <br />Why is Vampire Weekend so cool?<br ...
Vampire Weekend<br />Major Albums:<br />Vampire Weekend (2008)<br />Common Sense Media rating of “Iffy” for ages 12-14 (so...
Adele<br />Origin: London, England<br />Genre: Soul, R&B<br />Why is Adele so cool?<br />Breaking down barriers for what i...
Adele<br />Major Albums:<br />19 (2008)<br />No Common Sense Media rating <br />21 (2011)<br />Common Sense Media rating o...
Arcade Fire<br />Origin: Montreal, Canada<br />Genre: Indie-Rock<br />Why is Arcade Fire so cool?<br />They are one of Ste...
Arcade Fire<br />Major Albums:<br />Funeral (2004)<br />No Common Sense Media Rating <br />Neon Bible (2006)<br />Common S...
Robyn<br />Origin: Stockholm, Sweden<br />Genre: Dance, Electronic<br />Why is Robyn so cool?<br />She plays the kind of m...
Robyn<br />Major Albums:<br />Releasing music for over a decade<br />Robyn (2005)<br />Common Sense Media rating for 13+ f...
Yeah Yeah Yeahs<br />Origin: New York, New York<br />Genre: Indie-Punk, Dance-Punk<br />Why are the Yeah Yeah Yeahs so coo...
Yeah YeahYeahs<br />Major Albums:<br />Karen O.: Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack (2009)<br />Common Sense Media Ratin...
Check Out Jamie’s Video Mix<br />Jamie’s Tween Playlist:<br />http://sites.google.com/site/jamiestweenplaylist/<br />
Questions?<br />
Now on to the Embarrassing…<br />In your tween/teen years, didn’t you listen to music that makes you cringe now? It’s emba...
Justin Bieber<br />Origin: London, Ontario, Canada<br />Genre: Pop, R&B<br />Discography:<br />My World (EP)(2009)<br />My...
Justin Bieber<br />Why is he so popular?<br />His wholesome, clean music is about searching for love and friendship<br />M...
Katy Perry<br />Origin: Santa Barbara, CA<br />Genre: Pop<br />Discography:<br />Katy Hudson (2001)<br />One of the Boys (...
Katy Perry<br />Why is she so popular?<br />Bright, unconventional dress and addictive, entertaining songs<br />Questionab...
BRUNO MARS<br />Origin: Honolulu, Hawaii<br />Genre: Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B, Reggae<br />Discography: <br />Doo- Wop...
BRUNO MARS<br />Why is he so popular?<br />His music contains positive messages about friendship, acceptance, and taking c...
GLEE <br />Origin: Los Angeles, CA<br />Genre: Television Comedy<br />Major Albums: <br />Glee: The Music, Volumes 1-5<br ...
GLEE<br />What makes Glee so popular?<br />The show explores themes of self acceptance and struggles with self doubt<br />...
Lady Gaga<br />Origin: New York City, NY<br />Genre: Pop, Dance, Electronic<br />Discography:<br />The Fame (2008)<br />Th...
Lady Gaga<br />Positive Attributes:<br />LGBTQ advocate<br /><ul><li>Wore dress constructed out of at MTV Music Awards to ...
Tween Mix Tape<br />For a sampling of the music go to:<br />http://8tracks.com/a05/thirtween-mix<br />Enjoy!<br />Andrea<b...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

JCunningham_AYeager_Libr264_MediaPresentation

210 views

Published on

Published in: Entertainment & Humor
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
210
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

