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Vol. 17, No. 1, 2017

A "Chance" of Success: The Influence of Subcultural Capital on the Commercial Success of Chance the Rapper
IntroductionThe recent prominence of online music streaming has caused noticeable changes in how music is discovered and how artists reach their fans (IFPI 2016). Streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, and Pandora have substantially...
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The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster: A Revealing Portrait of the Forgotten Man Behind "Swanee River," "Beautiful Dreamer," and "My Old Kentucky Home"
JoAnne O'Connell. The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster: A Revealing Portrait of the Forgotten Man behind "Swanee River," "Beautiful Dreamer," and "My Old Kentucky Home." Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. www.rowman.comJoAnne O'Connell's...
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They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock 'N' Roll
Shep Gordon. They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass To The Amazing Worlds Of Film, Food, And Rock 'N'Roll. New York: HarperCollins, 2016. www.harpercollins.com.Mike Myers, known for his characters as varied as Austin Powers, Shrek, Wayne Campbell...
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The Little Book of Music Law
Amber Nicole Shavers. The Little Book of Music Law. Chicago: American Bar Association, 2013. https://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/Store.aspx.The Little Book of Music Law is part of the American Bar Association's (ABA) "collection of absurd, hilarious, and...
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Monetizing Entertainment: An Insider's Handbook for Careers in the Entertainment & Music Industry
Larry Wacholtz. Monetizing Entertainment: An Insider's Handbook for Careers in the Entertainment & Music Industry. Beverly Schneller (editor). New York: Routledge, 2017. www.routledge. comMonetizing Entertainment: An Insider 's Handbook for Careers...
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Business Sense Arrow Straight: An Examination of Brand Community and Philanthropy Bordering on Social Entrepreneurship as Primary Reasons for the Success of Vans Warped Tour
Methodology and Research DesignThe methodology and research design for this case study were threefold. First, the author reviewed more than ten years of Warped and Kevin Lyman-related journalism for the purpose of learning the history, reported successes,...
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The Early American Daguerreotype: Cross-Currents in Art and Technology
Sarah Kate Gillespie. The Early American Daguerreotype: Cross-Currents in Art and Technology. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2016. mitpress.mit.eduThe early history of photography is a byzantine labyrinth of artistic, entrepreneurial, and technological...
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An Analysis of Common Songwriting and Production Practices in 2014-2015 Billboard Hot 100 Songs
IntroductionOver the past two decades, there have been multiple studies and analyses conducted to separate and identify the components of hit songs in popular music. Some of the research has focused on a body of work (corpus studies) while others have...
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Parasocial Engagement for Musicians and Artists: A Systemic Review of Theoretical Foundations with Applications
AbstractIntroductionSocial media is playing a fundamental role in creating both disruption and opportunity in the music entertainment industry. For most artists, a growing emphasis is being made to engage fans and build fan communities through online...
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From the Editor
Notice to ContributorsThe Journal of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to all aspects of the music and entertainment industry and music and entertainment industry education. All feature articles...
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Boys Don't Lie: A History of Shoes
Mary E. Donnelly (with Moira McCormick). Boys Don't Lie: A History of Shoes. Vestal, New York: Pure Pop Press, 2013.The mere fact that a pair of authors dedicated substantial time and effort to pen the definitive biography of a power-pop rock band-whose...
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Practical Production Analysis: Helping Students Produce Competitive Songs
IntroductionWhen a song is produced solely using a computer, the producer often assumes the roles of both composer and producer, engaging both creative and technical skills. Developing a curriculum that can cover both creative and technical skill sets...
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Vol. 16, No. 1, 2016

From the Editor
Notice to ContributorsThe Journal of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to all aspects of the music and entertainment industry and music and entertainment industry education. All feature articles...
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Designing a Transmedia Entertainment Business Management Curriculum
IntroductionAs the number, variety, and availability of postsecondary educational offerings in the entertainment business increases, so grows the body of scholarship on the content, development, and delivery of entertainment industry curricula. This...
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Music Industry Internship Administration: Overcoming Common Administrative Obstacles That Hinder Student Learning
IntroductionInternships are a critical component of music industry education. This form of experiential learning provides students important opportunities to put into practice theory learned in the classroom. In many programs, internships also serve...
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Best Practices in Music Industry Education
This research was funded in part by a research grant from the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association.IntroductionAlmost a century ago, John Dewey (1859-1952) wrote his classic Experience and Education, in which he made a case for what...
