Musicians are Media Producers

I gave a keynote presentation at the Fremtidens musikalske entreprenører conference, which was held at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen yesterday. My topic was ‘Musicians are Media Producers’ and I spoke for about half an hour with about 15...

The MA in Music Industries – Planzai’d

I’ve been running the MA in Music Industries (as well as the MA in Music Radio) this year at Birmingham City University. We had our first intake in February, and things really kicked in for the September intake. From September we’ve also been offering the...

Subcultures, Popular Music & Social Change

I was in London this week, presenting at a conference about Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change. Some really interesting stuff in there – and the keynotes were really quite spectacularly good. Dick Hebdidge (above), who literally wrote the book on...

In Copenhagen, writing about Amsterdam

For the past week, I’ve been in Amsterdam as part of the Rhythm Changes project. Rhythm Changes is the three-year European jazz research project I’m involved in, and this was the big conference on Jazz and National Identity. Academics from around the world...

MA in Music Industries by distance learning

Earlier this year, we launched the MA in Music Industries. It’s a course I lead and teach with some of my colleagues at Birmingham City University’s School of Media. It’s been going well so far, with a small group of smart people doing interesting...