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Genre research

  1. 1. GENRE RESEARCHDemi-Leigh Chamberlain
  2. 2. Genre ResearchI have already looked into print based magazines which have given me theinspiration to do Alternative Rock as magazines such as NME, Kerrang! and Qhas the layout of the magazine which I wish to produce. By textually analysingthese magazines I have already looked into my targeted genre and I know feelcomfortable in what I am trying to achieve. With my weekly subscription to Qmagazine, I think my chosen genre will help me to clarify my work as I knowwhat I am talking about and I’m actually part of the audience in which this genreis providing. Additionally, with most of the music on my IPod being Kasabian,Arcade Fire, The Killers and The Streets my playlist sets me up for success.
  3. 3. Alternative Rock Internet Resource - Alternative rock is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became popular in the 1990s. Alternative rock consists of various subgenres that have emerged from the independent music scene since the 1980s, such as grunge, Britpop, gothic rock, indie pop, and indie rock Some mainstream critical recognition of this genre are: The Smiths MuseRed Hot Chilli Foo FightersPeppers
  4. 4. How it came around Internet Resource - use of the term alternative to describe rock music originated around themid-1980s; at the time, the common music industry terms for cutting-edgemusic were new music and post modern, respectively indicating freshness anda tendency to decontextualized sounds of the past.The use of alternative gained further exposure due to the success ofLollapalooza, for which festival founder and Janes Addiction frontman PerryFarrell coined the term Alternative Nation.In the late 1990s, the definition again became more specific. In 1997, NeilStrauss of The New York Times defined alternative rock as "hard-edged rockdistinguished by brittle, 70s-inspired guitar riffing and singers agonizing overtheir problems until they take on epic proportions".
  5. 5. CommercialisedThroughout the 1980s, alternative rock was mainly an undergroundphenomenon. Alternative rock in the 1980’s were relegated to independentrecord labels. This type of genre can be known as Indie rock or alternativemusic. Alternative Rock occasionally rocked the charts with a random one timewonder hit within bands such as ‘Rolling Stones’.Rock music is split up into many different sub-genres such as grunge, Britpop,gothic rock, indie pop, indie rock and heavy metal, these are all now knownunder the title Alternative Rock.These can all be classed under the title of rock, giving the genre lots ofalternative styles of music to fit different moods and categories.
  6. 6. The Killers Internet Source - Killers are an American rock band thatwas formed in 2001, by Brandon Flowers, leadvocals, keyboards and Dave Keuning, guitar,backing vocals. Mark Stoermer, bass, backingvocals and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. drums,percussion would complete the current line-upof the band in 2002.Albums DateHot Fuss 2004-2006 To date, the band has sold over 6 million albums in the United States,Sam’s Town 2006-2007 over 5 million albums in the UnitedSawdust 2007-2008 Kingdom and over 15 millionDay & Age 2008-2010 worldwide.Hiatus 2010-2011Fourth Album 2011-Present
  7. 7. The Band I May Use In My MagazineText = Internet Source - Awards = Previous Coursework EvanescenceEvanescence was founded in LittleRock, Arkansas in 1995 bysinger/pianist Amy Lee andguitarist Ben Moody. Evanescencebecame popular when two of Leeand Moody’s song were played onlocal radio stations. Evanescencehas sold nearly 15 million recordsworldwide, more than 6 million in the AwardsU.S.A. and earning two Grammys withtheir major debut Fallen. Fallen spent Grammy Awards Best new artist 2004 Best hard rock performance 2004more than 100 weeks on Billboards World Music Awards Best Rock Artist 2004Top 200 chart, was certified gold or Album of the year 2007platinum in over 35 countries and soldout arenas globally. Kerrang! Best international newcomer 2004 Sexiest Female 2007
  8. 8. Paramore Internet Source - is an American rock bandfrom Franklin, Tennessee, formed in2004. The band consists of lead vocalistHayley Williams, bassist Jeremy Davis,and guitarist Taylor York. Paramores music has generally beenregarded as "emo" and "pop punk“. Alternative Press magazine hadJoshua Martin had written after an commented that the band was "younginterview with Hayley Williams. Their sounding", while consistently beingmusic is like them, its aged differently. "honest." Paramores first album All WeIts sped up, and slowed down. Know is Falling had an arguably more "formulaic pop-punk" sound that was Albums Date "delivered particularly well" and the All We Know Is 2005 combination of the two had created a Falling "refined rock infused pop/punk album.“ Riot 2007 The bands second release, Riot! was said to explore a diverse range of styles," Brand New Eyes 2009 however, not straying far from "their
  9. 9. Well known bands• The bands which have featured in this research will feature in the sell lines and contents page of my magazine• This is as it would make my magazine look professional and attract already existing loyal fan bases to my new band.• I will also however, feature other up and coming bands. This is as I would like my magazine to be a source of advertising promotion.
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