The Research Centre for the Study of Music, Media and Place (MMaP) was established in 2003 to initiate and enable music research within the academic and general community. Many of MMaP's website, CD, and other media projects focus on the rich traditional music of Newfoundland and Labrador. Through the program of the Canada Research Chair in Ethnomusicology, the Centre promotes national and international exchange by
sponsoring visiting lecturers and organizing a lecture series, as well as symposia and conferences. Located in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre at the east end of the Memorial University campus, MMaP houses a multimedia and audio restoration studio, a small performance space, and student workspace for the graduate program in ethnomusicology at Memorial University.