Timothy D. Taylor

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Timothy D. Taylor is an interdisciplinary social scientist studying capitalism, globalization, and consumer culture as they relate to music. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Global Pop: World Music, World Markets (Routledge, 1997), Strange Sounds: Music, Technology and Culture (Routledge, 2001), Beyond Exoticism: Western Music and the World (Duke, 2007), The Sounds of Capitalism: Advertising, Music, and the Conquest of Culture (Chicago, 2012), Music and Capitalism: A History of the Present (Chicago, 2016), and editor, with Mark Katz and Tony Grajeda, of Music, Sound, and Technology in America: A Documentary History of Early Phonograph, Cinema, and Radio (Duke, 2012). A collection of essays, Music in the World: Selected Essays, was published in 2017 by the University of Chicago Press. His work has been supported by a junior fellowship and the Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Humanities Center. He is currently completing an ethnographic study of film and television musicians in Los Angeles. Current book projects include The Oxford Handbook of Economic Ethnomusicology, co-edited with Anna Morcom; and a collection of writings on music and value. He is also an accomplished Irish traditional flute player and can be heard regularly at sessions in southern California.

Mark Katz

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Mark Katz is John P. Barker Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Founding Director of the hip hop cultural diplomacy program, Next Level. His books include Capturing Sound: How Technology has Changed Music (2004, rev. 2010), Groove Music: The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ (2012), and Build: The Power of Hip Hop Diplomacy in a Divided World (2019). He is a former editor of the Journal of the Society for American Music and recipient of the Royal Musical Association’s Dent Medal for his contributions to musicology. His latest book, Music and Technology: A Very Short Introduction, is forthcoming in 2021.

Tony Grajeda

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Tony Grajeda is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies in the Department of English, University of Central Florida, and is on the graduate faculty of the Ph.D. program, Texts and Technology. He is editor (with Jay Beck) of Lowering the Boom: Critical Studies in Film Sound (University of Illinois Press, 2008) and was guest co-editor of a special issue on “The Future of Sound Studies” for Music, Sound, and the Moving Image (2008). His work has appeared in Democratic Communiqué,Jump Cut, Film Quarterly, Social Epistemology, Journal of Popular Music Studies, Chain, and disClosure, as well as in several anthologies, including The Palgrave Handbook of Sound Design and Music in Screen Media: Integrated Soundtracks (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016) and Living Stereo: Histories and Cultures of Multichannel Sound (Bloomsbury, 2015). He founded and is former co-chair of the Sound Studies Interest Group of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.