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Welcome to the Executive Board...

John Simson, President
Storm Gloor, Vice President
Patrick Preston, Director of Membership

and General Board members

Peter Alhadeff, Berklee College of Music
Melissa Wald, Middle Tennessee State University
Kim Wangler, Appalachian State University
Courtney Blankenship, W. Illinois University


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Undergraduate Programs Combining Studies in
Music, Business, Music Industry

MEIEA - NASM (2007)

Annotated list of music business educational websitesPrepared by Steve Marcone 2012
(Excel xlsx download)


Audio / Video / Film Computer Technician
Belmont University, Nashville TN

Music Industry, Assistant Professor
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Music
Professor and Chair of the Department of Music
Northeastern University



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Journal/JournalCover.2013.wShadow.jpgimages/logo-pdf.jpgDecember feature from the
Journal of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association
Volume 13, Number 1

A Case Study on Spotify: Exploring Perceptions
of the Music Streaming Service.

               Kate Swanson, Indiana University

Spotify is a commercial music streaming service providing music content from a range of major and independent record labels. Spotify users can either subscribe to a “Freemium” model supported by advertisements or they can pay a premium to access additional features without advertisements. Since its inception in 2008, users of this service have totaled twenty million, five million of them paying monthly fees of either US $4.99 or $9.99. Prominent artists such as Taylor Swift and The Black Keys have begun speaking out about this service, some even withholding their music from the service entirely, explaining that the payment model is unfair and that the service is cannibalizing album sales. Other artists praise the service for its ability to deliver a legal alternative to piracy, where artists can capture valuable information about their listeners and are compensated on a per-play basis. Whether we like it or not, Spotify and related music streaming services represent a window into the future of the music industry. This study investigates the perceptions of streaming services like Spotify from the perspective of all parties involved: music industry professionals, artists, and consumers in order to identify perceived needs and positive developments. The conclusion offers suggestions for the future role of streaming services in the music industry based on the survey and interview results.  Click here to download pdf.

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Summit & Conference Archive
Index of Summit Papers 2012 - 2014

In the

Vol. 13 No. 1 2013

The Three Tenors Antitrust Case: What Did We Learn? Paul Saintilan, Australian College of the Arts

Budgeting for Crowdfunding Rewards. Luiz Augusto Buff, University of California Los Angeles School of Law; Peter Alhadeff, Berklee College of Music

The Urbanization of the Billboard Top Album and Singles Charts: How SoundScan Changed the Game.  John P. Kellogg, Berklee College of Music

A Historical Investigation of Patterns in Sophomore Album Release.  Jennifer Fowler, Belmont University; Stuart J. Fowler, Middle Tennessee State University; Rush Hicks, Belmont University

Malcolm Chisholm: An Evaluation of Traditional Audio Engineering.  Paul S. Linden, University of Southern Mississippi

Teaching Modern Production and Songwriting Techniques: What Makes a Hit Song? David Tough, Belmont University

So What Does “Set Fire To The Rain” Really Mean? A Typology for Analyzing Pop Song Lyrics Using Narrative Theory and Semiotics.  Quint Randle, Brigham Young University; Keith Evans, Student, Brigham Young University

Network Perspectives on the Relevance of New Revenue Streams in the Digital Era Music Industry.  Stanislas Renard, Colby College; Gregory Faulk, Belmont University; Peter Spang Goodrich, Providence College

“If you scale back now, you probably lose everything”: State Tax Incentives and the Motion Picture Industry.  Patrick Preston, Bay State College

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