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 (wayneandwax.com), 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
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
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.