JCunningham_AYeager_Libr264_MediaPresentation

  1. 1. Selecting Music for Tweens: <br />Separating the Epic from the Embarrassing<br />by Jamie Cunningham & Andrea YeagerLIBR 264April 13, 2011 <br />
  2. 2. Selection Criteria<br />Currency and popularity<br />Released in the last two years<br />Is it a “classic”?<br />Are there messages a tween could decode?<br />Will this music be a “gateway” to other artists/ genres<br />Diverse communities represented<br />Positive, affirming message <br />Is it cool?<br />Was it on Glee?<br />Is it critically acclaimed?<br />Will it require conversations with parents?<br />Is there a clean version available?<br />Is there buzz around it?<br />TV show<br />In the news<br />In a movie <br />
  3. 3. Selection Tools<br />Asking Tweens what they like!<br />Social Networking Sites (e.g., Facebook)<br />Common Sense Media <br />Pitchfork Media <br />iTunes <br />Amazon<br />MTV<br />YouTube<br />Personal knowledge <br />
  4. 4. Recommendations From Your Older Sister . . . <br />. . . For When You Just Start to Love Music<br />Recommendations <br />by Jamie<br />
  5. 5. Vampire Weekend<br />Origin: New York, New York<br />Genre: Indie-pop, Afro-beat <br />Why is Vampire Weekend so cool?<br />College friends from Columbia University<br />Rise to fame via the blogosphere <br />Multiethnic band<br />LGBTQ friendly <br />
  6. 6. Vampire Weekend<br />Major Albums:<br />Vampire Weekend (2008)<br />Common Sense Media rating of “Iffy” for ages 12-14 (some swearing)<br />Contra (2010)<br />Common Sense Media rating of “On” for ages 12+<br />Key Tracks:<br />“A-Punk”<br />“Holiday”<br />“Giving Up the Gun”<br />
  7. 7. Adele<br />Origin: London, England<br />Genre: Soul, R&B<br />Why is Adele so cool?<br />Breaking down barriers for what it means to be beautiful<br />“Fat Positive” role model <br />Grammy Award Winner for “Best New Artist” in 2009<br />Latest album is a MASSIVE hit, topping the Billboard charts!<br />
  8. 8. Adele<br />Major Albums:<br />19 (2008)<br />No Common Sense Media rating <br />21 (2011)<br />Common Sense Media rating of “On” for 12+<br />Key Tracks:<br />“Chasing Pavements”<br />“Hometown Glory”<br />“Rolling in the Deep”<br />
  9. 9. Arcade Fire<br />Origin: Montreal, Canada<br />Genre: Indie-Rock<br />Why is Arcade Fire so cool?<br />They are one of Stephanie Meyer’s [author of Twilight] favorite bands<br />Write smart songs about the importance of being yourself <br />Their latest album, The Suburbs , is a critical and commercial success!<br />
  10. 10. Arcade Fire<br />Major Albums:<br />Funeral (2004)<br />No Common Sense Media Rating <br />Neon Bible (2006)<br />Common Sense Media Rating of “On” for 13+ for mentions to war<br />The Suburbs (2010)<br />Common Sense Media rating of “On” for ages 12+<br />Key Tracks:<br />“Rebellion (Lies)”<br />“No Cars Go”<br />“Ready to Start”<br />
  11. 11. Robyn<br />Origin: Stockholm, Sweden<br />Genre: Dance, Electronic<br />Why is Robyn so cool?<br />She plays the kind of music she wants . . . Not the kind that labels want her to play!<br />Unconventionally pretty<br />Catchy, smart tunes<br />
  12. 12. Robyn<br />Major Albums:<br />Releasing music for over a decade<br />Robyn (2005)<br />Common Sense Media rating for 13+ for some swearing and references to drugs and/or alcohol <br />Body Talk (2010)<br />No Common Sense Media rating; does have a parental advisory sticker<br />Key Tracks:<br />“Dancing on My Own”<br />“Indestructible” <br />
  13. 13. Yeah Yeah Yeahs<br />Origin: New York, New York<br />Genre: Indie-Punk, Dance-Punk<br />Why are the Yeah Yeah Yeahs so cool?<br />Multi-ethic band (singer Karen O. is biracial [Korean & Polish])<br />Their song “Heads Will Roll” featured on Glee!<br />Karen O. wrote the soundtrack for Where The Wild Things Are!<br />
  14. 14. Yeah YeahYeahs<br />Major Albums:<br />Karen O.: Where The Wild Things Are Soundtrack (2009)<br />Common Sense Media Rating of 2+<br />It’s Blitz! (2009)<br />No Common Sense Media rating<br />A personal favorite of mine; on my material’s blog! <br />Key Tracks:<br />“Zero”<br />“Heads Will Roll”<br />“All is Love” [Karen O.]<br />
  15. 15. Check Out Jamie’s Video Mix<br />Jamie’s Tween Playlist:<br />http://sites.google.com/site/jamiestweenplaylist/<br />
  16. 16. Questions?<br />
