Research Output per year
Clare Kelly Duffin has a portfolio career which sees her weekly practices span over a wide range of music education and entrepreneurial operations, including her role as CEO and Founder of micro record label, Clay Davis Records; as a Youth Music Leader; Music Artist Manager - and as a contributing author to Bloomsbury book, Music Entrepreneurship. Currently, she is Drummer with Scottish rock band, Suspire; Artist Manager for folk/country singer-songwriter, Carol Laula and for Scottish composer/producer, Paul McGeechan (a.k.a. Starless). Her Ph.D studies have progressed around the work-ethic, micro-politics and aspects of collaboration pertaining to the challenges and realites female independent music artists in Scotland encounter around managing their careers.
As an educator, Clare is positioned as a lecturer at the University of the West of Scotland as part of the team delivering the BA Commercial Music programme and is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Current research activities
Current research is focused on the working lives of female indpendent music artists, songwriters and composers in Scotland. An invitation to contribute to the Cambridge Companion to Women in Music since 1900 will see a chapter conribtion forthcoming, due for publication in December 2019.
Area of academic expertise - outline
Digital worlds, women in music and independent music artists in Scotland.
Target collaborative companies
PPL (Public Phonographic Limited) UK, PRS, Help Musicians UK.
Board Member, Glasgow Girls Club1 Feb 2016 → …
Artist and Artist Manager, Clare Duffin2 Feb 2014 → …
Freelance Social Media Consultancy , Pogostick Media1 May 2013 → …
Community Music Practitioner / Tutor, Tolbooth, Stirling Council15 Mar 2010 → …
- M Music
- Community Music
- Online Worlds
- Independent Artists
- Digital Music
- Professional Practice
- Online Music
- online research methodology
Popular Ethnographies: Scottish Independent Music Artists (SIMAs): Exploring Netnography as an Approach to Understanding Work-Ethic, Micro-Politics and Collaboration.Duffin, C., 12 Sep 2015.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Activities per year