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.
Education
PhD, Macquarie University, Sydney, 1999
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Popular music studies
Music industries
Music policy
Youth and music
Personal Interests
Music (listening, watching and playing)
Reading
Sport: cricket, rugby league