Prof. Martin Cloonan
Martin Cloonan is a Convener of Postgraduate Studies in Music within the School of Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow. His research interests are in the Politics of Popular Music, an area in which he has a number of publications, and in issues concerning censorship and freedom of expression. Martin is a member of Popular Music, Popular Music and Society and the Beitrage zur Popularmusikforschung. His published works include Dark Side of The Tune: Popular Music and Violence (with Bruce Johnson, 2008), Popular Music and the State in the UK (2007) and Banned! Censorship of Popular Music in Britain: 1967-92 (1996). Martin also manages the Glasgow-based band, Zoey Van Goey and is the chair of the anti-censorship group, Freemuse.