The MEIEA Journal is a refereed scholarly work published annually by the Music & Entertainment Industry Educators Association and is as a resource for anyone interested in scholarly research and writing about the music and entertainment industries. The MEIEA Journal is distributed to members of MEIEA, universities, libraries, and individuals concerned with music and entertainment industry education.

Articles are of business, legal, economic, technical, pedagogic, and historic significance and often reflect current issues that affect the music and entertainment industries and music and entertainment industry education. The MEIEA Journal is indexed in The Music Article Guide and The Music Index.  The current (2014) publication acceptance rate of the MEIEA Journal is twenty-nine percent (29%).

Editorial Contact:

Dr. Bruce Ronkin, Editor
Northeastern University
College of Arts & Sciences
100 Meserve Hall
Boston, MA 02115

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The MEIEA Journal is now indexed in

Vol. 13 No. 1 2013

Student Paper
Reviews (pdf)
  • Kenneth LaBarre, Director. Lady Antebellum: Own the Night World Tour (DVD); RJ Smith. The One: The Life and Music of James Brown. By Keith Hatschek, University of the Pacific
  • Greg “Freddy” Camalier, Director. Muscle Shoals (Video). By Robert Garfrerick, University of North Alabama
  • David Flitner, Editor. Less Noise, More Soul: The Search for Balance in the Art, Technology, and Commerce of Music; Ariel Hyatt. Cyber PR For Musicians: Tools, Tricks & Tactics For Building Your Social Media House; Bobby Owsinski. The Touring Musician’s Handbook. By Dick Weissman, University of Colorado Denver (emeritus), Portland Community College
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Publication of the MEIEA Journal is underwritten with support from

The MIke Curb College
of Entertainment & Music Business

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Vol. 12 No. 1 2012 Credits From the Editor
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The Industry
Student Paper
Reviews (pdf, 13 pgs, 3.4 mb)
  • Will Hermes. Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York That Changed Music Forever. Ben Neill, Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Kathy Sloane. Keystone Korner: Portrait of a Jazz Club. April Brumfield Eastern Kentucky University
  • Stephen Marcone. Managing Your Band: The Ultimate Responsibility (5th edition). Steve Leeds, SiriusXM, William Paterson University
  • Simon Cann. Jumpstart Your Music Career.  Bernie Finkelstein. True North: A Life In The Music Business. Milton Okun, as told to Richard Sparks. Along the Cherry Lane: Tales from the Life of Music Industry Legend Milton Okun. Dick Weissman, University of Colorado Denver, Portland Community College
Vol. 11 No. 1 2011 Credits  From the Editor

The Industry
Student Paper
Reviews (pdf 14 pgs,  2.0 mb)
  • Peter Doggett. You Never Give Me Your Money: The Beatles After the Breakup. Kenneth Creech, Butler University
  • Jay Frank. FUTUREHIT.DNA: How The Digital Revolution Is Changing Top 10 Songs. Storm Gloor, University of Colorado Denver
  • 2Jeffrey Brabec and Todd Brabec. Music, Money, and Success: The Insider’s Guide to Making Money in the Music Business. Serona Elton, University of Miami
  • Moses Avalon. 100 Answers to 50 Questions on the Music Busine$$
  • Ramon Ricker. Lessons From a Street-Wise Professor: What You Won’t Learn at Most Music Schools
  • Kent Crowley. Surf Beat: Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Forgotten Revolution. Dick Weissman, University of Colorado Denver, Portland Community College
  • Monika Herzig. David Baker: A Legacy in Music. David Kopplin, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Vol. 10 No. 1 2010  Credits  From the Editor

The Industry
Reviews (pdf 16 pgs, 1.2 mb)
  • Monica A. Coates. The Beginner’s Guide to the Gospel Music Industry: A Handbook for Aspiring Artists and Industry Executives. Mark Crawford, Tennessee State University
  • Allen Bargfrede and Cecily Mak. Music Law in the Digital Age. Caz McChrystal, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
  • Peter Spellman. Indie Business Power: A Step-by-Step Guide for 21st Century Music Entrepreneurs. Rich Meitin, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Bar Biszick-Lockwood. Restless Giant: The Life and Times of Jean Aberbach & Hill and Range Songs Tommy James with Martin Fitzpatrick. Me, The Mob and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy James and the Shondells. John Broven.
  • Record Makers and Breakers: Voices of the Independent Rock ’n’ Roll Pioneers. Dick Weissman, University of Colorado Denver, Portland Community College
Vol. 9, No. 1 2009  Credits  From the Editor

