Andrew Dubber is the director of Music Tech Fest, an advisor to Bandcamp, Stromatolite and Sonaris and is the founder of New Music Strategies, a pan-European digital music strategy think tank and consultancy group. He is also the author of several books about music and radio in the digital age.
Until September 2015, Dubber was Professor of Music Industry Innovation at Birmingham City University. He is a frequent keynote speaker at music industry events worldwide; his blogs and podcasts have reached audiences numbering in the hundreds of thousands; and is followed by over 11,000 people on Twitter, where he posts about music industry innovation, popular music culture and digital media.
Dubber’s research interests include music as a tool for social change, music and media innovation, digital media cultures, online music enterprise, radio in the digital age, and music as culture. He teaches about radio broadcasting, the music industries, digital innovation music hacking and the online environment.
As an academic, Dubber is extensively published and frequently cited. However, his background is primarily as a practitioner in the media industries as a radio producer and presenter, label owner and record producer.
He lives in and works from an old farmhouse in a forest, by a lake in a small seaside village in the north of Sweden – where the air is clean and the internet is incredibly fast and abundant.