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Andrew Dubber – New Music Strategies
Andrew Dubber is an Arts and Humanities Research Council Knowledge Transfer Fellow in Online Music and Radio Innovation and a Senior Lecturer in the Music Industries at Birmingham City University, UK.
Originally from New Zealand, Dubber moved to the UK in 2004 to begin a research project in Online Music Enterprise. With a background in both the radio and the music industries, and with an academic record that includes numerous articles, book chapters, and conference presentations about digital media, the music business and media ecology, Dubber has fast become one of the UK’s leading experts in the field.
His research includes a project on online fandom within the BBC’s Audio and Music Interactive division; explorations into jazz and other specialist music consumption online; the social impact of iPods; and post-graduate work on digital radio and deregulation. He is the co-author of a book about new technologies for broadcasters in developing nations, commissioned by UNESCO, and has been a member of the steering committee for the Radio Studies Network.
He has written articles for Computer Music Magazine and sections on blogging and podcasting for the Alternative Media Handbook (Routledge, 2008). He is currently co-authoring an undergraduate textbook on the Music Industries.
When he’s not teaching and writing, most of his time is spent travelling, presenting seminars and workshops across the UK and around the world; as well as consulting independent music businesses – from established record labels and retailers to entrepreneurial online music start-ups.
In his spare time he hosts whisky tasting events, rides bicycles, plays chess and Go, takes photographs and collects jazz records.
Favourite Cake: Carrot