Join us Tuesday, September 17, at 4 pm in the Hoagy Carmichael Room, Morrison Hall 006, for a talk by Dr. Rebekah E. Moore, Assistant Professor of Music and Graduate Program Coordinator for Northeastern University's Arts Administration and Cultural Entrepreneurship Program.
Any ethnomusicologist who has invested a career in popular music studies will confirm the world is rich with diverse sites for recorded and live music production and consumption. From Bollywood to K-pop to Indonesian metal, vibrant, distinctive, and perplexing music industries develop in collaboration with, competition with, or wholly beyond the influence of the oligopolistic “big three” and a complementary live entertainment conglomerate. While ethnomusicologists are satisfied with defining these scenes and sounds according to the practices and values of the people who compose them, others desire to dominate them. The global music industries are a matrix of international tour routes, secretive mergers, and streaming subjugation mirroring the imbalances of power defining our global, neoliberal reality. But cultural imperialism is not inevitable, music still has value beyond capital, and opportunities exist to circumvent global domination. In this lecture, Dr. Rebekah E. Moore shares her insights as an Indonesian music industry researcher, former band/tour manager and festival director, and current assistant professor of music. Charged with teaching toward difference and diversity within a music industry curriculum, Dr. Moore provides instruction regarding possibilities for students, ethnomusicologists, industry professionals, and conscious consumers to mediate music and culture in the interest of a diverse global ecosystem for musical practice producing enhanced music quality and more equitable music professions.
This program is free and open to the public, and sponsored by the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology and hosted by the Archives of Traditional Music.