About Us

Who We Are

  The Music Industry Research Association (MIRA) brings together a cross-section of researchers, academics, and industry professionals to study critical issues in the music industry.  The association will support and promote 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 will also help disseminate research findings to a wider audience beyond the research community.   

Conference Registration

The first annual MIRA conference will take place this week - August 10th & 11th at UCLA's Luskin Conference Center. Please register for the event (and also receive your membership).

The event will be held primarily in the Centennial Ballroom with two sessions on Friday in the Optimist room. The reception is on the Centennial Patio.

The Centennial Ballroom can be accessed directly if you park in Structure 8 and follow the bridge over. Go in the back entrance and make a left to find the check in table. 


Parking is available at UCLA Parking Structure 8, immediately adjacent to the Center. Please do not park under the Luskin Center. There is also no valet parking.

From Westwood Boulevard, make a left onto Structure 8 Driveway (located just before the parking information kiosk and conference center). Proceed up the ramp to level four and park in any of the Pay-by-Plate parking spots. After parking, purchase a parking permit at any Pay-by-Plate station and place the permit/receipt on your vehicle dashboard. 

To access the conference center via the bridge, take the east stairs down one level and cross over Strathmore Place. Elevator access (northeast corner of level three) permits access the conference center across the pedestrian crossing at the intersection of Strathmore Place and Westwood Plaza.


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