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Personal profile

Overview

Allan Dumbreck is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader at UWS overseeing UG Hybrid programme BA (Hons) Commercial Music and working with the MA Music suite of programmes. He has worked internationally on music education initiatives for over 20 years and regularly lectures in topics such as music entrepreneurship and royalty income streams in the EU.

Area of academic expertise - outline

Music industries, music entrepreneurship, music education, music project management, music workplace / education interaction, music royalty income streams, European music industries, creative industries.

Music Education Directory 2016-17, published by UK Music in Dec 2016.

http://www.ukmusic.org/assets/general/Music_Education_Directory.pdf

Current research activities

Allan devised and proposed the research for the his first book "Music Entrepreneurship" (Bloomsbury 2015) which he co-authored and edited with Professor Gayle McPherson (UWS).The focus of the research  was to investigate the intentions and experiences of young entrepreneurs and to then assess this academically for the benefit of emerging music professionals.

Through the research conducted for Music Entrepreneurship  he identified a further research interest and is currently researching for a proposed publication on Artists and Management in the Music Industries with John Williamson (Glasgow University). This second publication is in the final stages of approval with Bloomsbury and is expected to be completed and published in the next two years. The research specifically addresses the need for an academic analysis of the nature of artist management and entrepreneurial development in the music industries. 

Many previous titles have addressed the structure of the music businesses generically or have examined the career of a single artist manager. A number of previous publications in this area have often been sensationalist or historically dismissive of managers. No previous title has examined artist management specifically as a key concept / pivotal role. Allan (and John) are keen to explore the psychology and approach of artist managers in this central position within music. Specifically the work will analyse and asses motivation, objectives, background, management techniques and strategies in an attempt to better comprehend the work and character of those who engage in this field.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Allan Dumbreck has expertise in the following areas :-

International education, international exchanges, international music, structure and natureof French, German and Dutch higher education systems, HE programme programme design and management, music performance, music copyright, synthesiser development (1960 to date) and oenology (France).

External positions

External Examiner, University of Westminster

6 Jun 20166 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • M Music
  • Cultural Entrepreneurship
  • Music Industries

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music lessons Social Sciences
music Social Sciences
Music Business & Economics
contact Social Sciences
career aspiration Social Sciences
education center Social Sciences
cultural theory Social Sciences
further education Social Sciences

Research Output 2015 2016

Music Education Directory 2016-17

Dumbreck, A. 10 Dec 2016 216 p.London : UK Music

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access
music lessons
music
contact
career aspiration
education center

Digital music distribution

Duffin, C. & Dumbreck, A. 17 Dec 2015 Music Entrepreneurship. Dumbreck, A. & McPherson, G. (eds.). Bloomsbury Publishing plc

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Introduction: valuing music

McPherson, G. & Dumbreck, A. 17 Dec 2015 Music Entrepreneurship. Dumbreck, A. & McPherson, G. (eds.). Bloomsbury Publishing plc, p. 3-18 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Music Entrepreneurship

Dumbreck, A. (ed.) & McPherson, G. (ed.) 17 Dec 2015 Bloomsbury Publishing plc. 336 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Entrepreneurship
Music
Entrepreneurs
Music industry
Globe

The need for the music entrepreneur

Dumbreck, A. 17 Dec 2015 Music Entrepreneurship. Dumbreck, A. & McPherson, G. (eds.). Bloomsbury Publishing plc

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter