Journal of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association

Volume 8, Number 1 (2008)

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 James E. Hearn, University of North Alabama Andrea R. Johnson, Berklee College of Music Kristél Pfeil Kemmerer, Alvernia College David Kopplin, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Gene Perla, Lehigh University David Schreiber, Greenville College Jennifer Segal, Columbia Artists Management LLC Phillip A. Terrell, Alabama State University Marcy Rauer Wagman, Drexel University Kim L. Wangler, Appalachian State University Richard Weissman, University of Oregon, Portland Community

College, University of Colorado Denver Horace Alexander Young, Texas Southern 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

Doug Gould

Shure, Inc.

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 Rey Sanchez University of Miami

Vice President Kim L. Wangler Appalachian State University

Secretary David Schreiber Greenville College

Treasurer Wesley A. Bulla Belmont University

Membership Vacant

Student Relations Ava Lawrence Northeastern University

MEIEA Executive Directors

MEIEA Journal Editor Bruce Ronkin Northeastern University

MEIEA eZine Editor David Tough Belmont University

MEIEA Board of Directors

Tonya D. Butler University of Memphis

Rebecca Chappell (Immediate Past President) Anderson University

Serona Elton University of Miami

Robert Garfrerick University of North Alabama

Storm Gloor University of Colorado Denver

Rush Hicks Belmont University

Andrea Johnson Berklee College of Music

John Kellogg Berklee College of Music

Dan Wujcik Belmont University

Theo Papadopoulos, Australasian Liaison Victoria University

Past Presidents

Rebecca Chappell (2003–2007) 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)