Jason King
Published February 18, 2014
Updated April 22, 2021

Jason King is chair of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and an associate professor. He was the Institute’s founding full-time faculty member, and has served in leadership positions there since. He teaches on topics including popular music history and geography, identity and cultural politics, the music business, and the social aspects of music technology.

As a journalist, he has written about music and culture for Blender, Slate, Vibe and others, and was a host of NPR’s R&B music stream “I’ll Take You There.” He is an inaugural member of the Hip-Hop Culture Council at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and is working on a biography of Freddie Mercury.

Expertise: R&B, soul, hip-hop, rock, jazz, record producing, African American culture, Asian American culture, Freddie Mercury

Location: New York, N.Y.

Email: jason@jasonkingonline.com

Phone:  (212) 992-8400

Twitter: @jasonkingsays

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