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CMSC 2010
The seventh annual Columbia Music Scholarship Conference takes place on Saturday, March 6, 2010—301 Philosophy Hall, Columbia University. The theme of this year's conference is Music and Money: Examining Value in Music.

Keynote Speaker: Wayne Marshall, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Following the Musical Money Across the Social Web"


Wayne Marshall is an ethnomusicologist, blogger (, and DJ, focusing on the musical and cultural production of the Caribbean and the Americas, and their circulation in the wider world. Currently a Mellon Fellow at MIT, he's writing a book on music, social media, and digital youth culture. He co-edited and contributed to Reggaeton (Duke 2009) and has published in journals such as Popular Music and Callaloo while writing for popular outlets like XLR8R, The Wire, and the Boston Phoenix.



Gavin Mueller, George Mason University,  “Streaming Music and the Re-assertion of Corporate Control of the Music Industry”


Lauren Flood, Columbia University,  “Building Technology, Creating Commodities”


Shanesha Brooks Tatum, Roger Williams University, “’It’s not about the money’: Alternative Definitions of Success in Christian Hip-Hop Music and Culture”


Kathryn Lent, University of Leeds, “Money and Phantasy: The Patronage of Walter Willson Cobbett”


Rachel Marie Mundy, New York University, “Singing the Natural Wild: Field Divisions and American Birdsong”


Juliet Forshaw, Columbia University, “Extreme Metal as Negation of the Culture of Pleasure”


Sheryl Kaskowitz, Harvard University, “God Ble$$ Ameri©a: The Economics of an Iconic Song.”


Renata Pasternak-Mazur, Rutgers University “Disco Polo by Popular Demand”


John Kmetz, Holtz Rubenstein Reminick LLP,  “250 Years of German Music and German Music Publishing”

All events are free and open to the public.




CMSC 20010
when: March 6, 2010
where: Saturday, Columbia University,
301 Philosophy Hall
theme: Music and Money

The organizers of the CMSC would like to thank the following for their support:
Current Musicology
Department of Music
Graduate Student Advisory Council
Columbia University
The Center for Ethnomusicology

The Institute for Latin American Studies

The Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race



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