Shane Homan is an internationally recognised researcher in the cultural industries and cultural and media policy. He has written extensively about the contemporary music industries and related sectors (recording and live music industries; copyright debates; government policies). Shane has completed commissioned reports on the music industries for Melbourne City Council, the NSW Ministry of Arts and the Australia Council. He has been a project leader and chief investigator on several Australian Research Council grant projects, such as Policy Notes: Local Popular Music in Global Creative Economies (2010-2012). Shane has been active in achieving legislative reform across a range of issues relating to music activity, including reform of laws applying to live music in Australia.