Popular Music

New book chapter published

A chapter I co-wrote with my colleague, Sarah Raine, has been included in an edited collection, Metaphors of Internet - Ways of Being in the Age of Ubiquity, published by Peter Lang Press

Popular Music Reception - Tools of Future-Making, Spaces, and Possibilities of Being

In this chapter, co-written with Dr Sarah Raine, I look at how popular music consumers are making sense of online environments.

Riffs - Volume 4, Issue 1

Volume 4, Issue 1 of Riffs! is now out. This issue is guest edited by Edmund Hunt (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire) and is the first of two issues which consider the relationship between music and technology.

Birmingham’s Roadmap to live music

In this blog post, written with my fellow BLMP researchers Patrycja Rozbicka and Adam Behr, I explore what a return to live music in the city of Birmingham may look like, and consider the implications of venue capacity reductions that will be required by the easing of COVID19 restrictions.

The Birmingham Live Music Project Map

A walktrough of the process behind the creation of the BLMP Map, a Shiny App developed in R and deployed on a cloud server.

How to get podcast ratings and reviews data using R

Using R to download all episode data and Apple reviews and ratings for a podcast.

Create an interactive map of the live music venues in your city with the Songkick API

A tutorial with replicable code for using R and the Songkick API to discover more about the live music venues in your city

New Independent Country EP - Brassneck

My country band, Independent Country, has a new EP out.

Birmingham Live Music & Brexit

Report on Birmingham Live Music and Brexit

The Harkive Project - popular music reception, digital technologies, and data analysis

In this conference proceedings chapter, I discuss some of the analytical processing behind my work with The Harkive Project.