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MEIEA To Ramp Up The Next Gen Of Music Execs

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — With the evolution of the entertainment industry and the evolving need of music executives, professionals are reaching out to educate the next generation of 21st century leaders.

This April the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA) and affiliate student organization the Music and Entertainment Industry Students Association (MEISA) will hold the annual MEIEA International Conference in Los Angeles.

Noted entertainment lawyer and author Donald Passman, Universal Music Publishing Company Chairman & CEO, and David Renzer among others are set to participate in the event.

At the end of the April, Berklee College of Music, Harvard University Business School, and Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University in association with MIDEM will conduct a conference in Boston, Rethink Music: Commerce, Creativity and Policy, bringing together leaders from across the world to engage in solutions-based discussions designed to change the music business for the better in the 21st century.

In the early seventies, Columbia Records engaged Harvard Business School to conduct a study of the influence of black music, the results of which spawned music labels as Philadelphia International and the Isley Brothers’ T Neck Records.

Now, with the changes the music industry is undergoing and the electronic approach to the business, there is a need for new models. Billboard recently highlighted several institutions that offer the necessary programs in the article Schools that Rock.

MEIEA is an international organization that was formed in 1979 to bring together educators with leaders of music and entertainment.

Now entering the fourth decade of existence and experiencing significant growth from institutional membership (40% over the past three years) MEIEA continues to strive to achieve its goal of bringing together entertainment leaders and educators to evaluate methods of delivering education.

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon