Associate Professor Shane Homan

 

 

Shane Homan is internationally known for his research in music policy, the cultural industries and cultural histories. He has been involved in individual and team research grants across a range of local, national and international cultural industry and popular music studies projects. Many of these projects have directly influenced industrial and government practice, including local cultural industry planning, music funding, music copyright and live music venue regulation in Australia.

Teaching

Shane is currently teaching ATS3954 Media Industry Project, a unit designed for students to undertake individual research projects and methodologies on a media topic of their choice.

Postgraduate Supervision

Shane is currently supervising the following PhD projects at Monash:

  • Convergence and radio in New Zealand
  • Music business education in the new music economy
  • Youth, community-based arts and cultural development

Books

Homan, S., Cloonan, M. and Cattermole, J. (2015) Popular Music and the State: Policy Notes, Routledge, London and New York.

Homan, S., Cloonan, M. and Cattermole, J. (2015) (eds.) Popular Music and Cultural Policy, Routledge, London and New York.

Cattermole, J., Homan, S. and Smith, G. (eds.) (2011) Instruments of Change, Proceedings of the Australia-New Zealand IASPM Conference, Monash University Publishing, Melbourne.

Homan, S., Mitchell, T. (eds.) (2008) Sounds of Then, Sounds of Now: Popular Music in Australia, ACYS Publishing, University of Tasmania, Hobart.

Homan, S.R. (ed.) (2006) Access All Eras: Tribute Bands and Global Pop Culture, Open University Press, Maidenhead.

Homan, S. (2003) The Mayor’s a Square: live music and law and order in Sydney, Local Consumption Publications, Newtown.

Crowdy, D., Homan, S., Mitchell, T. (eds.) (2002) Musical in-between-ness: the proceedings of the 8th International Association for the Study of Popular Music, University of Technology, Sydney.

Book Chapters

Homan, S. (2014) ‘Popular music’ in Cunningham, S. and Turner, G. (eds.) The Media and Communications in Australia, (eds.) Allen and Unwin, Sydney, pp. 227-246.

Homan, S. (2013) ‘Music, media and copyright: Australian contexts’, Proceedings of the IASPM Benelux conference, Popular Music: Theory and Practice in the Lowlands, 14-15 April, In-Holland University of Applied Sciences, Haarlem.

Homan, S. (2010) ‘Popular music’ in Cunningham, S. and Turner, G. (eds.) The Media and Communications in Australia, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, pp. 217-235.

Homan, S. (2007) ‘Why are they all Drinking Water?: Raves, Ecstasy and the Death of Anna Wood’ in Poynting, S. and Morgan, G. (eds.) Outrageous: Moral Panics in Australia, ACYS Publishing, Hobart, pp. 82-98.

Homan, S. (2006) ‘Introduction’ in Homan, S. (ed.) Access All Eras: Tribute Bands and Global Pop Culture, Open University Press, Maidenhead, pp. 1-15.

Homan, S. (2006) ‘The Beatles live in Moscow, 1982: tribute audiences, music history and memory’ in Homan, S. (ed.) Access All Eras: Tribute Bands and Global Pop Culture, Open University Press, Maidenhead, pp. 67-82.

Homan, S. (2006) ‘You’ve got to carry that weight: tribute acts in the entertainment supermarket’ in Homan, S. (ed.) Access All Eras: Tribute Bands and Global Pop Culture, Open University Press, Maidenhead, pp. 32-51.

Homan, S. (2005) ‘Soundscapes of surf and steel: Blackrock and Bootmen’ in Coyle, R. (ed.) Reel Tracks: Australian Feature Film Music and Cultural Identities, John Libbey Publishing, London, pp. 21-34.

Homan, S. (2003) ‘From Bankstown to the globe, and home: popular music in Sydney’ in Butcher, M. and Thomas, M. (eds.) Ingenious: Emerging Youth Cultures in Urban Australia, Pluto Press Australia, North Melbourne, pp. 183-197.

Homan, S. (2003) ‘Legal constraints on rock performers’ in Whiteoak, J. and Scott-Maxwell, A. (eds.) Currency Companion to Music and Dance in Australia, Currency House, Sydney, pp. 398-399.

Homan, S. (2002) ‘Popular music’ in Cunningham, S. and Turner, G. (eds.) The Media & Communications in Australia, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, pp. 226-244.

Recent Journal Articles

Baker, S., Doyle, P., Homan, S. (2016) ‘Historical records, national constructions: The contemporary popular music archive’, Popular Music And Society, vol. 39, issue 1, Routledge, Oxon UK, pp. 8-27.

