Visiting lecturer 'Music copyright: inter-disciplinary approaches', School of Law, Canterbury Christ Church University, December 2017.
Visiting lecturer 'Doing 'music industry' fieldwork: negotiating access into an imaginary space' as part of the seminar 'Doing ethnomusicology', Department of Music, Wellesley College, Boston, September 2017.
Mellon Centre for Disciplinary Innovation Teaching Fellowship, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge
Co-taught with Lionel Bently, this course sets a precedent for future collaborations between the arts, humanities and social sciences (AHSS) and the music industry and government. It does this by engaging in direct conversation with some of their representatives: Google, IFPI, CISAC, the Musicians’ Union, the Intellectual Property Office and the Pirate Party. It examines the multiplicity of voices, including that of scholarship, their differing perspectives and stakes in the business of making music. By working within a multi-disciplinary team of doctoral students and scholars on possible directions emerging from the widely publicised contemporary challenges relating to music copyright law, this course seeks a better understanding of how collaborations between the AHSS, industry and government may be sustained in the long-term.
The music industry in the digital age
Music Faculty, University of Cambridge
This course of lectures for undergraduate students examines how digital technology has shaped creativity, ownership and the creation of economic value in music over the last two decades. What are the implications of file-sharing, streaming and other practices facilitated by digital technology for the survival of the music industry as we know it? Digital technology, it has been argued, has closed the gap between producers and consumers. The course investigates strategies employed by entrepreneurial musicians and asks what new forms of creativity, ownership and economic value have been created as a result.
Public policy in action
Cambridge AHRC DTP Public Policy Engagement Programme in partnership with RAND Europe, University of Cambridge
Part of the University of Cambridge Doctoral Training Programme, this programme brings together the expertise of policy consultancy RAND Europe and eminent policy-makers to explore the relationship between the students’ own research and the world of public policy. The sessions start with a broad introduction to the world of public policy, narrowing to explore policy impacts within the University environment, and finally exploring how students can engage with public policymaking, no matter how conceptual their own research might seem.
I was invited to teach the fourth module, ‘Public policy in action’.