Ancillary Tasks

Digipak Advert – Point #1

The first point asks us to look into conventions of an album advert. Billy and myself decided to look at a Swanky Tunes advert from Q magazine.
This is a list of what we found that grasped our attention.
– As per usual, the band logo is in big bold letters and is the easiest thing to see, very attention grabbing.
– There’s a picture of the album art in the foreground with their podcast advert opposite it.
– In terms of how it relates to the genre there is a whole band picture of the members drinking and playing poker in a club, considering the fact that Swanky Tunes are an EDM/House group this is rather fitting.
– Spotted: Website address under the album artwork – a bold message.
– Additionally, below the web address Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud information – “Follow Us!”
– Usually this is where the band’s advert ends and the record companies’ section begins. This will often contain the producer logo, contact info and the producer’s website.

Digipak – Point #6

Hey everyone, point #6 asks us to investigate how the sales of CDs have changed in the last five years BUT due to there being no information on the sales of CDs between 2010 and 2013 we’ve been unable to get really reliable numbers for this.
 
However! There is an obvious trend between 2008 and 2013.
 
2008
362.6 MILLION units CD 
1.07 BILLION MP3
2009
373.9 MILLION UNITS CD 
1.16 BILLION MP3
2010
326.2 MILLION UNITS CD 
1.17 BILLION MP3
2013
23.3 MILLION Units CD (Q1)