1) If we go to a respectable university, should we somehow try to include that information in our package? For some reason, I think that would make them, well, take us more seriously. After all, we know how most academics can be, right?
2) Just out of curiousity: how do academics (specifically, music professors) go about studying relatively unknown music? Do they just pay attention to how it's structured (pardon me for not using using more specific words, but I know next to nothing about music theory and how music is composed), or will they pay attention to the general ideas it's trying to communicate (ie "Only death is real," and the realities that the general population wants to ignore)? Or do you think that the latter interpretations would be made by history or philosophy or psychology or sociology professors?
I agree that this project is important, but I'm just wondering how long it will take academia to recognize the legitimacy of the music (I'm making the assumption that music professors will be the only academics to study this music for the next few decades).