Rough ‘Video’ Draft

How the video turns out depends on the material I end up with from the interview.

I will have Cody Brummet’s music playing throughout the video. 


Topic: Musicians in the Digital World


Introduction of Video:

Cody Brummet – start out with Cody playing his music

  • The footage will start with with Cody playing and then fade into the next clip
    • The volume level will be taken down so it’s not too loud throughout the film

 First Point: The history of making music and distributing it.

  • To be able to record your music, you had to have a lot of money.
  • For new artists to be discovered, you had to get your name out there by performing many live shows.  Hopefully your music/band will spread by word of mouth until someone with the money wanted to support your music.
  • Music distribution has evolved over the years from sheet music to vinyl to 8 tracks to cassette tapes to CDs to what we have now, being social media.

Second Point: Making and distributing music in Today’s world.

  • There are multiple ways to record your music, and it’s easier and cheaper than ever.
    • It’s cheaper to rent studio to do ‘professional’ recording for music.
    • Once your music is recorded it, all you have to do is upload it to the internet.
      • Social media is a great way to spread your music: Facebook, Twitter, MySpace,
      • Show this through a clip of uploading music online.
      • Due to this new technology, from recording your music to uploading it, it makes it possible for everyday musicians to become more successful and has given a new meaning to independent musicians.


End the clip the way it began –Cody playing and the film going out of focus and the music and video fading out


Working/Living Digitally Outline

For my project, I have to make a video and write a short research paper on my topic: Musicians in a Social Media World. Below are rough draft outlines of what I plan to have in each.

Video Outline

I. Intro – artist playing guitar

II. Background of music distribution
a. shown through pictures

III. Music distribution today
a. Interview video
b. video of uploading music

IV. Conclusion

a. video of musicians fading out

*Will have artists music playing in the background of the film

Research Paper Outline

I. Intro

II. Background of music distribution
a. How music/artists were found
b. Forms it could be delivered by

III. Music distribution today
a. Social Media
b. Examples of artists who have been successful

IV. Conclusion

Working/Living Digitally – New Topic

I started working on the topic Catfish for my Digital Media II project.  The more we discussed my topic in class, I realized that there wasn’t much of a story left to discuss in a documentary that hasn’t already been told in ‘Catfish’ documentary. Another issue with the topic of Catfish is that there are not too many people out there that are credible. Just because someone may have been catfished does not mean that they have a well-rounded understanding of the situation.

Because of this, I have decided to change my topic to “Musicians in a Social Media World”. I know that there are many musicians/bands out there who would not have been known by a broad audience or discovered without the use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace, etc. A successful story of this would be Justin Bieber, who was discovered through YouTube. So, not only should I have no problem finding someone who has credibility to interview, it’s a subject that I find interesting and enjoy.

Below are new sources pertaining to musicians and how they can use social media to benefit them.


Eckerling, D. (2013, July 2). Musicians & social media: 5 Tips. Retrieved 2013, November 3, from Social Times’ website:
Drumgoole, K. (N.a.). 25 Social media resources for musicians. Retrieved 2013, November 3, from music think tank’s website:

Jenn. (2013, January 10). How social media marketing is helping musicians promote themselves. Retrieved 2013, November 3, from Source Metrics’ website:

Rollett, G. (2010, March 12). How musicians are using social media to connect with fans. Retrieved 2013, November 3, from Mashable’s website:

Jamie. ( 2001, June 6). Sheet music to napster: Music distribution tech. Retrieved 2013, November 3, from Slashdot’s website:

Peoples, G. (2013). The rise of music’s social media gurus. Billboard, 125(28), 30-31. Retrieved from

Bruno, A. (2010). SOCIAL MEDIA STRENGTHENS FOOTHOLD IN MUSIC. Billboard, 122(50), 26. Retrieved from


Borgmeyer, J. (2011, March 15). Effects of social media on the music industry [Video file]. Retrieved from

Baker, B. (2012, September 21). Octopus marketing explained – Social media for music (Bob Baker)[Video file]. Retrieved from

Officialbeatsbydrdre. (2013, June 24). Macklemore on social media, music videos, and indie success [Video file]. Retrieved from


Howie, J. (2013, May 30). Social media for musicians | Social media marketing for bands, albums, and concerts [Video file]. Retrieved from