Research Output per year
Dr Kenny Forbes is a Lecturer in Commercial Music. His research concentrates on live music, music festivals, liveness, locality, music-related copyright, and popular music history. A graduate of the Commercial programme at UWS, Kenny subsequently achieved a M.Litt in Popular Music Studies and a PhD in Music, both awarded by the University of Glasgow. His PhD, which focused n the 'legendary' status of the Glagow Apollo venues (1973-85), was the subject of widespread media interest. The author of several publications, Kenny is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority, as well as being a member of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music and the Royal Musical Association.
Area of academic expertise - outline
Kenny's research exprtise lies within the live music, liveness, music-related copyright and the digital music environment.
Current research activities
Kenny has recently (August 2017) co-authored a book chapter on the topic of digital music piracy, due for publication in early 2018. A further book chapter on a live music festival is due for completition by late 2017.
Desired research direction
Future research projects wil focus on branding and merchandising within the live music sector, due to be exploed from early 2018.
Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange
Music sponsorship and branding, music-related creativity and popular music history, as well as topics/areas such as the Brill Building, Phil Spector, Girl Groups and the Producer as Auteur.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Book/Film/Article review
'The sound of the future is here today': the market for post-rock within the traditional small music festival landscapeForbes, K., 13 Dec 2018, Popular Music in the Post-Digital Age: Politics, Economy, Culture and Technology. Mazierska, E., Gillon, L. & Rigg, T. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Publishing plc, p. 69-92 14 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis