Journal of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association

Volume 6, Number 1 (2006)

Bruce Ronkin, Editor Northeastern University

Published with Support from

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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Reviewers and Editorial Board

Bruce Ronkin, Northeastern University Peter Alhadeff, Berklee College of Music James E. Hearn, University of North Alabama Andrea R. Johnson, Berklee College of Music John Kellogg, Berklee College of Music Kristél Pfeil Kemmerer, Albright College David Kopplin, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Gene Perla, Lehigh University David Schreiber, Albright College Barry Sosnick, Five Towns College, Phillip A. Terrell, Alabama State University Marcy Rauer Wagman, Drexel University Kim L. Wangler, Appalachian State University Hunter Williams, SESAC Horace Alexander Young, Washington State University

Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association

Purposes and Goals

The Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA®) is an international organization formed in 1979 to bring together educators with leaders of the music and entertainment industries. The primary goal of MEIEA is to facilitate an exchange of information between educators and practitioners in order to prepare students for careers in the music and entertainment industries.

In order to seek professional practical knowledge and functional strategies in education, MEIEA endeavors to:

  • Provide resources for the exchange of information and knowledge about all aspects of the music and entertainment industries;

  • Foster scholarly research on the music and entertainment industries as well as on music and entertainment industries education;

  • Assist institutions with the development of music and entertainment industries programs and curricula;

  • Facilitate interaction between the music and entertainment industries and music and entertainment industries’ educators and affiliated educational institutions;

  • Promote student interests in the music and entertainment industries through guidance and support of the Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA®).

MEIEA Advisory Board

Todd Brabec

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Jennifer Segal

Columbia Artists Management LLC

Barry Sosnick

Bill Thomas

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

James Van Hook

Word Entertainment

Hunter Williams


MEIEA Executive Officers

President Rebecca Chappell Anderson University

Vice President Rey Sanchez University of Miami

Secretary Kristél Pfeil Kemmerer Albright College

Treasurer Wesley A. Bulla Belmont University

Membership Kim L. Wangler Appalachian State University

Student Relations David Kopplin California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

MEIEA Board of Directors

Bruce Ronkin, MEIEA Journal Editor Northeastern University

Tonya D. Butler University of Memphis

Terry Fansler Dallas Baptist University

Robert Garfrerick University of North Alabama

Rush Hicks Belmont University

John Kellogg Berklee College of Music

Richard Strasser Northeastern University

David Tough Belmont University

Theo Papadopoulos, Australasian Liaison Victoria University

Phil Saxe, European Liaison Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Past Presidents

Tim Hays (1999–2003) Scott Fredrickson (1995–1999) David Hibbard (1993–1995) Janet Nepkie (1989–1993) Michael Fink (1988–1989) Richard Broderick (1986–1988) James A. Progris (1984–1986) David P. Leonard (1982–1984) Jay Collins (1979–1982)