History Rock music is a loosely defined genre of popular music that entered the mainstream in the mid 1950s. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rhythm and blues, country music and also drew on folk music, jazz, and classical music. Timeline…
Social Effects Of Rock Music The massive popularity and worldwide scope of rock music resulted in a powerful level of social impact. Far beyond simply a musical style; rock and roll influenced daily life, fashion, attitudes and language in a way few other social developments have equalled.
Economic Effects Of Rock Music Rock and roll as social activism reached a milestone in the Live Aid concerts, held July 13, 1985, which were an outgrowth of the 1984 charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" and became the largest musical concert in history with performers on two main stages, one in London, England and the other in Philadelphia, USA (plus some other acts performing in other countries) and televised worldwide. The concert lasted 16 hours and featured nearly everybody who was in the forefront of rock and pop in 1985. The charity event raised millions of dollars towards famine relief in Africa. Live Aid became a model for many other fund-raising and consciousness-raising efforts, including the Farm Aid concerts benefiting family farmers in North America, and televised performances benefiting victims of the September 11 attacks. Live Aid itself was reprised in 2005 with the Live 8 concert raising awareness of global economic policy. Environmental issues have also been a common theme, the greatest example being Live Earth.
Rock magazines. Q is a published every month in the UK, with a circulation of 130,179 as of June 2007. Mark Ellen and David Hepworth co-founders of the Q were disheartened by the music press of the time, as they felt it was ignoring a generation of older music buyers, who were buying CDs (a new technology of that time). they were produced every month and had higher standards of Photography and Printing. The magazine usually has; a review section that covers, new music releases, reissues (music), music compilations, film, radio, television and live concert reviews. The star rating that the magazine uses to rate albums, is added to print and television advertising. The magazine also shows the best new releases over the last 3 months. Most of the magazine includes interviews with popular musical artists. The magazine is also well known for compiling lists, such as ‘The 100 Greatest albums’ and ‘100 Greatest ‘100 Greatest’ List’ the most famous list is ’50 bands to see before you die’. Kerrang! Is a music magazine that is released every week and published by Bauer consumer Media in the UK, the name comes from the sound made when smashing an electric guitar. The magazine was first published on June 6th 1981 and was edited by Geoff Barton, as a one-off piece in the Sounds newspaper devoted to the current New Wave of British Heavy Metal, and the rise of other rock acts such as AC/DC who were the cover for Kerrange!’s first issue. During the 80’s and 90’s the magazine placed many thrash and glam metal acts on the cover, Motley Crue, Slayer, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Poison, etc.. More recently there are many complaints on Kerrang!’s current emphasis on emo and metalcore music.
Rock Radio stations <ul><li>Q-Radio: a few years as a radio jukebox, Q radio launched in June 2008 as a full service radio station, (with lots in it) Shows and presenters include OPM with Samanthi and Russell Kane and Acid Jazz with founder Eddie Pillar. </li></ul><ul><li>The station is transmitted on the digital television networks in the UK, across London on Digital Audio Broadcasting and online. </li></ul>Kerrange! Radio: in 2000 Emap launched Kerrange! As a digital radio station, across the UK and in June 10th 2004 Kerrange (105.2) was launched as a regional radio station in Birmingham. They broadcasted acts such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis and Kaiser Chiefs, and on the weekends/ evenings they would have different specialist programs dedicated to many sub genres of Rock Music. The radio station also included interviews with those affecting popular culture and society as well as those involved with music.
Rock music awards <ul><li>The Q Awards are the UK’s annual music awards run by the Q magazine, since they began in 1990, the Q Awards have become one of Britain’s biggest and best publicized music awards, the celebrities that attend the event also help make it successful. </li></ul><ul><li>Kerrang! Awards; the magazine holds an award ceremony to mark the most successful bands in the interests of their readers. The readers vote for their favorite artist the band that wins that usually wins most awards in the ceremony. Although recently this has not happened as the winners were against the general publics view. After winning an award that band gets a lot of media coverage. </li></ul><ul><li>The awards were first put on TV in 2001 and was shown on channel 5 and channel 4, they have also been shown on MTV UK where the award winners collect their award alongside an interview. </li></ul>
Rock TV Channels <ul><li>Q TV is a UK music channel based on the Q magazine; it started in 2000 and is run by Box Television. This channel specializes in indie, rock and alternative music. It was originally a jukebox channel, where music video selections made were by the viewers using premium rate phone lines, but this stopped in 2004, its only on digital satellite and cable now. </li></ul>Kerrang TV: launched in 2001 by Emap, it covers more the more mainstream side of the rock music as well as classic rock bands like Aerosmith, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses and Metallica. It is a joint venture between Bauer Consumer Magazine and Channel 4. The channel shows various music videos (some of which are fan requested) from the nu metal and punk genre. Scuzz is a British music television channel owned and operated by CSC Media Group, it was launched in 2003 and plays a wide range of rock music from classic rock to emo, with ‘Rock hard, only with Scuzz’ being the channels tag line. They also play more hardcore, underground music videos unlike Kerrang, and show a few exclusive ones. The channel also runs weekly competitions, giving the viewer a chance to win signed merchandise.
How the youth use music? <ul><li>Music especially affects teenagers as at a party it depends on the music you are listening to rather then what we are doing which is said to be important according to a professor of communication. The lyrics of a song also affect teenagers and is said to be dangerous for some members of youth, </li></ul><ul><li>"Music alters and intensifies their moods, furnishes much of their slang, dominates their conversations and provides the ambiance at their social gatherings. Music styles define the crowds and cliques they run in. Music personalities provide models for how they act and dress." </li></ul><ul><li>Music alters study habits and damage eardrums. Adolescents devote their time and intensity to music. </li></ul><ul><li>Music also controls mood and enhances emotional states, such as alternative rock making their audience happy and feel calm where as hard rock may cause some teenagers to want to commit suicide as this is portrayed in the song lyrics. </li></ul><ul><li>Teenagers also use music to gain information about the adult world, to withdraw information from social contact, to facilitate friendships and social settings or to help them create a personal identity. </li></ul>