Music is a staple part of our everyday lives, it is the beating heart to our contemporary society, the art form we would struggle to live without. However, despite its perks Syndicate 6 has decided to investigate the many issues in the current music industry, especially with a focus on New Zealand. We wanted to investigate the current landscape of exposure and how New Zealand artists feel a lack of representation on the world stage. We were also fascinated by the issues different genres and artists face when trying to compete for exposure on popular music platforms like Spotify. We then wanted look into music's involvement in politics, musical success after death and hyper-sexualisation in music videos. Finally we looked into the lack of representation for performers who live with disabilities and how a New Zealand charity is trying to encourage them to express their love for music.
A media ecology assignment featuring a web series, radio documentary, radio feature series and a social media video.