MikeAlleyne is a tenured full Professor in the Department of Recording Industry atMiddle Tennessee State University (MTSU). He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Reggae: The Golden Ageof Roots Reggae (Sterling Publishing, 2012) and contributing editor of Rhythm Revolution (Cognella AcademicPublishing, 2013 & 2014). His popular music writings have been published inpeer-reviewed journals such as PopularMusic History, the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies,Rock Music Studies, Popular Music & Society, and the Journal on the Art of Record Production.
Prof.Alleyne was also a consultant for the Estate of Marvin Gaye in the 2015copyright infringement trial involving the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines.” His reportwas admitted into evidence in the case.
His bookchapter contributions appear in Rihanna:Barbados World-Gurl in Global Popular Culture (2015), Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media: An Overview (2009), Globalization, Diaspora & CaribbeanPopular Culture (2005), Bob Marley:The Man & His Music (2003), and Cultureand Mass Communication in the Caribbean (2001). Prof. Alleyne has alsocontributed several entries to the award-winning Grove Dictionary of American Music (2013), and has also beenpublished in Billboard, the internationally-recognized weekly magazine on themusic industry.
In 2012,he was the guest speaker at the annual Bob Marley Lecture in Kingston, Jamaica,presenting “For The Record: Bob Marley’s Island Albums and the 40th Anniversaryof Catch a Fire.” He was also the Distinguished Cultural Studies Lecturer &Scholar-in-Residence at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad in 2005.Prof. Alleyne has also been a guest lecturer in the Music Management program atLinnaeus University in Sweden in 2004 & 2007 (formerly the University ofKalmar) and at the Pop Akademie in Germany (2010-2015).
He haspresented numerous conference papers on popular music across Europe, LatinAmerica and Africa. His involvement with popular music also includes roles as awriter and publisher member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors& Publishers) and PRS (Performing Right Society).
Prof.Alleyne is also an Editorial Board member for the journal Popular Music & Society, and a member of the InternationalAssociation for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) and the Caribbean StudiesAssociation (CSA).