Professors Davi Nakano & Eduardo Vicente

Meet Professors Davi Nakano and Eduardo Vicente – colleagues at the University of São Paulo, specialising in music business, music radio, independent music culture, music online and music industries innovation.

All going well, these guys are about to become my research partners… and their students will have the chance to also be BCU students.

We’re putting in a joint research bid to the AHRC in the UK and FAPESP in the state of Sao Paulo to study independent music in Brazil.

For my part, I’m going to be looking at Fora do Eixo; Davi is interested in the music industry institutions – particularly in Sao Paulo; and Eduardo is looking at (among other things) the route to radio broadcast – or lack thereof – for independent music in Brazil.

We’re also going to be looking at comparisons within the UK – and what each country’s independent music sector can learn from the other’s.

In addition, we’re going to take advantage of the fact that the Brazilian government is offering students an opportunity to spend a year in the UK studying at an approved institution under Science Without Borders programme.

BCU is one such institution, and if the students I’ve already met at USP are anything to go by, we’re about to have a bunch of incredibly bright, motivated and talented students turn up.

Really excited to be working with these guys. Read more about my Brazilian research project here.