Volume 8, Number 1 (2008)
Bruce Ronkin, Editor Northeastern University
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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.
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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
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:
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Columbia Artists Management LLC
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
James Van Hook
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
Student Relations Ava Lawrence Northeastern University
MEIEA Journal Editor Bruce Ronkin Northeastern University
MEIEA eZine Editor David Tough Belmont University
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
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)