David MacFadyen
Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (History of Music Industry, Music and the Internet, Digital Humanities); Music Industry, Musicology
David MacFadyen was trained both at the University of London (SSEES) and UCLA, where he received his PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures. Since that time, he has been an avid scholarpromoter, and collector of recordings from East Slavic cultures (Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus). The size of that collection is now approximately two million compositions, constituting a substantial and unique database, recently donated to the Wende Museum in Los Angeles. It is undergoing major archival treatment––specifically with the application of blockchain technology––such that rare audio files may be safely lent in so-called trustless environments to both institutions and individuals. The embedding of AI-assisted metadata is also an essential part of the archive’s improvement.
A resulting ability to track the use(s) of music 24/7 then opens up exciting possibilities in Western markets, preserving the IP of far-flung musicians with timely, fair payments––free of any intermediaries and/or their commissions. Not to mention the fact that the blockchain makes false information about financial dealings cryptographically impossible.
With this focus on technology’s benefit for free speech and free enterprise in both Russia and Ukraine, MacFadyen is simultaneously authoring a series of monographs on the history of Russia’s recording industry––a troubled domain that, on occasion, reflects the same civic abuse that has taken such awful shape since 2022.
He also runs a non-profit (Pacific Sound and Vision) that offers free education to young musicians from Eastern Europe, connecting them to SoCal experts in a range of technical, creative, and financial realms. Work continues with decentralized tech to offer creative solutions to Russia’s centralized destruction of democratic and artistic liberties.
Jeffery Jampol
Lecturer in Music Industry (Artist Management and Promotion)
Jessica Schwartz
Associate Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Punk and DIY)
Amy Kathryn Kuney
Lecturer in Music Industry (Songwriting)
Tony Brancato
Guest Lecturer in Music Industry (Influence and Data Mining)
Lauren Kop
Lecturer in Music Industry (Digital Production and Beat Design)
Hans Fjellestad
Lecturer in Music Industry (Music Supervision)
Jason Feinberg
Lecturer in Music Industry (Digital Marketing and Promotion)
Jonathan Beard
Lecturer - Electronic Music, Audio Engineering
Allison Wolfe
Lecturer in Music Industry (Music Journalism, Audio Storytelling)
Lee John
Lecturer in Music Industry (Rock/Pop Ensemble)
Stig Edgren
Lecturer in Music Industry (Concerts and Live Events)
David Leaf
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Music Documentary, Songwriters)
Monica Chieffo
Lecturer in Music Industry (Influence and Data Mining)
Judith Finell
Adjunct Professor in Musicology (Forensic Musicology)
Natasha Pasternak
Lecturer in Music Industry (Songwriting, Touring, Songwriter’s Workshop)
Catherine Gregory
Lecturer in Music, Music Industry (Artistic Citizenship and Community Engagement), Director of the Gluck Fellowship Program
Robert Fink
Chair of Music Industry Program, Professor of Musicology and Humanities (Music Theory, Analysis of Popular Music, Internships and Industry Partnerships)
Tiffany Naiman
Director of Undergraduate Programs, Music Industry; Instructor, Music Industry & Musicology (Critical Perspectives, Capstone Sequence, History of Popular Music)
Don Franzen
Adjunct Professor of Music (Music and Law, Forensic Musicology)
Thomas Hodgson
Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Music and Data, Global Music Industry)
Dae Bogan
Lecturer in Music Industry (Entrepreneurship)
Kathryn Frazier
Lecturer in Music Industry
Lauren A. Spalding
Lecturer in Music Industry (Music and Activism, Artist Management)
Adam Moseley
Lecturer in Music Industry (Studio Production)
Mark Tramo
Adjunct Associate Professor of Neuroscience (Music, Mind, and Brain)
Robert Beamer
Lecturer in Music Industry (Finance and Accounting)
Bobby Borg
Lecturer in Music Industry (Industry Fundamentals)
Catherine Provenzano
Assistant Professor of Musicology, Music Industry (Critical and Contemporary Perspectives on Music Technology)

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