Andrew Dubber is the director of Music Tech Fest, an advisor to Bandcamp, Stromatolite and Sonaris and is the founder of New Music Strategies, a pan-European digital music strategy think tank and consultancy group. He is the author of Music In The Digital Age (2012), Radio in the Digital Age (2013), Understanding the Music Industries (2012), The 20 Things You Must Know About Music Online (2007), and is the editor of The 360 Deal (2013), which features the advice of 360 top music business professionals for young people just starting out in the music industries.
He is currently working on his new book ‘The Right Next Song’ – about mixtapes, playlists and how we make meaning from music by connecting it with other music, and putting it in an order.
He is a frequent keynote speaker at music industry events worldwide; his blogs and podcasts reach audiences numbering in the hundreds of thousands; and is followed by over 11,000 people on Twitter, where he posts about music industry innovation, popular music culture and digital media.
Dubber was Professor of Music Industry Innovation at Birmingham City University where he ran an MA in Music Industries, supervised PhD projects in music, media and culture and led research projects within the Interactive Cultures unit at the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR). As an academic, he is extensively published and frequently cited. However, his background is primarily as a practitioner in the media industries as a radio producer and presenter, label owner and record producer.