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2021 MEIEA Virtual Summit

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MEIEA brings music and entertainment educators and practitioners together to promote scholarly research on its subject, provides resources, encourages the exchange of information, and promotes student interest to prepare them for their careers.

MusicID shares this mission with its comprehensive, empirical music industry chart database; robust visual and infographic tools; annual fellowship program; workshops, guides and tutorials to enhance digital humanities research; and new MusicID Community for discussion, the exchange of ideas and information and events.



11:10 – 11:30 AM EST

MusicID Presentation


Once Upon a Time: The Importance of Data Storytelling in Academic and Commercial Futures


Roger Press, CEO of MusicID



10:00 AM – 10:50 AM EST

MusicID Panel


MusicID Panel: Data, Pedagogy and the Music Industries: Challenges and Opportunities


Craig Hamilton, PhD, Popular Music Studies, moderator


Dr. Eduard Arriaga,Chair, Associate Professor of Spanish, Global Languages & Cross-Cultural Studies; University of Indianapolis

Robert Fink, Academic Associate Dean; Professor: Music Industry, Musicology; UCLA

Mathew Flynn MA, PGcert, FHEA, Lecturer in Music Industry; University of Liverpool

Dr. Joanna K. Love, Associate Professor of Music, University of Richmond



Craig Hamilton, PhD, moderator

Popular Music Studies Research Fellow; Birmingham School of Media at Birmingham City University

Craig’s research explores contemporary popular music reception practices and the role of digital, data and internet technologies on the business and cultural environments of music consumption. In the main this research is built around the development of The Harkive Project, an online, crowd-sourced method of generating data from music consumers about their everyday relationships with music and technology. 


Craig also researches live music ecologies and music festivals. He is the co-Managing Editor of Riffs: Experimental Writing on Popular Music and the Project Coordinator for the AHRC-funded Songwriting Studies Network.

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Dr. Eduard Arriaga, panelist

Chair, Associate Professor of Spanish, Global Languages & Cross-Cultural Studies; University of Indianapolis

Dr. Eduard Arriaga is Chair and Associate Professor of Spanish, Global Languages & Cross-Cultural Studies at the University of Indianapolis. His areas of expertise are Latin American literature and cultural production, Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latina/o cultures and cultural production, Spanish language and literature, digital humanities, ethnic and migration studies. Dr. Arriaga’s research interests are 20th and 21st century Latin American and Latina/o cultures and artistic expressions; Afro-Latin American and Afro-Latina/o cultural representations; race, ethnicity and gender in cultural/artistic representations; and digital humanities and diversity. He earned his PhD in Hispanic Studies and Migration Studies at Western University. He holds his MA in Hispanic American Literature from the Instituto Caro y Cuervo in Bogotá, Colombia.

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Robert Fink, panelist

Academic Associate Dean; Professor: Music Industry, Musicology; UCLA

Robert Fink is a past chair of the UCLA Musicology department, and currently Chair of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music’s Minor in the Music Industry. He also currently serves as President of the US Branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM-US). His research focus is on music and culture after 1950, with special interests in the history and analysis of African-American popular music and the politics of contemporary art music.

His book, Repeating Ourselves, a study of American minimal music as a cultural practice, appeared in 2005 from the University of California. More recent published work appears in the Journal of the American Musicological Society (an essay on analyzing Motown’s rhythms, which was honored by the Popular Music Interest Group of the Society for Music Theory), The Oxford Handbook of Opera, and the Cambridge Opera Journal.

Before coming to UCLA, Fink taught at the Eastman School of Music (1992-1997), and has been a visiting professor at Yale University (2006) and a Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center (1998-99). His ongoing projects include Declassified, a study of art music, urban space, and politics; and The Relentless Pursuit of Tone, an edited collection of essays on “sound” in popular music.

Fink’s UCLA lecture course on “The History and Practice of Electronic Dance Music” was the first of its kind at a major university; it was named the “Best College Pop Music Class” of 2002 by Spin Magazine. He also teaches on Motown and Soul, the History of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and on pop music and politics in UCLA’s long-running interdisciplinary Freshman Cluster on America in the 1960s. His dissertation advisees have won tenure-track positions at the University of Texas at Austin, UC Irvine, University of Richmond, and the Southern Methodist University, among others.

Fink has been a frequent public speaker on contemporary art music in Los Angeles, presenting lectures at Disney Hall, the Getty Center, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. He has presented numerous “On the Road” programs for Bruin alumni, and has been a featured speaker on popular music during UCLA’s on-campus Parent’s Weekend. He comments on contemporary trends at the American Musicological Society’s Musicology Now blog.

Fink also has professional experience as a consulting musicological expert in copyright litigation, including informal consultation, formal reports and legal depositions. 

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Mathew Flynn MA, PGcert, FHEA, panelist

Lecturer in Music Industry; University of Liverpool

Mathew Flynn is a lecturer in music industry. Prior to joining the Music department he taught music business at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA). Before moving into higher education, Mat was a self-employed practitioner in the music industries, owning rehearsal rooms and an independent record label. His music industries research has been published in the edited collection Music Entrepreneurship and in academic journals Kinephanos and The Listening Experience Database. In addition to his writing, in 2017 Mat coordinated the Liverpool section of UK Live Music Census project, the world’s first national survey of live music.

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Dr. Joanna K. Love

Associate Professor of Music, University of Richmond

Dr. Love’s interests include 20th and 21st century music with specializations in American popular music and music’s role in advertising, video, and film. Her teaching and research reflect an interdisciplinary focus on popular culture, media studies, music industry, and aesthetics.

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