Broken Record

Armed with a borrowed VX2000, £50, two months and a vision, Stefan Peters and Nicolle Weeks ventured out into the hustle and bustle of the digital music industry in London to create this web series as their MA dissertation for the Culture Industry program at Goldsmiths College, University of London. After interviews with several industry experts, music lovers and musicians, Broken Record was born.

Broken Record
is a web series about the effects of digital media on the music industry and its wider implications on culture and the creative industries. The series is composed of four episodes:

Episode One: Introduction
An introduction to our panel of experts, up and coming indie act Shuffle, and Nicolle and Stefan, your fearless guides to the contemporary state of digital music culture. We briefly look at the history of the recording industry and how it got to be where it is today.

Episode Two: Commerce

Do people really download? Nicolle and Stefan go to the streets to ask how people get their music. Business-type people tell us about the current state of the music industry, why it is the way it is and how they can capitalize on the new digital culture model.

Episode Three: Culture
What is the new music culture? How do artists and music consumers navigate the choppy waters of copyright and creativity? What sort of art will surface from the way music is consumed today? We grapple with these issues in Episode Three.

Episode Four: The Future of Digital Music Culture
Our experts weigh in on what the future will look like in terms of music and what we should avoid so creativity isn't stifled in the digitalized wild west.