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Taking the Liberty: Toward a Theory of Copyright and Creativity
The justification for statutory copyright protection seems self-evident. Creators of copyrightable works invest substantial time, skill, and capital into the content they create, and therefore should have some legal recourse if others profit from their...
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Insistency: A New Methodology for Lyrical Analysis
IntroductionGermaine to the effort of integrating the study of the popular music industry into academia is a need for academic models and methods derived from supporting disciplines. The current triad of disciplines to which the study of the recording...
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Music Law for the General Practitioner
Thomas R. Leavens. Music Law for the General Practitioner. Chicago: American Bar Association, 2013. http://shop.americanbar. org/ebus/store.aspx.Music Law for the General Practitioner was written as a primer to music industry issues faced by general...
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The New Music Biz: Bands, Brands, Managers, & Tours
Kevin Lyman (Producer). The New Music Biz: Bands, Brands, Managers, & Tours (Video Series). Seattle & San Francisco: CreativeLive. www.creativelive.com.Vans Warped Tour is the largest and longest running touring music festival in the United States....
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Against All Odds: The Remarkable Life Story of Eddie Ray, A Pioneer Music Man
Edward Ray (with Barbara Hall). Against All Odds: The Remarkable Life Story of Eddie Ray, A Pioneer Music Man. North Charleston, South Carolina: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012.Imagine a sixty-year career in the music business-a career...
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Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music
Barry Mazor. Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2015. www.chicagoreviewpress.com.Ralph Peer's legacy as a legendary figure in the early music industry who also markedly influenced the development of modern...
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The Business of Broadway: An Insider's Guide to Working, Producing, and Investing in the World's Greatest Theatre Community
Mitch Weiss and Perri Gaffney. The Business of Broadway: An Insider's Guide to Working, Producing, and Investing in the World's Greatest Theatre Community. New York: Allworth Press, 2015. www.allworth.com.Amid the hundreds of books discussing the rapidly-expanding,...
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The Art of Self Invention: Image and Identity in Popular Visual Culture
Joanne Finkelstein. The Art of Self Invention: Image and Identity in Popular Visual Culture. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007. www.ibtauris.com.The complex and contentious nature of the relationship between society and the individual has been the subject of...
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The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory
John Seabrook. The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory. New York: W.W. Norton, 2015. www.wwnorton.com.John Seabrook's The Song Machine presents a fast paced, behind the scenes look at the complex ecosystem of writers, producers, artists, and label executives...
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Vol. 15, No. 1, 2015

Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed out the Beatles, Made the Stones and Transformed Rock & Roll
Fred Goodman. Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out The Beatles, Made the Stones and Transformed Rock & Roll. City: New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. www.hmhco.com.For the dedicated Beatles aficionado, the name Allen Klein may still rankle...
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How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy
Stephen Witt. How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, the Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Piracy. New York: Viking/Penguin Random House, 2015. www.penguinrandomhouse.comIf you're wondering how or why consumers switched their allegiance...
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From the Editor
Notice to ContributorsThe Journal of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association is a peerreviewed journal devoted to all aspects of the music and entertainment industry and music and entertainment industry education. All feature articles...
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Sixty Year Old Shoes: Remembering Carl Perkins and Blue Suede Shoes
Carl Perkins and Ron Rendleman. Disciple in Blue Suede Shoes. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1978.Carl Perkins and David McGee. Go, Cat, Go!: The Life and Times of Carl Perkins, the King of Rockabilly. New York: Hyperion, 1996.Stephanie...
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The Day Alternative Music Died: Dylan, Zeppelin, Punk, Glam, Alt, Majors, Indies, and the Struggle between Art and Money for the Soul of Rock
Adam Caress. The Day Alternative Music Died: Dylan, Zeppelin, Punk, Glam, Alt, Majors, Indies, and the Struggle between Art and Money for the Soul of Rock. Montreat, North Carolina: New Troy Books, 2015.Many books have been written about alternative...
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Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music
Eric Weisbard. Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2014. www.press.uchicago.edu.Where were you when you heard that song? If you grew up listening to top 40 radio, the chances are when you...
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Music Business: The Secret to Successfully Making It in the Music Industry
Robert King. Music Business: The Secret To Successfully Making It In the Music Industry. Amazon Digital Services, 2015.When it comes to succeeding as an artist in the music industry, there's plenty of written advice to be found. Much of it has been documented...
