• Soundcloud – now with advertising! I’m all for Soundcloud making money. I think it’s a fantastic service and a great vehicle for promo, for works in progress and for allowing people to listen to your music. It’s just a shame that when great services are looking to “monetise”, the answer is always advertising. Now, it’s worth pointing out that I […] dubber One response August 21, 2014
  • Toward a sixth media age Over my years as an academic, I have developed several pillars of my research. These are ideas I return to time and time again as a leaping off point for understanding other things. I thought it was time I started to put some of them in a form that I can point to as a […] dubber One response May 24, 2014
  • The next 100 artists I’ve been looking at music business figures in the news today. I really shouldn’t. The problem is that macro-economics tell a story without meaning. There is no useful knowledge that can be gleaned from Online music licensing revenues pass radio for first time. Why? Because the fortunes of a very few artists skew the results […] dubber No responses April 4, 2013
  • Not terribly far away day We had a BCU School of Media “Away Day” today – though it was just a few blocks up the road in another university building called The Pavilions, at our sports ground. Food and coffee and an opportunity to do a bit of blue sky thinking with a bunch of colleagues you don’t always get […] dubber No responses March 18, 2011
  • Media as an occasion for protest – and vice versa My work with Punch Records on Protest, the internet and the notion of Remixhibitions took an interesting turn today. Local community radio station New Style Radio is in the midst of a battle between its staff and the board. Station volunteers have been locked out of the building and are trying to raise awareness of […] dubber 3 responses June 9, 2010
  • How the brain evolves: the five ages of media Photo by “lapolab” I’ve been talking about this a lot recently, and it seemed appropriate to try and capture my thoughts about it here in blog form while it’s still pretty fresh. Most of the ideas aren’t mine, but like all academics, I’m standing on the shoulders of giants in order to see a little […] dubber 5 responses April 18, 2010