Homan, S. (2015) The popular music industries, in The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries, Oakley, K. and Justin O’Connor, J. (eds.), Routledge, Abingdon Oxon UK, pp. 141-151.

Homan, S. (2014) ‘Liveability and creativity: the case for Melbourne music precincts’, City, Culture and Society.

Cattermole, J., Cloonan, M. and Homan, S. (2013) (eds.) ‘Introduction: policy and popular music’, Perfect Beat, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 95-99.

Homan, S. (2013) ‘From Coombs to Crean: Popular music and cultural policy in Australia’, International Journal of Cultural Policy, vol. 19, issue 3, pp. 382-398.

Homan, S., Cloonan, M. and Cattermole, J. (2013) ‘Introduction: Popular music and policy’, International Journal of Cultural Policy, vol. 19, issue 3, pp. 275-280.

Homan, S. (2012) ‘Local priorities, industry realities: The music quota as cultural exceptionalism’, Media, Culture and Society, vol. 34, issue 8, pp. 1040-1051.

Homan, S. (2011) “I tote and I vote”: Australian live music and cultural policy’, Arts Marketing: an international journal, vol. 1, issue 2, pp. 96-107.

Research Grants

Homan, S., O’Hanlon, S., Tebbutt, J. and Strong, C. (2016) Interrogating the music city: Cultural economy and popular music in Melbourne, Australian Research Council Discovery project ($245,000)

Vella, R., Chen, S., Homan, S. and Millgate, M. (2016) The economic and cultural value of Australian music exports, Australian Research Council Linkage project ($226,000).

Homan, S. (2012) The music recording sector in Australia: strategic initiatives, Australia Council, Sydney ($10,000).

Homan, S. and Newton, D. (2010) The Music Capital: City of Melbourne Music Strategy, City of Melbourne ($10,000).

Homan, S., Cloonan, M. and Shuker, R. (2009-2011) Policy Notes: Local Popular Music in Global Creative Economies, Australian Research Council Discovery project ($233,000).

Bennett, A., Homan, S., Baker, S., Doyle, P., Janssen, S., Cohen, S., Regev, M. and Dowd, T. (2010-2012) Popular music and cultural memory: Localised popular music histories and their significance for national music industries, Australian Research Council Discovery project ($374,000).

Turner, G., Homan, S. et al (2006-2011) Cultural Research Network, Australian Research Council network initiative ($1.82m).

Jenkins, J., Lyons, K., Markwell, K. and Homan, S. (2006) Leisure, recreation and

tourism perspectives in a new town project in the lower Hunter – what are they, how can they best be satisfied/realised by the public/private sectors, University of Newcastle urban research grant ($140,000).

Rowe, D., Stevenson, D., Markwell, K. and Homan, S. (2004) Newcastle City Council: Art Gallery Redevelopment Feasibility Study, University of Newcastle ($55,000).

Bloustien, G., Peters, M., Baker, S., Homan, S., Bennett, A. (2003-2005) Playing for Life: the everyday music practices of marginalised youth as strategic pathways to agency, employment and socio-economic inclusion, Australian Research Council Discovery project ($370,000).

Bloustien, G., Peters, M., Baker, S., Homan, S., Bennett, A. (2004) Playing for Life: Fellowship for on-site German – Australian Collaboration, Australian Research Council Linkage project ($80,000).

Johnson, B. and Homan, S. (2003) Vanishing Acts: An Inquiry into the State of Live Popular Music in New South Wales, Australia Council and the NSW Ministry for the Arts, Sydney ($10,000).

Rowe, D., Stevenson, D. and Homan, S. (2003) Cultural Industry Economic Modelling Report, Newcastle City Council (Australia) ($20,000).

Tomsen, S. and Homan, S. (2003) Boozers and Bouncers: a study of male youth drinking and violence in Newcastle, University of Newcastle, NSW Attorney-General project grant ($15,000).

Research/Industry memberships

  • Contemporary Music National Roundtable (2015-)
  • Victoria Live Music Roundtable (2013-)
  • NSW Live Music Taskforce (2013-14)
  • Australian Research Council assessor (2004-)
  • Panel member 2011, Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (university degree reviews)
  • Invited participant, Australian Music Futures Summit (2008)
  • General Secretary, International Association for the Study of Popular Music (2005-2009)
  • Chair, Australia-New Zealand branch, International Association for the Study of Popular Music (1999-2002)
  • Councillor, Music Council of Australia (2009-)
  • Councillor, Music Victoria (2010-)
  • Curriculum committee member, Box Hill Institute and Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (2010-)