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Whiplash
Damien Chazelle (Director and Writer). Whiplash (Feature Film). Los Angeles: Bold Films, 2014.Words such as "intense," "provocative," and "extreme" seem appropriate descriptors for the cinematic and musical experience that is Damien Chazelle's Whiplash....
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Noise: The Political Economy of Music
Jacques Attali. Noise: The Political Economy of Music. Translated by Brian Massumi. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1985.Jacques Attali's Noise: The Political Economy of Music opens with an ambitious program, the critique of two and a half...
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The Record Company as a Learning Structure: Identifying Performance and Learning Inhibitors
IntroductionA transformational change in business is occurring. Many of the traditional strategies that fueled localized and regional success are being disrupted by new technologies and strategies. The distinctive competencies of resource advantage,...
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An Entrepreneurial Music Industry Education in Secondary Schooling: The Emerging Professional Learning Model
IntroductionYouth Music Industries (YMI) is a business venture co-created by myself, as teacher-researcher, and my high school students. The venture was established to create a learning environment that would equip students with the knowledge and skills...
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The Path to Loyalty among Theater Patrons: The Importance of Interaction and a Sense of Brand Community
IntroductionTheater management in more conserv ative, smaller cities, where the larger audience perhaps has less affinity' with the cultural product, is a challenging endeavor.1 The financial modus for theaters in these locations is dependent on the...
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Can Global Release Day Reduce Piracy?
IntroductionPrior to July 10, 2015, new music recordings were released on different days in different countries around the world. On February 26, 2015, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) announced the official acceptance...
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Magical Mystery Tour: Failures from the Beatles' Self-Managed Era and Lessons for Today's DIY Musicians
IntroductionThe Beatles, comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, are arguably the most popular musical group of all time. Based upon music sales, cultural and musical influence, and posthumous interest (Lennon and Harrison...
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Blue Note Records: A Singular Business Model
IntroductionSome American brands are so iconic that their corporate marks are known around the world: think golden arches, mouse ears, or the bow tiebedecked bunnies, for example. Americans are known far and wide for our brands representing business...
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Entrepreneurship: Theory and Application in a University Arts Management Setting
IntroductionInitially developed at the dawn of the eighteenth century, the concept of entrepreneurship has been the focus of increasing interest in the area of economics since the nineteenth century and that of higher education since the middle of the...
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Complexity, Adaptive Expertise, and Conceptual Models in the Music Business Curriculum
IntroductionOver the past one hundred years, the musical experience and the means to monetize it have been thoroughly transformed-and more than once. The systems that have supported the mass production, distribution, and consumption of music involve...
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Vol. 14, No. 1, 2014

From the Editor
Notice to ContributorsThe Journal of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association is a peerreviewed journal devoted to all aspects of the music and entertainment industry and music/ entertainment industry education. All feature articles...
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Concert Promotion Centralization and the Artist Management Response: 1990s-2010s
IntroductionBeginning in the mid-1990s the concert promotion industry underwent significant changes, disrupting the thirty-five year business model of individual, regional concert promoters in favor of centralized, national control-first by SFX, then...
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Songs as Branding Platforms? A Historical Analysis of People, Places, and Products in Pop Music Lyrics
IntroductionIn 2012, Yankee Stadium was an appropriate venue for famed New York baseball legend Derek Jeter to speak to a group of beauty editors about the re-launch of his cologne line, Driven Black.1 During the event, Jeter admitted that in his younger...
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The Protection and Licensing of Music Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities1
IntroductionAfrica is a huge continent teeming with people-a vast sea of over one billion souls. Sub-Saharan Africa, which this research focuses on, boasts the majority of this population.2 All things being equal the region should have one of the biggest...
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A Survey of Graduated Response Programs to Combat Online Piracy
A significant portion of this article comes from the following source: Elton, Serona. "Graduated responses to online piracy: Approaches taken in the United States and around the world. " In Music and Law (Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Volume...
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Rigor, Grades, Support, and the Amount of Time Students Spend outside of Class: A Comparison of Full- and Part-Time Faculty in an Entertainment and Music Business Program
IntroductionWhile there are few reliable data on exact proportions of full-time and part-time faculty in entertainment and music business programs, MEIEA (Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association) institutional data suggest entertainment...
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Developing Information Literacy Skills for Tomorrow's Music Industry Leaders
IntroductionWe live in an age in which the amount of information available to students, educators, business persons, and the general public is at an all-time high as more and more information is made available in various forms on a daily basis. In 2012...
