BiographyMy 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
Youth and music
Music (listening, watching and playing)
Sport: cricket, rugby league
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.