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Sam Howard-Spink

Sam 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 models, national and supranational intellectual property policies, globalization and cultural hybridity in the BRIC countries, remix/mashup culture, the Access to Knowledge and information rights social movements, and cultural economics in the continental Americas. In his first year at MPAP Sam founded the NYU Music Video Games Research Project and was awarded department Teacher of the Year 2009. He is also the curator for CMJ Play, a new one-day conference examining business opportunities for musicians in the interactive, mobile apps, and gaming sectors, held in the middle of the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City every October. Sam has been interviewed by Destructoid.com about music and gaming in The Convergent Future of Music Games and Higher Education . A Londoner by birth and New Yorker since 1999, Sam is completing his PhD dissertation on musical and copyright economies and cultural hybridization in the U.S., Brazil and Canada through NYU's Department of Media, Culture and Communication. A journalist and editor for 16 years in the U.K., Asia and the U.S., Sam has written for Music Week, Music & Copyright, The Guerrilla Guide to the Music Industry, The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, IBM Think Research and openDemocracy.net, and has published academic articles in First Monday and in Portuguese translation in Brazil. Sam is also a hiphop/scratch DJ, capoeirista, and expert-level Guitar Hero.

My Speaker Sessions

Monday, March 14

9:30am CDT

Neither Moguls nor Pirates: Grey Area Music Distribution ACC, Room 18ABCD
Neither Moguls nor Pirates: Grey Area Music Distribution ACC, Room 18ABCD