November 24th, 2010

Student Evaluations

Please take a moment to log on to the QC Student Evaluation site to offer your candid feedback about the class. On a personal level, I’d be grateful for your advice about what works, and what might need improvement in the course, particularly because I’ve been experimenting with some new approaches to writing this semester.  And from a broader perspective, your input is critical for the Media Studies Department and the administration in terms of evaluating our curriculum, and our faculty. Please provide feedback on all your courses– it is completely anonymous, and should only take a few minutes. The site can be accessed here:

November 22nd, 2010

Updated Reading Schedule

FYI: I’ve just updated the reading schedule for the final three sessions. See the link above….

November 1st, 2010

Missing Pages from Millard book

Hi all,

Several students informed me that their copies of the Millard text were missing multiple pages. You really should be entitled to a refund or replacement for a book with missing pages, so do approach the book store or vendor where you purchased the book. In the meantime, I’ve scanned the pages that I was told were blank. Let me know if there are any other pages you are missing.

Thanks for your patience,

Prof. Herzog

Millard text: missing pages

October 27th, 2010

Research Skills Exercise

Guidelines for the research skills exercise, along with an MLA Style Guide, are now posted on the “Assignments” page.

October 1st, 2010

Citation Guidelines

When citing sources for your musical analysis project, your research paper, or any other project for this class, please follow MLA Style Guidelines for citation. You should note the last name of the author quoted and page numbers (if any) within the text, and then list all sources in a “Works Cited” section at the end of your project.

I’m going to work on a condensed MLA “cheat sheet” to post on our site, but in the meantime, please consult the comprehensive site on MLA citations published by Purdue University:

Please note that the MLA Guidelines were rather substantially revised in 2009, so older reference guides may be out of date. The new guidelines include streamlined procedures for referencing electronic resources, and require noting whether a source was consulted in print or online.

September 24th, 2010

Meet at the Armstrong Archives on Monday 9/27

Just a reminder– we’re meeting at the Louis Armstrong Archives on Monday at 9:15. The archives are in Rosenthal Library, on the left-hand side of the rotunda, before the guard station at the entrance to the library.

August 27th, 2010

Steve Albini article

Here is the link to the reading by Steve Albini:

August 27th, 2010

Music Seminar sponsored by the Center for Communication

Music 2010: New Skills, New Opportunities

Tuesday, October 12

6:30 to 8:00 pm

As the traditional music industry continues its decline, the action has moved online. Artists must become entrepreneurs and learn how to start their own labels and studios. And more than ever, promotion is crucial. Major players share secrets for the best use of social media: facebook, Twitter, foursquare, Digg, viral marketing, and more.

Daniel Glass, Founder, Glassnote Records

Mark Eichner, Music/Ent.  Exec., The Eichner Entertainment Co.

Charlie Feldman,VP, Writer, Publisher Relations, BMI

Allison Schlueter, VP, Digital Marketing, Island Def Jam (Invited)

Moderator: Abbey Goodman, Executive Editor, Rolling Stone (Invited)

Presented with The New School’s Dept. of Media Studies and Film

The New School

Theresa Lang Center, 2nd Floor

55 West 13th Street (5th & 6th Aves.)

August 25th, 2010


Welcome to the main course site for MEDST 330W, The Music Industry.

To get started, you’ll first need to register with the Qwriting site, and create a personal blog dedicated to this course. Then you’ll need to add your site to our class blogroll. Check out the instructions posted under “Blog Guidelines” above.

Let me know if you have any difficulties, and I’m really looking forward to working with you all this semester.

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