Robert Fink
Chair of Music Industry IDP, Professor of Musicology and Humanities; Music Industry, Musicology

Robert Fink is Professor of Musicology and Chair of Music Industry Programs at UCLA, and serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Alpert School of Music. Trained as a music theorist and musicologist, his primary areas of interest include musical analysis, avant-garde and minimal music, popular music studies, timbre and rhythm in music, and the history of electronic dance music. He has published widely on contemporary and popular music in academic journals, and is the author of Repeating Ourselves, a 2005 study of American minimal music as cultural practice; and The Relentless Pursuit of Tone, an interdisciplinary survey of research into the “sound” of popular music, awarded the American Musicological Society’s Ruth Solie Prize for best edited collection in 2018. Professor Fink also has extensive experience as a forensic musicologist in copyright litigation; a list of clients and fee structure is available upon request.

 

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