I’m a new member of the Interactive cultures unit and I have just been given the necessary password information to start posting blog entries.
My research interest is popular music history. Through involvement my with a music history project called Home of Metal I became interested in the way intellectual property issues impact on the development and use of popular music histories. As contemporary music culture heritage becomes a more prevalent activity, with several archiving projects and high profile public exhibitions taking place in major cities, the issue of mediation in the creation of these texts becomes worthy of analysis. Fortunately for me this idea for a research project emerged at a time when the School of Media at BCU were advertising a studentship.
I completed an MA at CMCR at The University of Leicester and worked as a record label manager before returning to BCU as a research student. My work at the record label led to an interest in the placement of music in marketing as well as providing valuable experience of the music industry. I maintain involvement with elements of the music industry through managing the band Einstellung.
I’m delighted to join the Interactive cultures team and look forward to contributing to a vibrant research community and posting a few more blog entries as my research develops.