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Beyond Jamming: A Historical and Analytical Perspective on the Creative Process
IntroductionThe goal of this project is to document the creative process of a jazz group often referred to as "jamming" from a historical, social, and musical perspective, and offer strategies for transfer of the findings to any group setting. While...
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Get Classy: Comparing the Massive Marketing of Anchorman 2 to the Non-Marketing of Beyoncé's Beyoncé Album
IntroductionWhen Beyoncé released a new album to an unsuspecting public on December 13, 2013 she was widely praised for the lack of marketing that accompanied the record. Out of the blue, it was there, available worldwide on iTunes. Singles, the most...
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Authors Influencing Others to Follow: An Analysis of a Social Media Platform through the Framework of Persuasion Theory
IntroductionAccording to the Global Entertainment and Media Outlook: 20142018 (PwC 2014) global consumer books revenue grew in 2013 after years of decline, as the increase in ebook revenue surpassed the decreasing print revenue. This type of tipping...
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Economy of the Ether: Early Radio History and the Commodification of Music
IntroductionHistory offers many examples of events that are unduly neglected because they do not memorialize an individual of charismatic personality, have timelines with a quantifiable beginning and end, or possess some other narrative device for easily...
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Artist in Control: Success in the New Music Business
Daniel Frankel and Gideon Frankel, editors; Interviews by Kara Pound. Artist in Control: Success in the New Music Business. Artist in Control, 2013. artistincontrol@gmail.com.Hearing from professionals and entrepreneurs working on the front lines of...
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The Event Safety Guide: A Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Live Entertainment Events in the United States
The Event Safety Alliance, Donald C. Cooper, Editor. The Event Safety Guide: A Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Live Entertainment Events in the United States. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2014. www.skyhorsepublishing.com.Everyone agrees there...
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What Difference Does It Make: A Film about Making Music
Ralf Schmerberg, Director; Many Ameri, Ralf Schmerberg, and Torsten Schmidt, Executive Producers; Easton West and Ralf Schmerberg Writers. What Difference Does It Make: A Film About Making Music (Video). Mindpirates Productions, 2014. www.rbmal5.com.Over...
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Talent Is Never Enough: Discover the Choices That Will Take You beyond Your Talent
John C. Maxwell. Talent is Never Enough: Discover the Choices that Will Take You Beyond Your Talent Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007. www.thomasnelson.com.Thousands of talented entertainment and industry students enter universities every year with the...
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Music Biz 101 & More
Stephen Marcone and David Philp. Music Biz 101 & More (Broadcast, Streaming, and Podcast). Wayne, New Jersey: William Paterson University, musicbizl01wp.com or wpsc.wpunj.edu or bit.ly/lmSfqPc.At a time when there are thousands of free online courses,...
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Music Inc./Popscene
UK Music, The Intellectual Property Office, and Aardman Animations. Music Inc. (App). 2014. Available for iOS and Android.MDickie. Popscene (App). 2014. Available for iOS and Android.Here are two new apps that teach you how to manage a career. Music...
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Music Publishing: The Complete Guide
Steve Winogradsky. Music Publishing: The Complete Guide. Van Nuys, California: Alfred Music, 2013. www.alfred.com.Steve Winogradsky's Music Publishing: The Complete Guide is an exciting new volume on music publishing. This well-organized book lives up...
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Vol. 13, No. 1, 2013

From the Editor
Notice to ContributorsThe Journal of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association is a peerreviewed journal devoted to all aspects of the music and entertainment industry and music/ entertainment industry education. All feature articles...
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The Three Tenors Antitrust Case: What Did We Learn?
IntroductionOne of the unforeseen aspects of the Three Tenors legacy is that the franchise has been elevated to star status in the U.S. antitrust community (Verscheiden 2007). This group of legal boffins is a niche audience admittedly, but the enthusiasm...
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Budgeting for Crowdfunding Rewards
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionMore than fifteen years ago, when the World Wide Web was still in its early years and its full potential as a social network was yet to be revealed, the British band Marillion was able to raise US$60,000...
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The Urbanization of the Billboard Top Album and Singles Charts: How SoundScan Changed the Game
IntroductionIt's been said anonymously, and repeated in many industry circles, "The music business is a game where you can't make a living, only a killing. The key is to try to have as many killings (successes) in a row as you can." Following that line...
