Andrew Dubber is an Arts and Humanities Research Council Knowledge Transfer Fellow in Music Industries Innovation, a founder member of the Interactive Cultures Research Centre and a Senior Lecturer in the Music Industries at the Birmingham School of Media at Birmingham City University.
Originally from New Zealand, Dubber moved to the UK in 2004 to begin a research project in Online Music Enterprise. With a background in both the radio and the music industries, and with an academic record that includes numerous articles, book chapters, and conference presentations about digital media, the music business and media ecology, Dubber has quickly become one of the UK?s leading experts in the field.
His research includes a project on online fandom within the BBC?s Audio and Music Interactive division; explorations into jazz and other specialist music consumption online; the social impact of iPods; and post-graduate work on digital radio and deregulation.
He currently consults for over thirty music and radio businesses in the UK and Europe ? from established record labels and retailers to entrepreneurial online music start-ups ? and is on the advisory boards of Bandcamp (US), Meetsound (France) and Un-Convention (UK).
He has written articles for Computer Music Magazine and chapters on blogging and podcasting for the Alternative Media Handbook (Routledge, 2008). He is currently co-authoring an undergraduate textbook on the Music Industries, and is the co-author of a book about new technologies for broadcasters in developing nations, commissioned by UNESCO.
When he?s not teaching and writing, most of his time is spent traveling, presenting seminars and workshops across the UK and around the world.
In his spare time he hosts whisky tasting events, rides bicycles, plays chess and Go, takes photographs and collects jazz records. He does not support a particular football team, nor fully understand the offside rule.
He does, however, support Medecins Sans Frontieres.
He lives with his wife and son in Birmingham, UK.
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