Discipline of Music

Popular Music Production in Southern Africa

Prerequisite Requirement: Thinking Popular Music (MUSC7PM H1)/Thinking Popular Music (MUSC8PM H1).

Aim: To introduce students to a highly complex industry that comprises, inter alia, the recording, distribution, advertising,televising, marketing and consuming of music sound and image.

Content: A focus on the mediating processes of the popular music industry (by way of an ‘internship’), an integration of theory with practice, and an examination of the history, influences and complex processes of southern African popular music production.