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

Working/Living Digitally – Video Sources

I did further research on the topic of “Catfish” through videos.  This is a collection of mostly YouTube videos with anything that deals with “Catfish” and/or will help me in the making of this documentary.

“Catfish” (the documentary)

The Dr Phil Show Catch Catfish Online Dating Predator

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Basics Tutorial

Catfish: Meeting the Girl in the Pictures

What is Catfish all about?

Why is it called “Catfish”?

“Catfish” Host Profiles Online Daters

Manti Te’o’s ‘Catfish’ Trap, Online Dating Scam Phenomenon

Manti Te’o Girlfriend Hoax Explained in Notre Dame Linebacker’s Own Words

Catfish: The TV Show – Season 2, Episode 15 – Keyonnah & Bow Wow (Speedy)

106 & Park: Bow Wow Finally Meets His Catfish

Living/Working Digitally Project – Sources

This semester, I’m taking Digital Media II, and the project we’re working on now deals with how the digital world we live in has made things possible that just couldn’t happen a few years ago without the technology we have now.  An example of this would be the woman who fell into a big fountain in the middle of a mall because she was texting on her cellphone. You can check the video out here:

We were to choose a topic that interested us enough to write a short research paper on and create a documentary about it.  I chose to work with the topic Catfish.  Long story short, Catfish is a documentary about a man, Nev, who starts an online relationship with a woman through Facebook.  Throughout the relationship, there were always excuses as to why they couldn’t video chat or why they couldn’t meet up in person.  By the end of the film, he finds out that the person he had been dating wasn’t who she claimed to be.  This eventually inspired Catfish: The TV Show, sharing similar stories like Nev’s.

In order to get started on my research, I have to gather sources.  These sources can be anything that will help me gather information for my topic and create my documentary (videos, articles, people, etc.).

1. Catfish the Documentary

2. The Dr. Phil Show Catch Catfish Online Dating Predator

3. “I met my bf online!”. (2013, 03). Seventeen, 72, 128. Retrieved from

4. How to record a video interview with Skype – Ecamm

5. Manti Te’o, I Know Exactly How You Feel 

6. Social Media: Are You Savvy or Addicted?

7. Facebook’s Generation Y Nightmare

8. Facebook Linked to One in Five Divorces in the United States

9. Your Digital Trail, and How It Can Be Used Against You

10. Stanley, T. L. (2006). Online-dating sites get stood up by consumers. Advertising Age, 77(16), 10. Retrieved from

11. Love at first byte; online dating. (2011, Jan 01). The Economist, 398, 51-54. Retrieved from

12. Tomb, D. (2013, 05). Is everyone faking it online? Seventeen, 72, 100. Retrieved from

13. “Catfish” Creator Nev Schulman talks finding love through social media – Derek Herscovici

14. Shut Up & Shoot: Documentary Guide by Artis

15. Shut UP & Shoot Freelance Video Guide by Artis

16. How to Create a Good Documentary Film

17. Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Basics Tutorial

18. How to Ask Interview Questions: Filmmaking Guide

19. Tips on Conducting the Documentary Interview

20.  How We View Online Dating

21. Catfish (CatfishMTV) Twitter account

22. Nev Schulman Twitter account

23. ‘Catfish’ Dissects Deceptions Swimmingly