Monkey Business- A local Musician’s Take on Music and Social Media

Over the past few weeks throughout these blog posts, the underlying concept behind many has been the impact of new media upon the music industry. In taking the next step with this topic through our research project, it only seemed appropriate to interview someone familiar with the music industry as a member of a local… Read More Monkey Business- A local Musician’s Take on Music and Social Media

A Shocking Development- Research Ethics and Milgram

“I don’t want to do anything that violates my own personal code of ethics and morals.”  (Moore, cited in Johnson 2014) This quote taken from director Michael Moore encapsulates the definition of ethics, the very principles of right and wrong to which one holds their moral standing. However, what this quote also presents is a… Read More A Shocking Development- Research Ethics and Milgram

“You try playing a Guitar with a Hook!”- Piracy and the Music Industry

Despite the death of many music sharing sites such as LimeWire and the temporary hiatus of Pirate Bay (now back online), the ease at which people can illegally stream and download music has reached an all-time high. The ability and ubiquitous nature of the internet has facilitated the world’s largest platform for theft, and although… Read More “You try playing a Guitar with a Hook!”- Piracy and the Music Industry

Resurrection and Research: Introducing Media research and the Music industry

In the broadest possible sense, as argued by Arthur Berger research is to search or to find and encompasses almost all aspects of our decision making process (2014). So as I sit here and tap away on my keyboard while simultaneously checking the gig guide for the next show in Sydney, someone is intently focused,… Read More Resurrection and Research: Introducing Media research and the Music industry