Thesis: New Media has negatively impacted the music industry and more specifically how we appreciate music.
My Video Essay will be on the topic of how New Media has negatively impacted the music industry. I want to argue that it changed the view we have for music and how it has made listening, downloading, purchasing and sometimes not purchasing music too easily accessible. I plan to research the topic through musical artists who have personally made these statements and through music critics such as Greg Kot (music critic for Chicago Tribune) as well as others. The video essay will contain media clips and graphics pertaining to music and the music industry and how it has evolved with the emergence of new media. Using voiceover, quotes from various sources and text I will be able to defend my argument. I can show the other side of the argument by explaining how New Media actually benefits independent artists and musicians.