Andrew Dubber is the director of MTF Labs, a Steering Board Member of the Industry Commons Foundation and is an author, academic and broadcaster. Until 2015, Dubber was Professor of Music Industry Innovation at Birmingham City University’s Centre for Media and Cultural Research, and a UK Arts and Humanities Research Council Knowledge Transfer Fellow. As an academic he led and contributed to practice-based research and Knowledge Exchange projects focusing on digital mediation and the creation of meaning from media objects within social and cultural networks. As an early adopter of new media platforms, Dubber has been blogging since 2002 and podcasting since 2004. He established pan-European digital music strategy think tank and consultancy New Music Strategies in 2006.