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Shane Homan

Associate Professor
Monash University

My central research is in popular music studies, and the areas of music industries and music policy. Beyond book and journal article publications, I also engage with local and national governments through commissioned reports on music industries and policy. I teach media and cultural industries subjects at Monash University at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Before academia, I was a rock drummer with various Australian bands in the 1980s and 1990s.


My interests in the popular music industries and policy stem from my time as a rock musician in Sydney in the 1980s. My PhD (completed in 1999) examined the regulation of music venues in NSW, Australia, and the governance (fire, noise, policing and planning laws) issues that led to the decline in the number of venues. My more recent work has spanned the recording sector, state government music policies and strategies, and the rise of tribute bands.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Popular music studies
    Music industries
    Music policy
    Youth and music

Personal Interests

    Music (listening, watching and playing)
    Sport: cricket, rugby league


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Popular Music and Society

Historical records, national constructions: Contemporary popular music archive

Published: Jul 29, 2015 by Popular Music and Society
Authors: Sarah Baker, Peter Doyle and Shane Homan
Subjects: History, Music

This article examines the contemporary role of archives in relation to the curation and preservation of popular music artifacts, drawing upon interviews with a range of archival institutions and popular music curators in several countries. It explores the current technological, financial, and aesthetic challenges facing curators and archivists in the era of digital abundance.