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Monday, March 14 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Neither Moguls nor Pirates: Grey Area Music Distribution

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The debate surrounding music piracy versus the so-called collapse of the music industry has largely been bipolar, and yet so many other processes of music distribution have been developing. From online “sharity” communities that digitize obscure vinyl never released in digital format (a network of cultural preservation, one could argue), all the way to netlabels that could not care less about making money out of their releases, as well as “grime” networks made up of bedroom musicians constantly remixing each other, there is a vast wealth of possibilities driving music in the digital world. This panel will present key examples emerging from this “grey area”, and discuss future scenarios for music production and consumption that stand proudly outside the bipolar box.

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Heitor Alvelos

ProfessorUPTEC - University of Porto's Science and Technology ParkPhD in Media Culture (Royal College of Art, London, 2003). MFA in Visual Communication (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1992). Heitor is currently Professor of Design and New Media at the University of Porto... Read More →
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Patricia Aufderheide

ProfessorDocumentary.orgPatricia Aufderheide is University Professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. and co-director of the Center for Social Media there. She is the co-author with Peter Jaszi of Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back... Read More →
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Jeff Ferrell

Professor/WriterUniversity of KentJeff Ferrell is a writer whose books include Crimes of Style, Tearing Down the Streets, and Empire of Scrounge.
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Sam Howard-Spink

Assist/ProfessorNYUSam Howard-Spink is Clinical Assistant Professor of Music Business in NYU Steinhardt's Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. His research interests include the political economy of international music industries and emerging network and hybrid business... Read More →

Alex Seago

Chair, Humanities, Social SciencesRichmond UniversityWith an interdisciplinary academic background in American Studies, Cultural History & Cultural Studies, Dr. Seago has taught for a wide variety of American and British universities and colleges, including the University of Kansas... Read More →

Monday March 14, 2011 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABCD

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