Philip Ewell is an Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Hunter College, CUNY. In the spring of 2010 he began a joint appointment with the CUNY Graduate Center. His specialties include Russian music and music theory, twentieth-century music, twentieth-century modal theory, and rap and hiphop music. He has writings published in Music Theory Online, Journal of Schenkerian Studies, and Popular Music, among other journals.

Michael S. O’Brien is an assistant professor of ethnomusicology at the College of Charleston. His research focuses on the intersection of music, sound, and cultural politics, mainly in Argentina. He holds a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Craig Owen Jones teaches at the School of Music, Prifysgol Bangor University, Wales, under the auspices of the Welsh-language higher education institution, the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. His research interests include popular music in Welsh and the Celtic languages, use of popular music in science fiction television and film, fandom studies, the history of punk rock, popular music in lesser-used languages, and the works of David Bowie. He has published articles on aspects of popular music and culture in various journals, and recently contributed a chapter on Welsh-language popular music to Sites of Popular Music Heritage: Memories, Histories, Places (eds. Sara Cohen et al; Routledge, 2014). He is co-editor, with Dr Gwawr Ifan, of the journal Welsh Music History. His monograph on Welsh-language rock music is in writing.

Colin Roust currently teaches at Roosevelt University's Chicago College of the Performing Arts. His research focuses primarily on the French composer Georges Auric, and revolves around issues of music and politics, and the relationship of music and other arts in multimedia works. He is a co-editor of the Routledge Film Music Sourcebook (with James Wierzbicki and Nathan Platte) and his current projects include a monograph titled The Music and Politics of Georges Auric, an edited translation of William Ritter’s Etudes d’Art Etranger (with Salvatore Calomino), and a study of music making in the French Resistance during World War II.