Shane Homan

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Music industry; cultural industries; media and cultural policy; youth and media.

1997 …2024

Research activity per year

Personal profile


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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

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

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or