About the Author
Aram Sinnreich is a writer, speaker and analyst covering the media and entertainment industries, with a special focus on music. Named one of the fifteen "Innovators and Influencers of 2001" by InformationWeek, Sinnreich is often quoted in media outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, Billboard, The Wall Street Journal and NPR. He has appeared on ABC World News Tonight, The CBS Early Show with Bryant Gumbel, CNN, CNBC, BBC Radio and Fuji TV. He has also addressed several university audiences and professional organizations, including NYU's Graduate Music Business Program, Fordham University's MBA Program, USC's Communication Management Master's Program, and The New York State Bar Association. He has also served as an expert witness in several court cases, including the recent Supreme Court file sharing suit MGM v. Grokster.
Sinnreich has written about music and the media industry for publications including The New York Times, Billboard, Wired News and American Quarterly. As a Senior Analyst at Jupiter Research in New York for over five years (1997-2002), he produced research covering the online music and media industries and provided hands-on strategic consulting to companies ranging from Time Warner to Microsoft to Heineken. He is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Radar Research, a Los Angeles-based media and technology consultancy.
Sinnreich holds a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University, an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Communication from USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University's Journalism and Media Studies department.
01/13 Welcome to Alphaville, Avoid the Ghetto
02/09 ‘This Is What We Do’: Why I Hated Chrysler’s Super Bowl Ad
08/27 ‘Mashed Up: Music, Technology, and the Rise of Configurable Culture’
10/28 E-Speech: The (Uncertain) Future of Free Expression
07/05 Pin the Flag on Liberty