Audio Industry; Learning and Opportunities- My reflection

SUMMARY:

The audio or music industry is one with various positions that students in the audio creative media class can look forward to. Some of these include the following:

  • Artiste:  Responsible for giving life to all the creative work put together by every other member of the production team.
  • Producer:  The producer is often responsible for the coordination of the whole process of recording from the start till finish. He ensures that the end product is of top quality.
  • Engineer:  He/she ensures that the recording is done in the best possible way and with the best quality. They make sure the idea of the artist and the producer is well portrayed.

There are more positions, some of which are shown in the diagram below.

(Huber & Runstein, 2013, pp. 17-23). Diagram created with Gliffy https://go.gliffy.com

One of the primary aspects of audio is recording, whether it be a song, or soundtrack for a movie, or jingle for an advert. There is a process involved in recording, and these are represented in the diagram below:

(Huber & Runstein, 2013, pp. 24-29).

As with every other career path, being in the audio or music industry or developing a career path in this field, requires a high level of motivation and an excellent networking skill (Huber & Runstein, 2013, p. 23).

Kopplin (2016) carried out research on some best practices in Music Industry Studies (MIS). The research sought to answer the question of what the most experiential learning method is for MIS students among other questions (p. 74). In answer to this question, his research found that one of the most effective experiential learning methods was an internship in the music industry. Based on the opinion of his interviewees, it is difficult to create real-life situations in classrooms (Kopplin, 2016, p. 86).

To have a basic understanding of what experiential learning is, watch the video below.

REFLECTION:

I have seen several funny expressions from people when they ask me what I am studying, and I say “Audio”. They often go; “I’ve never heard that before” and then I start to explain to them some of the various opportunities in the audio industry. However, I got more insight myself after reading an excerpt from Modern Recording Techniques by Huber & Runstein. If there is one important lesson for me after the reading, it is that fact that to develop my career in this field I need a high level of motivation and an excellent networking skill which I am already working on.

I have always known this quote by Penelope Douglas “Experience is the best teacher.” And I couldn’t agree more. However, I think it’s great that Kopplin took up this research to establish the fact that there is not enough hard evidence that this statement is true for students of MIS (music industry studies). In his concluding statement, he wrote that schools offering MIS should have more classes that allow students to learn by doing (Kopplin, 2016, p. 90). I am glad that at SAE Institute this is the model that is being followed as students are made to learn by experience, creating a well-equipped and conducive environment to learn from and sharing internship opportunity with their students. Another interesting part of the Kopplin’s recommendation is that schools should follow up on the student’s success after graduating in other to acquire more data that supports the already firm belief that experiential learning is an effective way to learn.

REFERENCES:

Family Board Meetings (2015, June 15). The 6 Pillars of Experiential Education [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/pAlCHO_kDr0

Huber, D. M., & Runstein, R. E. (2013). Modern Recording Techniques (8th ed.). Burlington: Focal Press.

Kopplin, D. (2016). Best practices in music industry education. MEIEA Journal, 16(1), 73-96. Retrieved from http://p2048ezproxy.saeaustralia.edu.au.saeezproxy.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search-proquest-com.saeezproxy.idm.oclc.org/docview/1882382176?accountid=145504

OLOWOGBOGBORO IS TURNING THINGS AROUND.

Whew! where do I start? God has been marvelously amazing to me. What the Lord has done for me, I cannot tell it all. At the beginning of 2017, I released the song ‘I WILL GET THERE’ and the feedback has been wonderful. All glory to God. As if that was not enough, just before my birthday in April, this lovely God-sent angel in human form Inyang Otu, called me up that she wanted to shoot a video for me, I didn’t believe it until it was all done and released, still, to the Glory of God.


Then came June and hallelujah challenge was set in motion, I followed through with it, with the whole of my heart, and in the midst of it, ideas started rolling in and then my website was set in motion. There was so much struggle with it that I didn’t even believe I would launch it in this first quarter, but as OLOWOGBOGBORO would have it, on this last day of June, the end of the first quarter, my website is ready and I am also dropping a cover of a song that will help me profess my daily living for Christ, also an effect of the daily one hour praise challenge.

Indeed I can say it with all boldness that
OLOWOGBOGBORO IS TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR MY GOOD.

The First half of 2017 is ending on a good note and the second half is coming with so much to be done and achieved. “Though it’s rough, I am tough and I am ready for this Journey” and because OLOWOGBOGBORO is in charge, I WILL GET THERE and I will keep praising Him EVERYDAY!!

EVERYDAY drops at midnight. Anticipate.

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