Tentative Course Schedule




1/3                   Course Introduction   

                        Merchants of Cool Documentary


1/10                 Introduction to the Music Culture and Music Industries

                        Read: Simon Frith, “Towards an Aesthetics of Popular Music”

Read: Keith Negus, “Industries”


1/17                 Guest Speaker: Jeff McClusky from Jeff McClusky & Associates

Read: Richard Meltzer, Intro materials excerpts

Read: Richard Meltzer, “Meltzer at the Met”

Read: Evelyn McDonnell, “Feminine Critique”


1/24                 Guest Speaker: Sam Hunt from The Windish Agency

Read: Tricia Rose, “Prophets of Rage”

Read: David Samuels, “Rock is Dead”


1/31                 Guest Speaker: Kevin Estrada from Kevin Estrada Photography      

Mid-term Due


2/7                   Music Culture Presentations


2/14                 Guest Speakers: Patrick Welby from CrowdNoize and

Richard Giraldi from Loud Loop Press

Read: Bemis, “A Small New Future”

Read: Bemis, “Myths About”

Read:  Young & Collins, “A View from the Trenches”


2/21                 Guest Speakers: Psalm One and

Pete Giberga from Razor and Tie

Read:  Kembrew McLeod, “MP3s Are Killing Home Taping”

                        Read: Courtney Love, “Courtney Love Does the Math”


2/28                 Guest Speakers: DIY CHI collective

Read: Patrick Burkart, “Loose Integration”

Read: Iain Aitch, “British Rockers Chumbawamba…”


3/6                   Music Industries Presentations


3/13                 FINAL PAPERS DUE BY 6:00 PM VIA EMAIL