I'm a popualr music historian and activist archivist and founder of the Birmingham Music Archive that seeks to capture, preserve, share and celebrate my home city's rich music heritage. I'm the co-exec of the film Made in Birmingham: Reggae Punk Bhangra and a board member of the global grassroots independant music network Un-Convention and curator of the new album 33RPM: Voices of the Revolution and work with artists across the world who use music as a tool for social change.
I'm a member of the Birmingham Centre for Cultural and Media Research at Birmingham City University where I teach and research the music industries and music heritage. I'm a published writer and have spoken at industry and academic conferences across the world.
I'm interested in the possibilites in what happens when musicians make their archive materials avaliable to thier fans to reimagine and in innovative ways.