The Industry

Student Paper
  • Susan Steinberg, writer/director/co-producer. Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built Kwame Amoaku, director/co-writer. Russell Simmons’ Hip Hop Speaks Series: The Industry -- Serona Elton University of Miami
  • Steve Knopper. Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age Tyler Gray. The Hit Charade: Lou Pearlman, Boy Bands, and the Biggest Ponzi Scheme in U.S. History -- Keith Hatschek University of the Pacific
  • Chris Fox Gilson and Carolyn Travis, directors. Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio Monika Herzig Indiana University
  • Marty Khan. Straight Ahead: A Comprehensive Guide to the Business of Jazz (Without Sacrificing Dignity or Artistic Integrity) Eugene Foley. Artist Development: A Distinctive Guide to the Music Industry’s Lost Art -- Michael L. Keepe Pima Community College
  • Matthew Walt. Reality Check: A Common Sense Guide to Breaking into the Music Industry (An Insider’s View from the Trenches) -- Julie Viscardi-Smalley Bay State College
Vol. 8, No. 1 2008 (176 pgs)  Credits  From the Editor

The Industry
Student Paper
Industry Perspective
  • Arthur Bernstein, Naoki Sekine, and Dick Weissman. The Global Music Industry: Three Perspectives Tad Lathrop. This Business of Global Music Marketing: Global
  • Strategies for Maximizing Your Music’s Popularity and Profits -- Dave Kopplin California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Erik Darling. “I’d Give My Life!” From Washington Square to Carnegie Hall: A Journey by Folk Music Michael F. Scully. The Never-Ending Revival: Rounder Records and
  • the Folk Alliance. -- Dick Weissman University of Oregon, Portland Community College, University of Colorado Denver
  • Denny Tedesco, Producer/Director. The Wrecking Crew (DVD) Dave Tough Belmont University
  • Keith Holzman. The Complete Guide to Starting a Record Company Serona Elton University of Miam
Vol. 7, No. 1 2007  (203 pgs)  Credits   From the Editor

The Industry
Student Paper
Industry Perspective
  • Chris Anderson. The Long Tail; Thomas Wolf and Nancy Keens. And the Band Stopped Playing: The Rise and Fall of the San Jose Symphony -- Keith Hatschek University of the Pacific
  • Russell Simmons with Chris Morrow. Do You! 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success -- Antonio C. Cuyler Independent Scholar
  • M. William Krasilovsky and Sidney Shemel. This Business of Music: The Definitive Guide to the Business and Legal Issues of the Music Industry; David Baskerville. Music Business Handbook and Career Guide; Donald S. Passman. All You Need to Know About the Music Business -- Dave Kopplin California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Trevor Dann. Darker Than the Deepest Sea: The Search for Nick Drake; Clay Eals. Steve Goodman: Facing the Music; John Kruth. To Live’s To Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt -- Dick Weissman Univ. of Oregon; Portland Community College
Vol. 6, No. 1 2006  (163 pgs)   Credits   From the Editor

  • Reviews Sacha Wunsch-Vincent. The OECD Report on Digital Music, Peter Alhadeff, Berklee College of Music Kathleen R. Allen. Launching New Ventures: An Entrepreneurial Approach, Terry Fansler, Dallas Baptist University.  Moses Avalon. Confessions of a Record Producer: How to Survive the Scams and Shams of the Music Business, Ty Cohen.  The Music Business: How You Can Make $500,000.00 “Or More” a Year in the Music Industry by Doing It Yourself, Mark Katz.  Capturing Sound: How Technology Has Changed Music.  Dave Kopplin, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona .  Peter Spellman. Indie Marketing Power: The Resource Guide for Maximizing Your Music Marketing, Kim L. Wangler, Appalachian State University.  Abram Loft. How To Succeed in an Ensemble: Reflections on a Life in Chamber Music, Helene Stapinski. Baby Plays Around: A Love Affair, With Music, Richard Oliver and Tim Leffel. Hip-Hop, Inc.: Success Strategies of the Rap Moguls, Dick Weissman University of Colorado at Denver (Emeritus)
Vol. 5, No. 1 2005  (155 pgs)   Credits
  • Reviews An Educator’s Perspective on the Film, Tom Dowd & The Language of Music, produced and directed by Mark Moorman, Keith Hatschek, University of the Pacific; Beautiful Dreamer: Brian Wilson and the Story of SMiLE, a documentary by David Leaf, Dave Tough, University of North Alabama; Robin Meloy Goldsby. Piano Girl: Lessons in Life, Music, and the Perfect Blue Hawaiian, Jacob Slichter; So You Wanna Be a Rock & Roll Star: How I Machine-Gunned a Roomful of Record Executives and Other True Tales from a Drummer’s Life, Blair Tindall; Mozart in the Jungle: Sex, Drugs, and Classical Music, Dick Weissman, University of Colorado at Denver (Emeritus)
Vol. 4, No. 1 2004 (148 pgs)   Credits

Vol. 3, No. 1 2003  (100 pgs)  Credits

Vol. 2, No. 1 2002 (117 pgs) Credits
Vol 1 No 1 2000 Credits

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