The MMIAM Journey

A blog about the Master of Management
in International Arts Management program

A Texas Museum in an Increasingly Global World

An Interview with James Jillson

James is the Director of Development at the Nasher Sculpture Center and an Adjunct Lecturer of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship at SMU in Dallas, Texas. He works with the MMIAM students during their semester in Dallas to develop fundraising plans and lectures on various aspects of fundraising in the arts. Could you describe your …

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Customer Engagement and New Product Adoption in the Music Industry

The Importance of Fit Between Brand and New Product Innovativeness (Abridged)

In the last two decades the music industry has been through radical changes, mainly because of digitalization (Théberge 2015). The number of new music releases has considerably increased due to lower production and distribution costs. This growth has greatly expanded competition in the music market, where sales are more and more concentrated (Aguiar and Waldfogel …

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Announcing the launch of SEARCH for Arts Leadership

A new podcast series by James Abruzzo and Svenja Kluckow

How do we identify great arts leaders? By the arts organizations they shape and influence. A member of MMIAM’s International Advisory Committee, James Abruzzo, who is Global Head of DHR International’s Global Nonprofit Practice and the founder and President of Abruzzo Associates, and his long-time friend and colleague in the field, corporate and arts communication …

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Producing a Digital Festival in the Age of Covid

An Interview with Erica Fee

Erica Fee is the founding producer and executive director of the Rochester Fringe Festival, which celebrated its ninth year in September 2020 and is now one of the most-attended fringe festivals in the United States and the largest multidisciplinary performing arts festival in New York State. Before returning to her hometown to found Rochester Fringe, …

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