Teaching the Music Press: A Teacher's Guide & Classroom Resources

The first issue of Billboard magazine was published in the United States in 1894 and, over a century later, the music press is still going strong, albeit in a number of different permutations. Teaching the Music Press provides a detailed profile of the contemporary music publication market and highlights all the pertinent Media Studies issues that arise. Author Cath Davies provides a detailed selection of case studies, from Kerrang! to Top of the Pops magazine, which assess historical background, mode of address, content and approach to music, stresses the integration of historical perspectives into the teaching of contemporary examples, offers a wide-ranging selection of over 30 worksheets to enable the delivery of all the relevant areas in the classroom, and includes a suggested scheme of work for planning lessons on the music press.