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A Historical Investigation of Patterns in Sophomore Album Release
IntroductionUsing Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard chart data for the periods 1993-2003, this paper develops a cohort panel dataset comprised of "Heatseekers Albums" artists and groups for the purpose of studying historical patterns of sophomore album...
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Malcolm Chisholm: An Evaluation of Traditional Audio Engineering
IntroductionAt 10:57 a.m. on September 5, 1977, a Titan-Centaur expendable rocket provided Chuck Berry and Chess Records with Rock & Roll's first interstellar distribution deal. Johnny B. Goode, along with twenty-six other tracks, was engraved onto...
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Teaching Modern Production and Songwriting Techniques: What Makes a Hit Song?
OverviewThe purpose of this research study is to quantify new, commercially successful methods used in modem music production and songwriting so that they can be applied and disseminated in the classroom setting.This paper will examine some of the common...
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Network Perspectives on the Relevance of New Revenue Streams in the Digital Era Music Industry
Editors note: the charts in this article are high resolution images that may be enlarged for detailed viewing on screen or for printing. The print edition of the MEIEA Journal contains monochrome versions of these same images.IntroductionAlong with the...
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So What Does "Set Fire to the Rain" Really Mean? A Typology for Analyzing Pop Song Lyrics Using Narrative Theory and Semiotics
IntroductionLyrics that tell a story have always been a defining characteristic of American popular music. Musical adaptations of nineteenth-century folklore (The Ballad of John Henry), teenage heartbreak songs of the early 1960s {Tell Laura I Love Her),...
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"If You Scale Back Now, You Probably Lose Everything": State Tax Incentives and the Motion Picture Industry
IntroductionAt the 2013 MEIEA Summit in New Orleans, Philip Mann and Stephen M. Hamner, both of the Louisiana Economic Development Office, presented An Exploration of Louisiana's Tax Credits for Film and Music, an overview of the past and present initiatives...
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A Case Study on Spotify: Exploring Perceptions of the Music Streaming Service
IntroductionMusic streaming services allow users access to millions of tracks from any web-connected computer legally and free of charge. These services are now viewed as a window into the future of the music industry.Spotify is the fastest growing music...
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Lady Antebellum: Own the Night World Tour (DVD)
LaBarre, Director; Hank Neuberger, Producer. Lady Antebellum: Own the Night World Tour (DVD). Eagle Rock Entertainment, 2012 (124 minutes, NTSC), www.eagle-rock.com.Lady Antebellum has risen to become one of the most successful crossover country acts...
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The One: The Life and Music of James Brown
RJ Smith. The One: The Life and Music of James Brown. New York: Gotham Books (Penguin Group), 2012. www.us.penguingroup. com.There has been no shortage of writing about the seminal singer, bandleader, and self-appointed "Godfather of Soul" James Brown....
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Muscle Shoals
Greg "Freddy" Camalier, Director; Stephen Badger and Greg "Freddy" Camalier, Executive Producers; Raji Mandelkorn, Co-Producer. Muscle Shoals (Video). Ear Goggles Productions, 2013. www.magpictures.com/muscleshoals/.In a digital world where access to...
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Less Noise, More Soul: The Search for Balance in the Art, Technology, and Commerce of Music
David Flitner, Editor. Less Noise, More Soul: The Search for Balance in the Art, Technology, and Commerce of Music. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Books, 2013. www.haUeonardbooks.com.This book makes for an interesting contrast with the Ariel Hyatt book reviewed...
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Cyber PR for Musicians: Tools, Tricks & Tactics for Building Your Social Media House
Ariel Hyatt. Cyber PR For Musicians: Tools, Tricks & Tactics For Building Your Social Media House. Brooklyn: Ariel Publicity, Artist Relations, and Booking, 2012. www.cyberprmusic.com.Ariel Hyatt is a renowned New York publicist who has leaped into...
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The Touring Musician's Handbook
Bobby Owsinski. The Touring Musician's Handbook. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard Books, 2011. www.halleonardbooks.com.For anyone who wants to go on large-scale tours as a hired-hand musician, singer, road manager, or audio person, this book is an essential guide....
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Vol. 12, No. 1, 2012

From the Editor
Notice to ContributorsThe Journal of the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association is a peerreviewed journal devoted to all aspects of the music and entertainment industry and music/ entertainment industry education. All feature articles...
