Journal of the
Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association
Volume 13, Number 1 (2013)

Published with Support


        The MEIEA Journal is published annually by the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) in order to increase public awareness of the music industry and to foster music business education.

    The MEIEA Journal provides a scholarly analysis of technological, legal, historical, educational, and business trends within the music industry and is designed as a resource for anyone currently involved or interested in the music industry. Topics include issues that affect music industry education and the music industry such as curriculum design, pedagogy, technological innovation, intellectual property matters, industry-related legislation, arts administration, industry analysis, and historical perspectives. The MEIEA Journal is distributed to members of MEIEA, universities, libraries, and individuals concerned with the music industry and music business education.

    Ideas and opinions expressed in the MEIEA Journal do not necessarily reflect those of MEIEA. MEIEA disclaims responsibility for statements of fact or opinions expressed in individual contributions.

    Permission for reprint or reproduction must be obtained in writing and the proper credit line given.

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The MEIEA Journal (ISSN: 1559-7334)
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Editorial Advisory Board

Bruce Ronkin, Northeastern University
Wesley Bulla, Belmont University
Timothy Channell, Radford University
Mark J. Davis, Loyola University New Orleans; Northeastern University
Robert Garfrerick, University of North Alabama
Monika Herzig, Indiana University
Andrea Johnson, Berklee College of Music
Michael Johnson, Berklee College of Music
Kristél Pfeil Kemmerer, Belmont University
David Kopplin, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Gene Perla, Lehigh University
Lyn Schenbeck, Central Educational Center: A College and Career Academy
David Schreiber, Belmont University
Joseph Taylor, James Madison University
Melissa Wald, Middle Tennessee State University
Kim L. Wangler, Appalachian State University
Shawn Young, Clayton State University

MEIEA Sponsors

The mission of the Music Business Association, formerly NARM and digitalmusic.org, is to advance and promote music commerce. We provide common ground by offering thought leadership, resources, and unparalleled networking opportunities, all geared to the specific needs of our membership. musicbiz.org


International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) represents the recording industry worldwide with some 1,300 members in 66 countries and affiliated industry associations in 55 countries. www.ifpi.org


The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies. Its members are the music labels that comprise the most vibrant record industry in the world. RIAA members create, manufacture, and/ or distribute approximately 85% of all legitimate recorded music produced and sold in the United States. www.riaa.com