24 hours to invent the future of music

A great deal of my work recently has been in the area of music hacks, playful research and creative innovation. It’s a fascinating space to work in, and it’s forming the basis of a book I’m just starting to work on. Right now, I’m in Brussels...

Questions I haven’t asked Dave Allen

I’m going to be speaking with Dave Allen on Tuesday this week. Dave is Director of Artist and Music Industry Advocacy for streaming music service Beats Music. He also happens to have been the bass player for one of my favourite post-punk / new wave bands of the...

High praise with high stress

I finally received feedback on my book Radio in the Digital Age from the external reviewers. The publisher has sent me the comments and suggestions from anonymous peers, whose advice can range from minor suggestions through to a complete rewrite – or even...

Photo of the day – 062

Oliver Carter takes questions from the floor One of the things that happens when you go more fully into research mode is that you end up going to a lot of research meetings and research presentations. And one of the upsides of the area of Media and Cultural Research...

Qualified to tell you to go and read books

I’m now officially allowed to be your PhD supervisor. I did a three-day training course run by the university on Friday last week, Tuesday and Wednesday this week – and having come out the other side of that, we’re all systems go. What’s your...