Shane Homan

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

19972019
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Personal profile

Biography

Shane Homan teaches media studies and is Director of Research in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. He has published 5 books and many book chapters and journal articles on cultural policy, particularly intersections between the music industries and national cultural policy.

Shane also works in the areas of media and music histories and heritage; with Cath Strong (RMIT), he is the co-editor of the Popular Music History journal (Equinox). He has completed a history of Sydney rock music (2003) and is currently leading an Australian Research Council Discovery project, Interrogating the Music City, on the industrial and urban histories of Melbourne popular music.

Shane has been involved in 14 Australian Research Council and other projects on music and cultural economies, with commisioned reports completed on the Australian recording sector, the NSW live music sector, and Melbourne's popular music economy.

He is also a CI on a Newcastle University ARC project, The Economic and Cultural Value of Music Exports. Shane's research has provoked music industry reform in the areas of music venue regulation, nightclubs and performer copyright structures.

Research interests

  • Popular music industries
  • Cultural industries
  • Media policy
  • Media histories
  • Youth and popular music
  • Cultural policy

Keywords

  • music industries
  • cultural policy
  • media industries
  • youth and media
  • urban culture
  • cultural/creative cities

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Projects 2009 2019

Research Output 1997 2018

'Knowledge of Beatles songs and McCartney parts essential': Tribute acts, the music industries and the value of heritage

Homan, S. R., 2018, The Routledge Companion to Popular Music History and Heritage. Baker, S., Strong, C., Istvandity, L. & Cantillon, Z. (eds.). Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 172-179 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

The Music City: Australian Contexts

Homan, S. R., 2018, Made in Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand: Studies in Popular Music. Brunt, S. & Stahl, G. (eds.). New York NY USA: Routledge, p. 179-189 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

The 'music nation': Popular music and Australian cultural policy

Homan, S. R., 2018, Making Cullture: Commercialisation, Transnationalism, and the State of 'Nationing' in Contemprary Australia. Rowe, D., Turner, G. & Waterton, E. (eds.). Abingdon Oxon Australia: Routledge, p. 51- 63 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Uneasy alliances: Popular music and cultural policy in the ‘music city’

Strong, C. L., Homan, S. R., O'Hanlon, S. P. & Tebbutt, J. A., 2018, The Routledge Handbook of Global Cultural Policy. Durrer, V., Miller, T. & O'Brien, D. (eds.). 1st ed. Abingdon Oxon UK: Routledge, p. 468-481 14 p. (Routledge International Handbooks).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Activities 1999 2018

  • 22 Contribution to conference
  • 7 Peer review responsibility
  • 2 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Popular Music History (Journal)

Shane Homan (Editor in chief), Cath Strong (Editor in chief)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Contemporary Music Roundtable

Shane Homan (Session chair)
3 Aug 20175 Aug 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference 2016

Shane Homan (Speaker)
28 Oct 20161 Nov 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

5th International Asian Popular Music Studies conference

Shane Homan (Organiser)
11 Dec 201612 Dec 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

Remembering Popular Music’s Past: Heritage, History, Memory

Shane Homan (Keynote/plenary speaker)
5 Dec 20166 Dec 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference