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Music and Theft: Technology, Sampling, and the Law : David Sanjek

Music and Theft
Dick Hebdige
Daphne Keller
Anthony Kelley
Fred Koenigsberg
Scott Lindroth
Tim Mandelbaum
David Sanjek
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Dr. David Sanjek


Director of the Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) Archives since 1991

Practical Experience and Bio

Dr. David Sanjek has contributed to a number of collections on popular music, film, and cultural studies as well as being an advisor to the Blues Foundation, R&B Foundation, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Experience Music Project and Smithsonian. In 2002, he appeared on documentaries featured by the BBC and A&E's "Biography". Additionally, Dr. Sanjek will be a voice on the forthcoming NPR History of Rhythm & Blues. Dr. Sanjek received his Ph.D. in American Literature from Washington University and has taught at N.Y.U., New School for Social Research, Hunter College, and Fordham University

Work Samples

  • He is the co-author with his late father, Russel Sanjek, of Pennies from Heaven: The American Popular Music Business in the 20th Century (Dacapo Press, 1996)
  • He is currently completing Always on My Mind: Music, Memory, and Money (Wesleyan University Press, 2003).

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