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Music Business-Industry articles (3000-6000 words)

What is meant by the terms “music business” and “music industry” is vastly different today than it was even just ten years ago. Once, the terms were widely synonymous to most with “record companies” or “mainstream radio”. Today, due large in part to advances in technology, the terms are much more ambiguous, and, more so, are malleable. The “Music Business & Industry” (MBI) component chronicles the evolution of the music business and industry through contributions by leaders in a variety of fields and music disciplines. From innovative composition and performance technology, to analyses of educational programs and emerging music career models, and much more, MBI features peer-reviewed articles in a variety of contexts that relate to the profession of musicianship.

Suggestions for submission include:

Research articles that outline, re-evaluate, or compare trends in music professions. Such articles may include changes at the university level such as new degree designations or changes in the demand of existing programs or majors, as well as non-academic changes in the profession. For example, a study or descriptive narrative that speaks to the way that online video formats and communication methods have changed the way that private music instructors connect with students, or a profile overview of a music-oriented charity or foundation, and its particular aim, current efforts, and impact.

Descriptions and demonstrations of emerging technology for music composition, performance, education, and research. For example, a profile on a new software component, a newly created musical instrument, or a music service and the ways that educators, researchers, or musicians may utilize this new technology to improve their professional activity.

Reviews of literature and other publications related to the nature of professional musicianship. (Also see Review Articles which can be submitted to the MBI or Scholarship Research Component, depending on content). For example, a summary of a recent publication, book, documentary, blog, or other resource, as well as some important information concerning its relevance to the music profession; the “who, what, when, where, and why” regarding the impact of this resource and the individuals involved.

Submissions are welcome from all musicians, inside and outside the academy, including independent musicians, professional musicians, and other interested parties in and out of the music industry per se. The online component of Symposium also allows rich media to be referenced or included within articles.


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