Adam Behr

Dr Adam Behr is a Lecturer in Contemporary and Popular Music at the International Centre for Music Studies, Newcastle University. He has taught a range of popular music and related courses at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and City University, London. His PhD involved historical and ethnographic research into the evolution and social dynamics of the rock band as form of creative practice. Subsequent research also includes work on the live music sector, musicians and copyright and cultural policy. Adam has also performed as a guitarist, bass player and DJ in a variety of contexts and has extensive front-line experience of event and venue management. As well as publishing in academic journals, he is a regular contributor to The Conversation, and his writing has appeared in The Independent, Newsweek and elsewhere. He is a co-editor of the Live Music Exchange website and blog.