Dr Leslie Meier
Lecturer in Media and Communication
0113 343 6906
Clothworkers' Building North, 2.25
Office hours: Thursdays 4:30-5pm and Fridays 2-3:30pm during teaching weeks
BComm (Saskatchewan), MA (Simon Fraser), PhD (Western Ontario)
My research interests include:
- The music industries
- The media and cultural industries
- Critical perspectives on advertising, public relations, and promotional culture
- Digital, creative, and cultural labour
- Popular music, culture, and society
COMM1960 Studying Media
COMM2135 Critical Theories of Media
COMM5225M Public Relations, Culture and Society
(2016) Popular Music as Promotion: Music and Branding in the Digital Age. Cambridge, UK: Polity.
(2017) “What the digitalisation of music tells us about capitalism, culture and the power of the information technology sector”, Information, Communication & Society. 21.11: 1555-1570.
DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2017.1340498, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/118507/
(2017) “Selling Out: Musicians, Autonomy, and Compromise in the Digital Age”, POPULAR MUSIC AND SOCIETY. 40.2: 222-238.
DOI: 10.1080/03007766.2015.1120101, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/92954/
(2012) “The Firm Foundation of Organizational Flexibility: The 360 Contract in the Digitalizing Music Industry”, Canadian Journal of Communication. 37.3: 441-458.
(2011) “Promotional ubiquitous musics: Recording artists, brands, and "rendering authenticity"”, Popular Music and Society. 34.4: 399-415.
(2008) “In excess? Body genres, "bad" music, and the judgment of audiences”, Journal of Popular Music Studies. 20.3: 240-260.
(2017) “In sync? Music supervisors, music placement practices, and industrial change”, In: The Routledge Companion to Screen Music and Sound. 281-290
DOI: 10.4324/9781315681047, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/117204/
(2015) “Popular Music Making and Promotional Work inside the ‘New’ Music Industry”, In: Oakley K; O'Connor J (eds.) The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries. Routledge. 402-412
(2014) “Popular music, independence and the concept of the alternative in contemporary capitalism”, In: Bennett J; Strange N (eds.) Media Independence: Working with Freedom or Working for Free?. Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies. New York and Abingdon: Routledge.
Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/82310/
(2011) “In excess? Body genres, "bad" music, and the judgment of audiences”, In: Pop music and easy listening. The Library of Essays on Popular Music. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. 119-139
Research Centres & Groups
I am a member of the Media Industries and Cultural Production Research Group and the Music Reading Group.