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Slaying the Starving Artist Paradigm and Teaching Professionalism in the Entertainment Business: The Entertainment Law and Professionalism Clinic
IntroductionThis article describes the Entertainment Law and Professionalism Clinic (hereafter "ELP Clinic" or "Clinic"1), an initiative designed to expose students to the practice of professionalism while serving their entertainment industry legal needs....
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Unfair? the Unique Status of Sound Recordings under U.S. Copyright Law and Its Impact on the Progress of Sample-Based Music
IntroductionOn June 3, 2005 in a United States federal courtroom in Nashville, Tennessee, seven words disrupted the age-old, natural cycle of musical development: "Get a license or do not sample."1 At the heart of the case was a sample2 of a common,...
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A Focus on Robert Gagné's Instructional Theories: Application to Teaching Audio Engineering
IntroductionThe learning theories of Robert M. Gagné have made a lasting impression on the field of education, especially in terms of efforts in curriculum design. His contributions are now widely recognized and have been integrated into the education...
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Race, Hegemony, and the Birth of Rock & Roll
IntroductionThe Blues Had a Baby and They Named it Rock & RollOn his Grammy winning album, Hard Again, McKinley Morganfield (a.k.a. "Muddy Waters") sings his song The Blues Had a Baby and They Named it Rock & Roll.1 What are the racial and social...
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Music Entrepreneurs in the Twenty-First Century: A Case Study on the Career of Jay-Z
IntroductionAmusic mentor of mine once told me "overnight success" takes about seven years to transpire. While he may have been misguided a decade ago, to achieve artistic stardom today means breaking the norms and the boundaries of the past. The make-up...
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The 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival Recording Contract and How It Shaped the Future of the Group and Its Members
By 1969, the record business had been around in some way, shape, or form for nearly eighty years. For an octogenarian, it had never been healthier. A study commissioned by John Wiley of Columbia Records said that the business had grown 250 percent in...
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Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever
Will Hermes. Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever. New York: Faber and Faber, Inc., 2011. www.fsgbooks.com.Music scenes have played a major part in the development of popular music and the music industry for...
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Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club
Kathy Sloane. Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2012. iupress.indiana.edu.I first met Todd Barkan at Dizzy's Coca-Cola Club in New York City, October, 2011. I was there in an official capacity,...
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Historical Changes in the Music Industry Supply Chain: A Perception of the Positioning of the Artist Musician
Editor's note: the charts in this article are high resolution images that may be rotated and enlarged for detailed viewing on screen or for printing. The print edition of the MEIEA Journal contains monochrome versions of these same images.IntroductionThis...
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Managing Your Band: The Ultimate Responsibility (5Th Edition)
Stephen Marcone. Managing Your Band: The Ultimate Responsibility (5th edition). Wayne, New Jersey: HiMarks Publishing, 2010. www.haIleonard.com.Now in its fifth edition, Managing Your Band continues to be the "go to" book for anyone pursuing the multifaceted...
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What's Up with MXSups? Interviews with the Purveyors of Cool
I've just finished watching my favorite nighttime drama Grey s Anatomy1 and am again astounded by the amount of amazingly cool independent music placed in the show. Anyone s Ghost by The National, Abducted by Cults, Chameleon/Comedian by Kathleen Edwards,...
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True North: A Life in the Music Business
Bernie Finkelstein. True North: A Life In The Music Business. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 2012. www.mcclelland.com.I always marvel at how little Americans know about Canada. Finkelstein himself is low-key on this subject. One of his amusing...
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Artists' Chart Careers: A Study of How They've Changed through the Years
IntroductionOn May 2, 2012, it was reported that pop music stars the Jonas Brothers, a family trio who gained immense exposure on the Disney Channel, were leaving their record label, Hollywood Records.1 Artists choose to leave record labels for many...
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Along the Cherry Lane: Tales from the Life of Music Industry Legend Milton Okun
Milton Okun, as told to Richard Sparks. Along the Cherry Lane: Tales from the Life of Music Industry Legend Milton Okun. Beverly Hills, California: Classical Music Today, 2011.This is truly a remarkable book. Most music business biographies or autobiographies...
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EntertainmentManagementOnline.com: Integrating an Online Publication into the Entertainment Management Curriculum
IntroductionIt is commonly regarded that good writing skills are critical for maximized productivity and success within the workplace, regardless of industry. Appleman (2009) suggests that studies have shown poor writing in the workplace leads to hours...
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