Professor of Music Industries Innovation
Andrew Dubber (or just “Dubber” as he’s more usually known) is Professor of Music Industries Innovation, and the Award Leader for the MA in Music Industries and the MA in Music Radio at the Birmingham School of Media. He is a researcher on the HERA-funded Rhythm Changes project.
Dubber moved to the UK from New Zealand in 2004 where, amongst many other things, he was the Degree Leader in Radio at Auckland University of Technology and the host of a jazz radio programme on George FM.
Dubber is internationally recognised as a leading consultant and academic in new strategies and technologies for the radio and the music industries.
He is the author of Music in the Digital Age; editor of The 360 Deal: a collection of genuinely helpful advice for people starting out in the music industry; co-author of Understanding the Music Industries (Sage, 2012); and has recently completed his new book, Radio in the Digital Age (Polity Books, forthcoming 2013). He also 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 and the board of Un-Convention.
He has also written for Computer Music Magazine, authored sections on blogging and podcasting for the Alternative Media Handbook (Routledge, 2008), and travels extensively to present to academic and industry conferences in this field.
- Anderton C., Dubber A. & James M. 2012 – ‘Understanding the Music Industries’, Sage Publications
- Dubber A. 2013 (forthcoming) – ‘Radio in the Digital Age’, Polity Press
- Dubber A. 2011 – ‘Monkey On The Roof: Researching creative practice, music consumption, social change and the online environment’ Creative Industries Journal, 4:1 (pp19-31), Intellect
- Wall T. and Dubber A. (2010) ‘Experimenting with fandom, live music, and the internet: applying insights from music fan culture to new media production’, New Music Research Journal, Special Issue on Investigating Audience Experiences, 39 (2): 159-‐169.
- Dubber A. and Wall T. (2009) ‘Specialist Music, Public Service and the BBC in the Internet Age’, The Radio Journal 7 (1): 27-‐47.
- Dubber, A. ‘Tutira Mai Nga Iwi (Line up together, people): Constructing New Zealand identity through commercial radio’, The Radio Journal 5/1 2008
- Dubber, A. ‘The radio interview as teaching’ The Radio Journal 2/2 2004
- 2005 – ‘The Digitalisation of New Zealand Radio’ in The Great New Zealand Radio Experience, Karen Neill and Morris W Shanahan (Eds), Thomson Dunmore Press (pp 67-87)
- Dubber, A. ‘Online mediation of jazz performance, its context and its audiences’, Watching
Jazz Conference, University of Glasgow, February 2011
- Dubber, A. ‘Unpicking the myths and misunderstandings of radio in the digital age’, Keynote speech, The Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum, Auckland University of Technology, January 2011
- Dubber, A. ‘Aftershock: Mediating Live Music Events Online’, ECREA 3rd European Communication Conference, University of Hamburg, October 2010
- Dubber, A. ‘Rhythm Changes: Jazz cultures and European identities (Jazz online)’, 9th Nordic Jazz Conference, Helsinki, August 2010
- Dubber, A. ‘Aftershock: live music performance and digital narrative’, MeCCSA Annual Conference, London School of Economics, January 2010
- Dubber, A. ‘Mediating live jazz festivals online’, Mediating Jazz Conference, University of Salford, November 2009
- Dubber, A. ‘Online on-air: BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe – Live and Interactive’, The Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum, York University Toronto, July 2009
- Dubber, A. ‘Music As Culture: Digital Archives and Popular Music’ [panel discussion] Unlocking Audio Conference, British Library Sound Archives, London, March 2009
- Dubber, A. & Wall, T. ‘BBC Jazz Radio Listeners Online’, Leeds International Jazz Conference, University of Leeds, March 2009
- Dubber, A. ‘Jazz Music Consumption Online’, Leeds International Jazz Conference, Leeds College of Music, March 2008
- Dubber, A. ‘Online Music Enterprise’, IASPM Conference, University of Otago Dunedin, New Zealand, December 2007
- Dubber, A. New Radio Strategies: Reconfiguring Radio in the New Media Environment July 2007
- Dubber, A. Online music enterprise: new technologies of music distribution and consumption [co-author] LSC 2006
- Dubber, A. ‘New Zealand On Air’, Sounding Out Conference, Sunderland, September 2006
- Dubber, A. ‘Jazz, Radio and National Identity in New Zealand’, Leeds International Jazz Conference, Leeds College of Music, March 2006
- Dubber, A. ‘Online Music Enterprise’, MeCCSA/AMPE Conference, University of Leeds, January 2006
- Dubber, A. ‘There is no ‘We’ in iPod’, The First European Communication Conference, University of Amsterdam, November 2005
- Dubber, A. ‘Radio, Digitalisation and the Laws of Media’, Radio Studies Network Conference, Birmingham City University, April 2005
- ‘Radio Question Time’ panel, MeCCSA/AMPE conference, Lincoln, January 2005
- Dubber, A. ‘There’s no such thing as Internet Radio’, The Radio Conference: A Transnational
Forum, University of Wisconsin Madison, WI, August 2003.
- Dubber, A. ‘Radio and the Internet’, Between Empires Conference, Auckland University of
Technology, Auckland, February 2003.
Email Andrew: [email protected]