Music has been called the universal language. Music transcends all forms of communication and has a way of bringing people from all cultures, areas, and backgrounds together like few things can. Music is a multifaceted subject that reaches into several branches of life. The Music Research and Composition Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps Music scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
Music research often draws on a diverse skill set, including data-driven research and more humanistic subject matter. SSRN is particularly helpful to musicians and researchers because it fosters just this type of interdisciplinary discovery. Cutting edge content from a wide array of disciplines is available, and our classifiers unearth intersections between disciplines in the way our content is classified.