I’m the author of Music in the Digital Age, co-author of Understanding the Music Industries (with Chris Anderton and Martin James) for Sage (forthcoming 2012), and I am currently writing Radio in the Digital Age for Polity Press.
As well as my work researching music online, I am also a lecturer, author, consultant, public speaker, jazz broadcaster and blogger. My research interests include digital media cultures, online music enterprise, the mediation of jazz in the digital age, and music as culture.
At Birmingham City University, I teach Music Online, Music Industry theory & practice and Music Radio Programming. I also guest lecture in media ecology and the impact of technological change, radio documentary production, radio drama production, entrepreneurship and innovation, blogging and social media, and the digital environment as narrative space.
My public lectures have included talks on the importance of copyright reform in the digital age; the act of blogging as storytelling; the evolution of media; the impact of technological change on music; music as cultural identity; broadcasting policy and music culture; radio in the digital age; specialist music radio and online fandom; jazz consumption practices in the digital age; the impact of digital technology on human cognition; as well as online strategies for marketing and distributing independent music.