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R&B Music Magazine Harinder Hunjan Task 1

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For my music magazine, I had to look at the history of R&B music and the culture and the target audience so that I know what to include in my magazine and not to go off the target audience. Also, I had to talk about how R&B has changed over the years and how Mise En Scene is used in R&B Music.

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R&B Music Magazine

Harinder Hunjan

Task 1

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History of R&B  It is a genre of popular African-American music that

originated in the 1940s Early 1950s, the term rhythm and blues was

frequently applied to blues records Starting in the mid-1950s, after this style of music

contributed to the development of rock and roll, the term "R&B" became used to refer to music styles that developed from and incorporated electric blues, as well as gospel and soul music

By the 1970s, rhythm and blues was used as a blanket term for soul and funk

1980s, a newer style of R&B developed, becoming known as "Contemporary R&B"

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How R&B Has Changed Over Time

1980’s - With the transition from soul and disco to R&B, artists such as MJ were able to achieve crossover appeal in popular music which had previously been dominated by white rock musicians.

 1990’s - Though popular in the1980s, quiet storm had remained a fixture in there cording's of popular artists such as Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston in the dawn of the 1990s. 

2000’s - The continued popularity of contemporary R&B is seen in the global success of established artists such as Beyoncé and Usher, whose careers began in the late 1990s and continued in the dawn of the new millennium.

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R&B’s Target Audience

R&B music tends to target teenagers to young adults, but some older generations like R&B too

By listening to R&B music, you can also identify the audience they aim at

By looking at these singers dress sense and the way their body language is, you can tell what people they aim their music at as teenagers represent themselves in a similar way with the bling and clothing.

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Mise-En-Scene In R&B Costume: Casual clothes such as:

snapbacks, jeans, hoodies, polo’s, party shirts. These are the types of clothes that R&B singer’s would be wearing with maybe some smart depending on the song.

Props: A lo of ‘bling’ and plenty of jewellery like: rings, necklaces. A lot of make up too on women to make them stand out.

Location: Places like a dance/night club or a big house or places with graffiti.

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How is R&B Portrayed Through The Media?

R&B has been portrayed through the media in both a negative and positive way.

A negative way because of all the things the artists get involved in outside of music i.e. drugs or Chris Brown and Rihanna’s ‘incident’ gives R&B a bad name.

But a positive way as they produce good music and these artists sell millions of records each month with their music getting into the top 10 of the charts!

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What Style of Photography is Most Widely Seen in That Area?

Task 2

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The clothes these singers are wearing relates to their target audience as these are the types of clothes they wear.

The tattoos some of these artists have makes their audience know they are in the R&B genre of music as this is the types of things they would have.

The colour of clothing and backgrounds they are in are quite light which suggest their music isn’t dull and can put people in good moods.

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Bibliography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythm_and_blues http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=culture+of+r