  17. 17. Now on to the Embarrassing…<br />In your tween/teen years, didn’t you listen to music that makes you cringe now? It’s embarrassing, but I was an avid fan of New Kids on the Block and Debbie Gibson when I was in middle school. <br />What Tweens are listening to now… selections made by Andrea<br />
  18. 18. Justin Bieber<br />Origin: London, Ontario, Canada<br />Genre: Pop, R&B<br />Discography:<br />My World (EP)(2009)<br />My World 2.0 (2010)<br />Key Songs:<br />Baby<br />Pray<br />
  19. 19. Justin Bieber<br />Why is he so popular?<br />His wholesome, clean music is about searching for love and friendship<br />Music contains positive messages about community and helping those less fortunate<br />Awards, etc.<br />“Baby” was covered by Glee cast <br />Received Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Award for Best Male Singer 2010- song “Baby” was voted Best Song<br />Won American Music Awards Artist of the Year, Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist & Album in 2010 <br />Endorsed by Common Sense Media as a positive role model for tweens<br />
  20. 20. Katy Perry<br />Origin: Santa Barbara, CA<br />Genre: Pop<br />Discography:<br />Katy Hudson (2001)<br />One of the Boys (2008)<br />Teenage Dream (2010)<br />Key Songs: <br />Teenage Dream<br />California Gurls<br />Firework<br />
  21. 21. Katy Perry<br />Why is she so popular?<br />Bright, unconventional dress and addictive, entertaining songs<br />Questionable lyrics push conventions of acceptable behavior- overtly sexual content<br />“Firework” lyrics contain positive message about self esteem, “You're original, cannot be replaced. If you only knew what the future holds. After a hurricane comes a rainbow.”<br />Concerns: <br />Common Sense Media rates her music as “iffy” for youth under 13 <br />
  22. 22. BRUNO MARS<br />Origin: Honolulu, Hawaii<br />Genre: Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B, Reggae<br />Discography: <br />Doo- Wops and Hooligans (2010)<br />Key Songs: <br />Just the Way You Are<br />Marry You<br />Count on Me<br />
  23. 23. BRUNO MARS<br />Why is he so popular?<br />His music contains positive messages about friendship, acceptance, and taking care of each other<br />Work with other recording artists such as Cee Lo Green, B.o.B, and Damien Marley<br />Awards, etc.<br />Won Grammy Award this year for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance<br />“Nothin’ On You” won Best Song at the Soul Train Music Awards 2010<br />
  24. 24. GLEE <br />Origin: Los Angeles, CA<br />Genre: Television Comedy<br />Major Albums: <br />Glee: The Music, Volumes 1-5<br />Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album<br />Key Songs:<br />Don’t Stop Believing <br />Don’t Rain on my Parade<br />Push it<br />Forget You <br />Empire State of Mind<br />
  25. 25. GLEE<br />What makes Glee so popular?<br />The show explores themes of self acceptance and struggles with self doubt<br />Characters explore issues surrounding coming of age through the use of song<br />Cast perform ‘clean’ versions of many popular songs that contain questionable/offensive language<br />The music performed by the cast is diverse across genres<br />Cast of Characters are diverse in ethnicity and sexual orientation<br />The show and musical recordings have received numerous awards including a Golden Globe in 2010 for Best Television Series<br />
  26. 26. Lady Gaga<br />Origin: New York City, NY<br />Genre: Pop, Dance, Electronic<br />Discography:<br />The Fame (2008)<br />The Fame Monster(2009)<br />Born This Way (2011)<br />Key Songs:<br />Just Dance<br />Born this Way<br />
  27. 27. Lady Gaga<br />Positive Attributes:<br />LGBTQ advocate<br /><ul><li>Wore dress constructed out of at MTV Music Awards to protest “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”</li></ul>“Born this Way” contains positive messages about self acceptance- Common Sense Media endorses the song as, “positive and affirming.”<br />Lady Gaga’s music is wildly popular with tweens and teens- Episode of Glee honoring her creativity<br />Concerns:<br />Overtly sexual lyrics<br />Learning Opportunity:<br />Parents and adults working with tweens could use the example set forth by Lady Gaga as an opportunity to speak with youth about self image, acceptance, and issues affecting the LGBTQ community. <br />
  28. 28. Tween Mix Tape<br />For a sampling of the music go to:<br />http://8tracks.com/a05/thirtween-mix<br />Enjoy!<br />Andrea<br />

×