Martin James

Martin James
Solent University Southampton · School of Media Arts and Technology

PhD

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Introduction
Martin James is Professor of Creative & Cultural Industries at the School of Media Arts and Technology, Solent University (Southampton ). Martin does research in cultural history, creative industries and cultural policy. His current project is around the formation of music cities with specific reference to Southampton. Martin is a National Teaching Fellow
Additional affiliations
June 2009 - December 2014
Southampton Solent University
Position
  • Professor (Full) of Music Media Industries
January 2004 - July 2008
University of Sunderland
Position
  • Senior Lecturer in Journalism Studies

Publications

Publications (11)
Book
The historical significance of music-makers, music scenes, and music genres has long been mediated through academic and popular press publications such as magazines, films, and television documentaries. Media Narratives in Popular Music examines these various publications and questions how and why they are constructed. It considers the typically li...
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The historical significance of music-makers, music scenes, and music genres has long been mediated through academic and popular press publications such as magazines, films, and television documentaries. Media Narratives in Popular Music examines these various publications and questions how and why they are constructed. It considers the typically li...
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The journey from proto-punk to punk occurred at high speed in many of London’s satellite towns. Among these, the town High Wycombe in the home counties offers a narrative that can trace an involvement from the earliest stages as a result of performances by leading British punk group the Sex Pistols. This paper explores three Sex Pistols-related eve...
Conference Paper
This presentation gave an overview of the activities of SMILEfest - a conference and festival event staged with the active participation of undergraduate students at Southampton Solent University (see www.smilefest.co.uk).
Book
Everyone knows music is big business, but do you really understand how ideas and inspiration become songs, products, downloads, concerts and careers? This textbook presents a full overview of the many elements of the music industries, and offers a sustained focus on ‘understanding’ the processes that have driven and continue to drive the developme...
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In this article we examine the relatively new use of disability as a marketing device in pop music. Our analysis makes specific reference to how the career of Ian Curtis and Joy Division has become overshadowed by his epilepsy, depression and subsequent suicide, with comparison between early press and promotional materials from 1979–1980 and more r...

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Project
This is a music project established to explore research potential in this field. A collaboration with Dr Sean Albiez that through applied practice in electronic music is exploring a number of potential research outcomes. Specifically we are considering online, networked practice and dissemination and the wider cultures of electronic music outside the club and dance context. We are currently exploring funding opportunities and a variety of potential outcomes. More details at - https://nostalgia-deathstar.bandcamp.com
Project
- To add to local and national debates about strategies to develop urban musical and cultural economies - To develop links between research, practitioner and resident communities around the notion of Southampton as a Music City - To develop a participatory archive of music histories related to Southampton and its surrounding areas, including oral histories and memorabilia