About Us

Who We Are

The Music Industry Research Association (MIRA) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit bringing together a cross-section of researchers, academics, and industry professionals to study critical issues in the music industry.  MIRA supports and promotes social science research that focuses on critical issues affecting the music industry.  MIRA consists of Economists, Sociologists, Psychologists and other social scientists involved in research on the music industry, broadly defined.  MIRA also helps disseminate research findings to a wider audience beyond the research community.   

Our 2018 Conference

The MIRA conference will be held at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles on June 25th and 26th. From Frank Sinatra to the Doors and Lady Gaga, The Village has been a special place in recording for more than 40 years.  


Please join music industry professionals and scholars for a deep dive into the current issues facing the industry in this cool venue.


Please check out the preliminary program here.


You can register for the conference here.




Royalty Conference - NYU - March 23, 2018

This conference brought together industry representatives, policy experts, and distinguished academics to discuss the ramifications of the rates recently set by the Copyright Royalty Board in the Web IV, Phonorecords III, and SDARS III proceedings. 


It was jointly hosted by The Brattle Group, the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy, and the NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program, in collaboration with theMusic Industry Research Association (MIRA)